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Lee Emerson Writes Post about SEI's Involvement in the TACOM M14 EBR-NM

Saturday, August 28, 2010

From: Lee Emerson


Sorry for the delay, I finally got a chance to get a post on EBRSOPMODS on the M14 EBR-NM. Just a FYI, Adam Russell has been very supportive. It's getting attention from Canadian M14 owners plus some of the more serious M14 guys from other boards. No drama, no BS, just good solid information on the platform. Anyway, here's what I posted...

Below is the post:

(Thread Started on Aug 28, 2010, 7:04pm)

There now exists a new type of M14, the M14 EBR-RI NM. It is a product of TACOM at Rock Island Arsenal. Doug Carlstrom and Mike Petersen have built at least 5,030 M14 EBR-RI in support of operational needs statements submitted by U. S. Army combat unit commanders overseas. I'm told that there is funding for another 1,200 M14 EBR-RI rifle builds. The M14 EBR-RI is going to be around for awhile.

The M14 EBR-RI NM is the next step in the evolution of the platform. The difference between the the M14 EBR-RI and its National Match sibling are: 1) Smith Enterprise, Inc. medium weight NM M118LR chambered 1:10 ROT four groove nitrocarburized barrel 2) Smith Enterprise, Inc. gas system and 3) Sage International, Ltd. M14 EBR stock fitted with an advanced design butt stock. The butt stock is believed to be a derivation of the Magpul PRS2 - G3 butt stock.

The first M14 EBR-RI NM was shot at Camp Perry on August 14, 2010 by a U. S. Army Brigadier General (sorry, I don't have his name). The General scored 184 out of a possible 200 at 1000 yards using M118LR ammunition. Before the rifle was sent to Camp Perry, Mike Petersen at TACOM fired it at an indoor range. It grouped 0.5 " at 100 yards using M118LR ammunition.

Here are some photos taken in July 2010 where it was assembled at Rock Island Arsenal TACOM:

his first M14 EBR-RI NM has a Winchester receiver. The stock is marked M14 EBR-RINM on the left side directly above the trigger. The barrel is stamped SMITH ENT TACOM RI M-118 LR. The barrel assembly and gas system for the M14 EBR-RI NM was assembled at Smith Enterprise, Inc. in October 2009 although a match reamed USGI flash suppressor was the muzzle attachment that was used for the RIA build:

Smith Enterprise, Inc. and Sage International, Ltd. are following the lead of TACOM Rock Island Arsenal for civilians that may be interested having a civilian legal clone of the M14 EBR-RI NM. If interested, contact Smith Enterprise, Inc. You will need to supply a host rifle for the build. If you live in a state that does not allow a flash suppressor with the Sage stock, a muzzle brake will be installed on the rifle. Options are NM or standard USGI M14 sights.

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