SOLD FOR: $2035.77
Model: M1A Scout Squad
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Caliber/Gauge: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle fed by Detachable Magazine. Please note, no magazine is included.
Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “US RIFLE M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY (t) / 204688”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186-SA / F00171”, the bottom is marked “K7”. The oprod is marked “7267064-2 / SA”. The trigger pack is marked “7267030 TRW”. The inside top of the stock is marked “BOYDS”. The right side of the chamber is marked “GENESEO IL 308”. The right bottom flat of the receiver is marked “Springfield Inc. Geneseo IL”. The underside of the receiver is marked “16”.
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 break. The top of the barrel is equipped with a picatinny rail for a long eye relief scope (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The Boyds 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. The wood shows a few scattered faint draglines and two small nicks along the bottom edge of the grip. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has no significant 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, just a few minor spots of fouling..
Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 96% of its finish. There is light thinning at certain leading edges. There is a patch of minor surface oxidation on the top right of the barrel. There are other sparse minor marks throughout the metal. There is faint operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp and clear. Overall, the rifle is in about Fine-Plus 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 paperwork including an army technical manual and a safety lock. Please note, no magazine is included.
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 Boyds 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. All it needs is a magazine. Please see our photos and good luck!