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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlung87 View Post
    Can't go wrong with the M14 platform for collecting, or the FAL really. Lots of variants to get lost in the collector's sauce with.
    Unsure about a M14 as a collectors rifle unless you mean a pre86 NFA original. As far as M1A's go, even prebans aren't necessarily very collectible.
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    Scar 17S arrived and I've temporarily topped with a Trijicon 3-9x40 Accupoint and Bobro mount. Will get some range time tomorrow, but I can already see that the charging handle isn't going to play well with the Bobro and my fingers when charging the weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Unsure about a M14 as a collectors rifle unless you mean a pre86 NFA original. As far as M1A's go, even prebans aren't necessarily very collectible.
    I was referring to the Devine M1A's and building XM21, XM25 replicas, mostly. For the true XM21 and XM25 builds, lots of hard to find USGI parts /or optics that cost a pretty penny.

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    I agree with Josh, if you open it up to full auto, an HK sear/MP5 can offer a lot of enjoyment and it is a fantastic investment. Add an M16A1 and you have 2 iconic firearms (for around $50k). You have a lot of options (hosts and uppers) with modern variations and readily available spare parts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barfly76 View Post
    I agree with Josh, if you open it up to full auto, an HK sear/MP5 can offer a lot of enjoyment and it is a fantastic investment. Add an M16A1 and you have 2 iconic firearms (for around $50k). You have a lot of options (hosts and uppers) with modern variations and readily available spare parts.


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    Yep. HK sear and m16 is pretty much perfection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtlung87 View Post
    I was referring to the Devine M1A's and building XM21, XM25 replicas, mostly. For the true XM21 and XM25 builds, lots of hard to find USGI parts /or optics that cost a pretty penny.
    I personally prefer to collect guns that will appreciate in value - transferable MGs, german HKs, Swiss SIGs. To each their own, M1As (especially highly customized) will not appreciate much unless they are fullauto. And I would personally only own a forged receiver FA m14 (i.e. from a factory military production line like Win or h&r or a forged Smith Enterprise).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warg View Post
    Scar 17S arrived and I've temporarily topped with a Trijicon 3-9x40 Accupoint and Bobro mount. Will get some range time tomorrow, but I can already see that the charging handle isn't going to play well with the Bobro and my fingers when charging the weapon.
    Bobro makes a mount with the lock lever reversed; perfect for the SCAR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshNC View Post
    Bobro makes a mount with the lock lever reversed; perfect for the SCAR.
    Thanks. The particular mount I have allows one to swap the base easily.

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    The list I have been working on since i was a pup:

    Metric Fal
    Inch Fal (SLR)
    Ak74
    M14 clone
    G3 clone
    M1 Garand
    M1 Carbine
    SCAR
    M16a2 clone
    M4 clone

    I have 6 of these 10, as well as 1903a3, SMLE Lee Enfield and something else Im forgetting. Love the classics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warg View Post
    Scar 17S arrived and I've temporarily topped with a Trijicon 3-9x40 Accupoint and Bobro mount. Will get some range time tomorrow, but I can already see that the charging handle isn't going to play well with the Bobro and my fingers when charging the weapon.

    Since you have a SCAR 17 I'd just go with collecting modern firearms.

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