Springfield Armory M1A M1-A 308 Win USGI 22″ M14 Stock Semi-Auto Rifle 1983

Sold for $2070.00

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1A

Serial Number: 026346

Year of Manufacture: 1983 

Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)

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 / 026346”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186 / TRW ZG”. The left side of the trigger pack is marked “7267030-G”. The hammer is marked “5546008-HR-N”. The left sight knob is marked with numbers 2-11 with a hash mark between each number, “WC”, “E”, and “M”; the right knob is marked “LEFT / SA / LEFT” and has arrows. The top of the barrel is marked “NM”. The left side of the buttstock is marked with three dots over an anville within a circle.The oprod is marked “7267064 / SA”.

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. 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 scattered draglines and compression with the most notable on the left side of the stock. There are a few dispersed minor nicks. There is a small chip loss on the bottom of the stock just to the right of the trigger pack assembly. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows thinning throughout with some scattered pitting. The stock rates in about Good-Very Good overall condition

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright. The rifling is sharp & deep. There is some erosion in the grooves, more notable nearer to the muzzle.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish. There is some faint thinning on the leading edges of the oprod. There are scattered marks on the top of the bolt. The gas chamber assembly shows light scratches. There is light 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 and one 5-round magazine are included. The flash hider is included separately.  

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!