PreBan Chinese Norinco M14 Sporter 7.62×51/.308 25” Semi-Auto Rifle M305

WOA#: WY220430DW005

Sold For: $1,025.00

Make: Norinco

Model: M-14 Sporter

Serial Number: 92717

Year of Manufacture: 1990’s

Caliber: .308 / 7.62×51

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “92717”

Barrel Length: 25” with muzzle device

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a blade with protective wings and the rear sight is an aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are traditional walnut wood stocks with a composite top handguard.  The buttstock has a flip-up shoulder brace with a compartment for 2 cleaning kits.  This rifle comes with the flash suppressor and bayonet lug that was banned from Chinese Imports.  The bayonet is welded and non removable.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock, which has a shoulder rest. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  This rifle comes with 2x 20rd M14 M1A USGI Box Magazines Parkerized in Good to Very Good Condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is little to no visible erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no visible wear. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  Cleaning Kit

Our Assessment:  The M1 Garand became the workhorse of the American military during WWII and it earned a place of honor and prestige in the history books. The Garand was replaced by a souped up version with a detachable box magazine: the M14. The traditional wood-and-steel combat rifle design, which this rifle mimics, would only remain a battlefield staple for a few more years before the M16 came knocking. Still, the M14 served as a marksman rifle for the US military and would earn its own following of diehard fans thanks to its reliability in the field and the power behind the projectiles. Norinco, seeing the success of the M14 platform and the die hard niche that it carved out in the firearms world decided in the 90’s that it would begin to duplicate the Classic M14 design and import their rifles to countries such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and many others.  If you look at the chinese tag on an item at the retail store, you might jump the gun and assume “chincy, cheap, junk”.  However with Chinese firearms they are produced on the same factory lines as their official military weapons, meaning you can be confident that you are getting the highest quality materials that China uses for their military.  Tested for war.  Whether you’re shooting for accuracy and you need a firearm to help stock your freezer with game or give some protection against things that go bump in the night, the M14 is a classic design that belongs in everyone’s collection and this Norinco is a perfect opportunity to do just that.  Norinco firearms were banned in 1994 by the Clinton Administration for a number of reasons.  Supposedly Norinco tried selling weapons directly to gangs and cartels.  Regardless of the reason, the gun loving firearms community of the U.S. had lost the chance to acquire firearms that created a huge fan base.  These rifles are becoming harder to come by so don’t miss your chance to get one for yourself!  Good Luck!