Springfield Armory M1A M1-A Socom 16″ .308 Winchester Semi-Auto Rifle, 2022
SOLD FOR: $2500
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1A Socom 16
Serial Number: 506870
Year of Manufacture: 2022
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 506870”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186-SA / F00397”. The oprod is marked “SOCOM 16” and “7267064-2 / SA” on the protected portion. The left side of the shank is marked “SPRINGFIELD INC. / GENESEO IL.”. The right bottom flat of the receiver is marked “Springfield Inc. Geneseo IL.” The top of the barrel is marked “.308”. The underside of the bolt is marked “09”.
Barrel Length: 16”
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. There is a threaded mounting point integral to the left of the receiver for a side mounted rail for an optical sight. The front sight is a blade with a white aiming reference set between two protective ears that is dovetailed and screw set to a base which is integral to the installed compensator. Equipped to the top of the barrel via a picatinny rail and two rings is a Burris Scout scope with long eye relief and 2-7x magnification and a BDC reticle. The rear brand markings have been colored over with black marker. Otherwise, the scope shows no significant wear and the lenses are clear. The scope rates in about Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The installed stock is FDE polymer with diamond checkering and consists of the main piece and an upper hand guard. The main piece features a pistol grip, straight comb, and a Springfield marked rubber buttpad. There is a sling swivel front and rear with an attached FDE canvas sling. The stock shows no noteworthy wear or damage and there are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2” front the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad, which shows no significant wear. Overall, the installed stock rates in about Excellent condition.
Also included is a black checkered synthetic stock that features a pistol grip, a straight comb, a metallic shoulder rest buttplate with internal storage compartment, and the factory sling swivel at the bottom of the forend and a fixed sling swivel at the rear with an attached black canvas sling. The stock shows some extremely faint draglines around the buttstock but no significant imperfections. The plate shows barely perceptible marks around the edges. Overall this stock rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion but there is some fouling throughout the grooves. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9.5/10.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is light operational thinning. The flash hider and bottom metal show some scattered faint lines. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp and clear. Overall, the rifle is in about Fine-Excellent 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 with this rifle is the previously mentioned scope and additional stock, as well as a black M1A canvas soft case, a total of 5 10-round magazines, paperwork including a manual and inspection tag, cleaning kit, and a safety lock and key. The soft case shows no significant imperfections and has no rips or tears. It rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: It is apparent at first glance that this rifle has seen little use. The M1A SOCOM 16 has a 16.25? barrel that’s mated to the gas system with a proprietary muzzle brake to reduce felt recoil in a big way. The rifle features a synthetic stock making it lightweight and giving it an attractive appearance. The highest bidder would be lucky to take this home. Please see our photos and good luck!