Springfield M1A National Match .308 Win 22″ USGI Parts Semi-Auto Rifle 1987

SOLD FOR: $1636

LSB#: 220424JT001


Make: Springfield Armory


Model: M1A National Match


Serial Number: 041112


Year of Manufacture: 1987 (per Springfield)


Caliber: 7.62mm NATO / .308 Winchester


Action Type: Semi-Auto, Detachable Magazine Fed Rifle.


Markings: The rear of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE / 7.62-mm M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 041112”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186 / HRT  A13 / ATG” and is hand scribed “1656”. The left sight knob is marked with numbers 2-11 with a hash mark between each number, “M” between step 10 and 11, “E” between 9 and 10, and “WC” between 8 and 9. The right knob is marked “LEFT / LEFT” and has alternating arrows. The top of the rear sight arm is marked “NM”. The right side of the front sight is marked “NM 062”. The right side of the barrel is marked “H&R 7790190 10 60-R”. The top of the wrist is marked “64”. The left side of the stock bears the defense “eagle” acceptance stamp. The front of the grip is marked with a circled “P” firing proof. The fit of the fire control group is very tight, due to the glass bedding of the action to the stock. We did not remove the fire control group or action from the stock to inspect for additional markings.


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 flash hider. Due to CA law, the flash hider is not installed, but is included. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture set between protective ears.


Stock Configuration & Condition: The M14 walnut stock has a pistol grip and uses a synthetic upper handguard. The action is glass-bedded in the stock. 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 selector switch cut has been filled.  The second buttplate has a trapdoor covering two holes in the stock for storage of the included cleaning equipment. The stock has several evenly dispersed nicks, compressions, scratches, and scuffs. There is a small amount of material loss on the left edge of the buttplate heel cut. The LOP measures 13 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows no significant wear. The stock rates in about Good-Plus overall condition as modified.


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 95% of its metal finish. There is light thinning along the leading edges. There is a cluster of small dings on either side of the gas chamber. There are a few faint scratches throughout the barrel. The action shows light operational wear and there are light handling marks. The markings are deep. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in 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: Included is the previously mentioned detached flash hider and a single 20-round magazine. The magazine shows standard operational wear with intact feed lips and a strong spring. Please note, no magazines will be included where prohibited by law.


Our Assessment: This M1A left the Springfield factory as a receiver only in 1987 and was built with a chrome-lined H&R barrel and an M14 stock. These service barrels are USGI issued and were manufactured by Harrington & Richardson (H&R) in the early 1960’s. This rifle has been nicely maintained, retaining roughly 95% original finish with a bright bore. This M1A National Match 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!

Springfield M1A National Match .308 Win 22" USGI Parts Semi-Auto Rifle 1987
Springfield M1A National Match .308 Win 22″ USGI Parts Semi-Auto Rifle 1987