SOLD FOR: $1951
Model: M1A National Match
Year of Manufacture: September 2015
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) / 369016”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186-SA / F00309”, the bottom is marked “F5”. The oprod is marked “7267064-2 / SA”. The inside of the stock is marked “BOYDS SA” and “2015”. 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 top of the barrel is marked “NM .308 SS”. The right side of the front sight is marked “NM 062”.
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. 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.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The smooth wood Boyds 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 no notable 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 no perceptible wear. The stock rates in about 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 99% of its finish. There are no imperfections worth noting. There is faint operational wear. 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 in its original serial matching box with four 10-round magazines, an assortment of paperwork including an army technical manual, an assortment of tools including a gas cylinder wrench, various drills, and cleaning supplies, and various informational books. (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!