SOLD FOR: $2325
Make: Springfield Armory
Serial Number: 049242
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Detachable Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The rear of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE / 7.62-mm M-1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 049242”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186 / 66118-EE”. The left side of the trigger pack is marked “7267030 66118”. The front of the hammer is marked “SA 5546008”. The left sight knob is marked with numbers 2-11 with a hash mark between each number and “M / WC-E”, the right knob is marked “LEFT / WRIGHT / LEFT” and has arrows. The oprod is marked “7267064 / 611180” and has a small circled eagle. There are a few small inspection marks on the barrel, the right side of the chamber is marked with “MP” and a small eagle in a box.
Barrel Length: Approximately 22″ to the end of the barrel. The flash suppressor is included but we cannot install it due to our local laws.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective ears. It is installed on the male dovetail on the flash hider. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture set between protective ears.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The M-14 walnut stock has a pistol grip, selector switch cutout, and uses a plastic upper handguard. There are sling swivels mounted at the butt and on the forend. The buttstock has a checkered metal butt plate that swivels up to reveal a second checkered buttplate underneath it. The second buttplate has a trapdoor covering two holes in the stock for storage of cleaning equipment. There are a few little scuffs and light compressions. There are a couple of light handling marks. The LOP measures 13 1/4 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some light wear, no major defects. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp & deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a couple of little scuffs and rubs that have faintly thinned the finish, mainly on the barrel. There are a few little brass marks on the receiver. The metal has light handling marks and faint operational wear. The markings are deep. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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: Included is the flash hider and a 20-round magazine. Please note, no magazine will be included if prohibited by your local laws.
Our Assessment: This is a nice Springfield Armory M1A that looks like it saw much more time in the previous owners safe than at the range. 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 competition or recreational target shooting. This M1A is in Excellent condition and should make its new owner smile every time they take it out to the range. Please see our photos and good luck!