The Norinco M-14 rifle is a 7.62 mm magazine-fed, gas operated rifle, designed primarily for semi-automatic fire. The rifle is considered by many an excellent design. The M14 rifle is easy to disassemble and clean. It breaks down into the barrel and receiver, firing mechanism, and the stock.
A legend for accuracy and reliability, the M14 rifle, formally the United States Rifle, is an American semi-automatic rifle firing 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Winchester) ammunition. It was the standard issue U.S. rifle from 1959 to 1970. The M14 has seen service with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps basic and advanced individual training, and was the standard issue infantry rifle in CONUS, Europe, and South Korea, until replaced by the M16 rifle in 1970. The M14 remains in limited front line service with the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and is also used as a ceremonial weapon. It was the last American "battle rifle" (a term applied to weapons firing full-power rifle ammunition) issued in quantity to U.S. troops.
The Norinco M14 rifles are rumored to be built off the original USGI tooling.
- Caliber: .308 Win.
- Capacity: 5
- Action: Semi-Automatic
- Operation: Gas, Rotating Bolt
- Stock: Synthetic
- Sights: Fixed Front, Adjustable Rear
- Barrel: 22", Chrome-Lined
- Twist: 1:12
- Overall Length: 44.09"
- Weight: 11.24 lbs.