SOLD FOR: $4010.12
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M25 White Feather.
An M1A Sniper Rifle patterned after the U.S. M14/M25 sniper rifle. It commemorates the legendary U.S.M.C. sniper Carlos “White Feather” Hathcock.
Serial Number: WF0209. The “WF” prefix is for “White Feather”.
Year of Manufacture: 2001 – 2009
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Action Type: Semi-Automatic with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The top rear of the receiver is marked “US RIFLE M25 / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / WF0209”. The left side of the receiver is marked with a “feather in the center of scope crosshairs”. Around this are the words “CARLOS HATHCOCK” and “LONG TRANG”. Long Trang roughly translates to “White Feather”. The left side is also marked with the facsimile signature of “CARLOS HATHCOCK II”. The top of the bolt body is marked “7790186 / TRW Z8”. The recoil pad is marked “MCMILLAN”. The right side of the barrel is marked “CLINT FOWLER RIFLES / DPAG -14 308 PALMA”. The barrel markings indicate that the barrel has a 1 in 14 twist rate and works best with Palma bullets. The underside of the bolt is marked with the last 4 digits of the serial number in electric pencil. The trigger group is marked “7267030-I” and with the last 4 digits of the serial number in electric pencil. The hammer is marked “5546008-HR-N”.
The scope is marked “LEUPOLD / MARK 4 / M3-10X / 179827A” and “1 CLICK = .5 MIN.”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 22 inches. 24 inches to the end of the muzzle brake.
Sights / Optics: There are no iron sights. The top of the receiver is fitted with 6 1/2 inches of Picatinny rail. Two scope rings hold the fixed 10 power scope to the rail. The Leupold Mark 4 Long Range Tactical M3 Rifle Scope uses a Mil-Dot reticle. The glass appears clear and the knobs turn. The scope tube shows a few scuffs & small scrapes. The scope assembly is in about Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The fiberglass stock is a McMillan M3A with a factory camo paint finish. The stock is bedded to the receiver. The pistol grip and forearm have a heavy texture. The stock is bolted to the action. It has an adjusting length of pull (spacers) and an adjustable cheek piece. The bottom of the butt shows an unfilled screw hole. The stock shows scuffs, scrapes and a few small scratches. The LOP measures 13 3/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized Receiver; Barrel in the White
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore shines and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The metal shows scuffs and small light scrapes. The markings are deep & clear. 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: There is NO magazine.
The rifle comes with a scope assembly; see above.
Our Assessment: The Springfield Armory M25 “White Feather” Tactical was produced between 2001 and 2009 and needless to say, no longer in production. If you missed the opportunity before, now is your chance! This rifle honors Vietnam era sniper Carlos Hathcock II. This was a man who hunted down the enemy. If you aren’t familiar with him check out this book https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Sniper-93-Confirmed-Kills/dp/0425103552. This one was custom built by Clint Fowler using a stainless match barrel 1 in 14 twist rate and works best with Palma bullets. The srtock is a factory camo McMillan M3A, which allows adjustment for LOP (length-of-pull) via the use of spacers and for cheek rest position via a knob, which may be loosened to raise or lower the cheek piece. Other aids to accuracy include a welded, custom match gas system, a lapped and fitted bolt, pillar glass bedding, and a custom match op rod spring guide. The M25 is guaranteed to shoot 1/2-MOA (minute of angle) at 100 yards when it leaves the factory. That’s very accurate for any rifle but especially for a self-loading one. More on the rifle from https://www.tactical-life.com/firearms/gun-test-springfield-armory-m25-whitefeather-308/. Clint Fowler is highly regarded as a builder of custom M14 patterned rifles. This M25 is topped with a Leupold Mark 4 Long Range Tactical M3 Rifle Scope. Both the rifle and scope are in Fine condition. This M25 Sniper Rifle will add some precision to your collection and should make you smile every time you pull the trigger.