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    TRW M14.

    It took me quite a while before I could score an M14icon.....but it sure was worth the wait!!!!!



























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    I believe that's an NM rear sight too. How thick is the front sight blade? .062" makes it a NM front as well. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    I believe that's an NM rear sight too. How thick is the front sight blade? .062" makes it a NM front as well. Nice.
    It's a National Match.

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    Nice...last one I had was TRW # 686868...like yours it was as new.
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    While in high school we got a tour of the TAPCO plant. Owned by the US government but operated by TRW, it extended for almost a mile along Cleveland's Euclid Avenue, and among other things, is where the better M14icon's were built. Because of long production delays at Springfield it took almost five years for the 101st Airborne Division to become the first unit fully equipped with the M14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old tanker View Post
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    Right across Lake Erie from me...at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve762 View Post
    TRW was in the internal combustion engine parts business and not the arms business. They did a lot of aircraft engine parts development in the 1930's mainly engine valves.
    You can also find bridge parts by them and hand tools...
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    Very nice rifle. I grew up just down the road from the plant and my late uncle worked there for many years. I have a few of his tools still. Rick Bicon

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    Very nice rifle. I would say the rifle has National Match sights on it but it is not an official "National Match" rifle. For one the full auto selector would have been welded with the semi-auto block in place. The receiver of a full auto TRW M14icon would have been electro-penciled with an "NM" after the M14 on the heel of the receiver. TRW did do a production run of built from scratch M14 NM rifles in the 1,000,000 serial number series. The M14NM markings on the heel are quite different. Thank you for sharing your photos. We in the states can only dream of owning an original TRW M14 rifle.

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    PS-- The single magazine pouches were generally issued to the USMC. The US Army used the double magazine pouches for the M14.

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