M14 RIFLE COST ANALYSIS REPORT
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS AND COST ANALYSIS DIV
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The report summarizes the system history and the development, investment, and operating costs of the 7.62mm M14 rifle. Development of the rifle occurred from 1945 to 1956 and totaled 10.9 million. Overall, 1.38 million rifles were delivered from 1960 to 1965 by four manufacturers at an average cost of 105.15 each. The production learning experience curve had a slope of 92 percent. The annual operating costs per year per rifle for maintenance includes repair parts, direct and general support facilities, and labor are about 50.52 per year.