SOLD FOR: $2025
Make: Springfield Armory
Serial Number: 024893
Year of Manufacture: 1983
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi-Auto, Detachable Magazine Fed Rifle. Please note, no magazine is included.
Markings: The rear of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE / 7.62-mm M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 024893”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186 / TRW ZG”. The left side of the trigger pack is marked “7267030 SA”. The hammer is marked “5546008 HR C”. The left sight knob is marked with numbers 2-11 with a hash mark between each number, “R”, “Z / F”, and “M”; the right knob is marked “LEFT / DRC / LEFT” and has arrows. The top of the rear sight ladder is marked “NM” and the aperture is marked “595”. The top of the barrel is marked “NM”. The front of the grip is marked “P”.
Barrel Length: 22″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a post set between two protective ears dovetailed and set screwed to a base that is integral to the faux 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 with a brown leather sling attached. 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 some light wear at the toe. There are some light compressions on the left side of the buttstock. There is a notable impact mark on the right side of the forearm towards the front and a lighter one on the left. There is a dragline on the left side below the receiver. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows light thinning throughout. The stock rates in about Fine 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 94% of its metal finish. There is some faint thinning on the leading edges of the receiver. There are scattered marks on the top of the bolt. The gas chamber assembly shows pitting throughout. There is thinning throughout the faux flash hider. There is light operational wear. The metal has light handling marks and faint operational wear. The markings are deep. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about 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 previously mentioned sling is attached. Please note, no magazine is included.
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 M1A is equipped with an M14 stock that features the selector switch cut on the right side. This would be a great rifle for competition or recreational target shooting. This M1A is in 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!