A huge M14 training rifle, USA, mid 20th century

A huge M14 training rifle, USA, mid 20th century


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Of enormous proportions, these rifles were made as “training guns“ as demonstrators for troops. Rather than showing individuals how the rifle worked they were able to demonstrate the mechanism (assembling, disassembling, cleaning, firing, etc) of the rifle to entire halls of troops, hence the cutaway sections which show the recoil system, the bolt and the cartridge chamber.

This particular rifle is a US M14 .30 Calibre Rifle introduced in the 1950’s for the US army. It became the standard-issued rifle for the U.S. military in 1959 replacing the M1 Garand rifle in the U.S. Army by 1961 and the U.S. Marine Corps by 1965 until being replaced by the M16 rifle beginning in 1964. The M14 was used by U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps for basic and advanced individual training (AIT) from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s. This demonstrator measures a massive 220cm in width and has been recondition and chromed to make for one of the most dramatic and eye-catching pieces of military history and interior design one could imagine.

Condition: reconditioned, perfect

Dimensions: 220cm wide, 30cm deep, 44cm high