February 25, 2009

MODEL GUN COLLECTIONS(5) - M14 RIFLE BY HUDSON

M-14 rifleReceiver of M-14 riflebolt is locked and ready to load

This M-14 rifle is my first no-firing model gun from Hudson. I bought it around 6 years ago when I had a chance to get a good discount. Or I will never have it on my hand. Thanks to the store owner Allan!

M-14 is one of the major rifles in western countries after WW II; the other 2 are FN FAL and HK G3. M-14 has the worst performance among these 3 rifles, so it had a very short service life in US Army and replaced by M-16 assault rifle. But recently, US Army brought them back to battle field as sniper rifles after some modifications.

In 1967, US sold the production line to Taiwan to mass-produce the M14 for replacing the M1 Grand rifle and others. This local produced M14 was called Type 57, because the year for the first production was in 1968 which was year 57 in ROC calendar.

I love M-14 so much, because it was my best friend when I took military training at Cheng Kung Hill (成功嶺) and when I served in army in Matsu Islands (馬祖). M-14 is long and heavy, even kicks a lot when you fire it. But it is still a reliable friend.

Today Type 57 rifle was decommissioned from Taiwanese military forces and replace by various local produced rifles (T65, T86 and T91), but it is still popular on survival games' battle fields.

M-14 EBR真重....

a M-14 EBR airsoft BB gun, M-14 EBR is an enhanced M-14

7 comments:

bo2 said...

你這把比我當兵時拿的帥,
我那時拿的是膠把的,醜斃了!!

不過醜也有醜的好處,還記得當時連上有人站衛兵時因為打瞌睡不小心摔槍,結果槍托護木摔斷(槍機部位),後來這位老兄在禁閉室蹲了兩禮拜,相對拿到膠把的我就非常幸運,因為膠把超強,就算摔到槍機都彈出來,瓦斯鋼管都分離,膠把也是不可能斷的呀!!!

James Tung said...

國造木槍托因為材質的關係,不是很耐用。我當兵時M-14也是換全新膠拖、拖底板與上護木,槍身還是原裝的,不是聯勤的。

老方 said...

你這把的顏色比我的要漂亮...
說到M14(五七步槍)呀!!
咱那個時候就是用M14木托的,親眼看到同梯的在成功嶺做三行四進的"滾進"的時候,槍托折斷...
該員下場..只有一個~~~慘字!!

James Tung said...

你那把M-14雖然顏色差一點,但是價錢更好啊!

H. said...

唉~真是炫耀文啊~哼!

James Tung said...

寫炫耀文跟讀炫耀文都是樂趣啊:)

Sherwin Kuo said...

Hello, I've been looking all over for the Hudson website until I found your link. I was ecstatic until the link turned out to be parked. Is Hudson Model Guns no longer around? My email is in my name URL, if you can help me in any way thank you