Springfield M1A M1-A USGI M14 Stocks .308 Win 22″ Semi-Auto Rifle, 1973 C&R

SOLD FOR: $3,526.99

LSB#: 240424MF018

Make: Springfield Armory

Model: M1A

Serial Number: 000737

Year of Manufacture: 1973

Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)

Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle. No magazine included.

Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE / 7.62-mm M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 000737”. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186 / TRW ZG”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “DEVINE TEX”.  The op-rod is marked “7267064 / 66118”. The left side of the trigger pack is marked “7267030”. The front of the bipod mount is marked “U.S. 7790833 / BIPOD RIFLE M2”.

Barrel Length: 22”

Sights / Optics: The rear sight is a fully-adjustable aperture set between protective ears, the right knob is marked “LEFT” twice between alternating curved arrows and “CPP” underneath one of the curved arrows and “NM”. The left knob is marked with numbers 2-10 by twos and “UP”, “DOWN”, “BATTLE”, and “RANGE” with a triangle and two alternating arrows. There is a mounting point integral to the left of the receiver with an attached SA A.R.T. IV mount supporting a Redfield 3-9x scope with a duplex reticle. The scope has some scattered little nicks and scratches and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Very Good condition. There is no front sight present.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The USGI M14 wood stock is walnut with a semi-pistol grip, selector switch cut-out on the right, straight comb stock with the factory sling swivel stud at the bottom of the forend and a fixed sling swivel at the rear. The stock has a DOD stamp on the left side. There is a circle “P” cartouche on the front of the grip. Attached to the swivels is a green canvas sling. The slimline upper handguard is brown polymer. The buttplate is a hinged metal style with a storage compartment underneath. The sides of the forearm show some notable scuffs from contact with the bipod mount. There are other generally dispersed little impacts and light scratches. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate, which shows hardly any wear. Overall this stock rates in about Very Good-Plus condition.

Also included is an M14 pistol grip stock with a folding forearm grip, sling swivel front and rear, and a rubber buttpad with a folding metal plate. The selector switch has been filled. There are scattered nicks, scuffs, scratches, and draglines with some areas of darker discoloration from age and handling. There are no chips or cracks. The additional stock rates in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates a 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 94% of its metal finish. There are a few spots of stubborn grease on the edges of the receiver. There are faint scratches on the barrel, none through the finish. The gas chamber shows some scattered light marks and thinning on the leading edges. The action shows light operational wear. The markings are crisp and clear. Overall, the rifle is 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 rifle comes with the mentioned scope and sling, a mounted M2 bipod, and the additional pistol grip stock. 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 Semi-Automatic Rifle is built with HRA parts and a USGI M14 stock that retains its selector switch cut out. It also comes with an M14 pistol grip stock and is mounted with an original M2 bipod. The bore is bright and the mechanics are strong. This is a beautiful rifle that seems to have been well cared for. Please see our photos and good luck!


Springfield M1A M1-A USGI M14 Stocks .308 Win 22" Semi-Auto Rifle, 1973 C&R
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