Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad 308 Winchester Semi-Automatic Rifle 2018

SOLD FOR: $1900

LSB#: 211028TR04

Make: Springfield

Model: M1A Scout Squad

Serial#: 443155

Year of Manufacture: 2018

Caliber/Gauge: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)

Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle with detachable magazine

Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “US RIFLE M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY (t) / 443155”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186-SA / F00357”, the bottom is marked “09”. The oprod is marked “7267064-2 / SA”. The right side of the chamber is marked “SPRINGFIELD INC / GENESEO IL”. The right side bottom flat of the receiver is marked “Springfield Inc. / Geneseo IL”. The underside of the receiver is marked “302”. The top of the barrel is marked “.308”. The right side of the front sight is marked “NM 062”.

Barrel Length: 18”

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. 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. The top of the barrel is equipped with a picatinny rail for a long eye relief scope (not included). Also included is an M1A fourth generation aluminum scope mount in its original black hard case.

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 are a couple tiny compressions and a light dragline on the left side of the forend that are hardly worth noting. 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 no perceptible wear. The stock rates in about Fine-Excellent overall condition

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 99% of its finish. There are some faint marks on the muzzle brake. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp and clear. Overall, the rifle is 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 and Accessories: This rifle comes with a black canvas SA zip-up case with paperwork including an army technical manual, the previously mentioned scope mount, seven 10-round magazines, a green canvas sling, cleaning tools, and a safety lock.

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. This Springfield Armory M1A Scout Semi-Automatic Rifle takes .308 Winchester ammunition. The Scout Squad is an M1A marketed toward law enforcement users. It has an 18-inch (46 cm) barrel, a forward-mounted optical sight base, and a proprietary muzzle stabilizer. It is advertised as being optimal for Aimpoint optics, although most mounts attached to the factory accessory rail will still require a cheek rest in order to get the proper weld. It is available in both wood stocked and synthetic furniture options with different colours of wood and synthetic stocks. This one has a smooth walnut stock that is in fine-excellent condition. 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!

Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad 308 Winchester Semi-Automatic Rifle 2018
Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad 308 Winchester Semi-Automatic Rifle 2018