SOLD FOR: $1,200.00
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: M1A, SOCOM 16
Serial Number: 398091
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi Auto, Magazine Fed (no magazine included)
Markings: The receiver heel is marked “US RIFLE M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 398091”. The op rod is marked “SOCOM 16”. The bolt is marked “7790186-SA / F00332”. The rear of the front sight base is marked “XS”. The top of the barrel between the gas block and handguard cap is marked “.308”.
Barrel Length: Approximately 16 ¼ inches; 17 ¾ inches to the end of the removable muzzle brake.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bladed post set between 2 protective ears. The blade is a night sight that has dimmed completely and its rear face has been painted orange. The rear sight is a fully adjustable “ghost ring” aperture. The left of the receiver is cut, drilled and tapped to accept an M1A style scope mount, though a stripper-clip guide is currently installed in the dovetail at the rear of the ejection port. There is a forward-mounted picatinny-style rail section mounted to the barrel for use with long-eye-relief scopes or red-dot sights (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a checkered green synthetic with pistol grip, straight comb, flip-up steel buttplate, black plastic handguard and sling swivels mounted front and rear. The stock has heavy wear around the magazine well and on the left under the receiver, a small gouge on the left forward and above the rear sling swivel and some other scattered light marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The stock is in about Very Good overall condition.
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 97% of its metal finish. The rifle shows only light operational wear and handling marks in its metal finish. The screw heads are intact. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle comes with a green canvas sling which has light wear, in about Very Good-plus condition. Please note, this rifle does not come with a magazine.
Our Assessment: This Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 is in Fine condition. It comes with a 10-round magazine and shows light operational and handling wear.
Here is some SOCOM 16 info from the Springfiedl web site: “The world of tactical rifles forever changed in 2004 when Springfield Armory® introduced the M1A™ SOCOM 16. 7.62NATO power in a package this small was previously unthinkable. Shooters who need a compact rifle no longer have to settle for a lesser caliber, although they can expect less felt recoil and less muzzle rise, thanks to the SOCOM 16’s unique design. The SOCOM 16 starts with a specially-engineered 16 inch barrel that is mated to the gas system with a proprietary muzzle brake. Shoot the SOCOM 16 and you’ll be double-checking the stamping on the barrel, because you’ll have a hard time believing that you’re shooting a .308. The muzzle brake reduces felt recoil and keeps muzzle rise so flat that follow-up shots with a caliber this powerful have never been so easy. The enlarged ghost ring aperture rear sight and XS Tritium Insert in the front sight give you the quick target acquisition capability you want and need under any conditions. If your mission calls for optics, the SOCOM 16 features Springfield Armory®’s forward scout-style Picatinny mount. Of course, the SOCOM 16 also has the legendary performance and reliability that M1A™ shooters have come to love and expect. If your mission requirements call for a compact tactical rifle, but won’t let you sacrifice power, you need the SOCOM 16. Bring Enough Gun™.”
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred/sold in California.
This rifle does not come with a magazine. Our Assessment stating that it comes with a magazine is incorrect. Sorry for any confusion.