Sold For: $1,299
Make: Springfield Armory
Serial Number: 083998
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Detachable Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 083998”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186 / TRW ZH”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 22 inches; 25 inches to the front of the muzzle brake.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post with two protective ears dovetailed to a base integral to the muzzle brake assembly. The rear sight is a fully-adjustable aperture set between protective ears. The left of the receiver has provision for installing a scope mount (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is checkered black synthetic with a black synthetic handguard, pistol grip, straight comb, sling swivels front and rear, an additional sling stud behind the front sling swivel for mounting a bipod (none included), and a black rubber buttpad with a serrated rear face. The stock has some scattered scuffs and scrapes, most notable in the grip, with some finish loss along edges. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad, 12 5/8″ to the back of the stock. The pad generally sits proud to the stock and has minor wear. Overall, the stock is in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered light scrapes and scratches with thinning finish at the muzzle-end of the brake. The action shows light operational wear. The receiver has had three holes drilled and tapped, two on the right edge on the op-rod rail and one at the left-rear corner to fix the receiver to the stock. The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good-Fine 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: The rifle comes with a single 10-round magazine, showing light operational wear, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Very Good-plus condition.
Our Assessment: This Springfield M1A looks great and has a strong bore that shines. 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 M1A is in Very Good-Fine condition and should make its new owner smile every time they take it out to the range. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle CAN be transferred/sold in California.