SOLD FOR: $1675
Model: M1A National Match
Year of Manufacture: July 2006
Caliber/Gauge: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle fed by detachable magazine. Please note, no magazine is included with this rifle.
Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “US RIFLE M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY (t) / 190136”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186-SA / A00041”. The oprod is marked “7267064-2 / SA”. The right side of the barrel is marked “SPRINGFIELD INC GENESEO IL” and the bottom right flat of the receiver is marked “Springfield Inc. / Geneseo IL”. The underside of the receiver is marked “066”. The top of the barrel is marked “NM .308-SS”. The right side of the front sight is marked “NM 062”. The left side of the trigger housing is marked “7267030 SA”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights/ Optics: The rear sight is a fully-adjustable aperture set between protective ears, the face of the right knob is marked “LEFT” twice between alternating curved arrows and “SA” underneath one of the curved arrows. The body of the left knob is marked with numbers 2-11 with an “M” between 11 and 10, “S” between 10 and 9, and an “A” between 8 and 9. The front sight is a blade set between two protective ears that is dovetailed and screw set to a base which is integral to the muzzle brake. Equipped to the top of the receiver via a B-Square rail and mount system is a Bushnell Legend scope with 5-15x magnification and a mil dot reticle. The scope has clear lenses and minimal wear, rating in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The smooth wood stock has a pistol grip and uses a synthetic 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 is a tiny mark here and there but no major imperfections. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. There are no chips or cracks. The plate has some hardly notable thinning on the edges. The stock rates in about Fine-Excellent overall condition
Type of Finish: Parkerized w/ Stainless Barrel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 97% of its finish. There is thinning at the leading edges of the gas cylinder assembly and the front sight. There is some verdigris build up in the ports of the muzzle brake. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp and clear. Overall, the rifle is in about Fine-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 and Accessories: This rifle comes with its original serial matching box, the previously mentioned scope, paperwork including an army technical manual, and a safety lock. (Please see photos)
Our Assessment: The Springfield Armory M1A is a semi-automatic rifle made by Springfield Armory, Inc., beginning in 1974, based on the M14 rifle, for the civilian and law enforcement markets in the United States. “M1A” is a proprietary name for Springfield Armory’s M14-pattern rifle. Early M1A rifles were built with surplus G.I. parts until Springfield Armory, Inc. began manufacturing their own. Two M1As are advertised as match rifles, the National Match M1A and the Super Match M1A. The National Match is a more basic model, while the Super Match is more customizable and has additional features on some models such as a McMillan stock and a Douglas stainless steel barrel. This Springfield Armory M1A National Match Semi-Automatic Rifle takes .308 Winchester ammunition. It has a smooth wood stock that is in excellent condition and a stainless steel barrel. The bore is bright and the mechanics are strong. This is a beautiful rifle that seems to have seen very little use. Please see our photos and good luck!