SOLD FOR: $1040
Make: Polytech, China
Serial Number: 04007
Year of Manufacture: 1980s-1989
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Detachable Magazine Fed Rifle. Please note, no magazine is included.
Markings: The left rear of the receiver is marked “M-14S.308 / TDE USA SFLD MICH. / POLYTECH, CHINA” and “04007”. The left sight knob is marked with numbers 2-11 with a hash mark between each number and “M / WC-E”, the right knob is marked “LEFT / WCE / LEFT” and has arrows.
Barrel Length: Approximately 22″ to the end of the barrel and 25″ to the faux-flash hider.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective ears. The right protective ear is bent. It is installed on the male dovetail on the muzzle brake. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture set between protective ears.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The wood stock has a pistol grip and uses a fiberglass upper handguard. There are sling swivels mounted at the butt and on the forend. The buttstock has a checkered metal butt plate that swivels up to reveal a second checkered buttplate underneath it. The second buttplate has a trapdoor covering two holes in the stock for storage of cleaning equipment. There are some scattered scratches and a few small compressions. The most noticeable marks on the stock are on the bottom of the forend. There is a scrape on the right edge below the receiver. There is a white dot of paint on the front of the pistol grip. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some scattered rubs and scuffs. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp & deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light rubs and some of the edges have light thinning. The right protective ear of the front sight protector is bent. The metal has light handling marks and faint operational wear. The markings are deep. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork& Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a nice Polytech M14S, an unlicensed copy of the Springfield Armory M1A. The M14S was banned in the late 1980s from importation so if you’d like to get your hands on one now is the chance. The M1A has been a popular rifle with target and competition shooters for decades, tracing its roots back to the M14 rifle used by US troops from 1959 to this very day, though in more limited roles than in the ’50s. This would be a great rifle for hunting, competition, or recreational target shooting. This M14S is in Fine Plus condition and should make its new owner smile every time they take it out to the range. Please see our photos and good luck!