Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A .308 Semi-Auto Rifle, Civilian Model M14 19

SOLD FOR: $4,001

WOA#: WY231113SM021

Make: Springfield

Model: M1A

Serial Number: 003384

Year of Manufacture: 1975

Caliber: .308 / 7.62X51

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The rear top of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE / 7.62-mm M1A / SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / 003384”.  The barrel is marked “NM”. The right side of the front sight is marked “NM 062”.  The right side of the rear sight is marked “NM/A2” and the adjustment knob is marked “LEFT” in two places “NM”, “CPP”.

Barrel Length: 22”. Approximate 25” with muzzle device

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a blade with protective wings to the and the rear sight is a military aperture sight.   The receiver is mounted with a Telescope M84 Rifle Scope.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is black composite m14 stock with brown composite upper handguard, checkered semi-pistol grip, straight comb, metal buttplate with shoulder piece and storage compartment, 2 sling rings, and checkered forend.   The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.  There is some handling wear on the checkering.  There are some compression marks throughout.  The selector cutout has a NON FUNCTIONING auto sear installed.

Type of Finish:  Matte Blued

Finish Originality:  Original, Not original stock.

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no visible erosion in the bore.  There is some corrosion in the muzzle device.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 80% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows mild operation wear.  There is some corrosion on the muzzle device.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition for a vintage rifle.

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:  This rifle comes with its attached scope as mentioned above, and a 20rd magazine.

Our Assessment: If you need a reason to own a M1A from Springfield Armory, here’s three: iconic lineage, reliability, and power. The M1 Garand became the workhorse of the American military during WWII and it earned a place of honor and prestige in the history books. The Garand was replaced by a souped up version with a detachable box magazine: the M14. The traditional wood-and-steel combat rifle design, which this rifle mimics, would only remain a battlefield staple for a few more years before the M16 came knocking. Still, the M14 served as a marksman rifle for the US military and would earn its own following of diehard fans thanks to its reliability in the field and the power behind the projectiles. Whether you’re shooting for accuracy and you need a firearm to help stock your freezer with game or give some protection against things that go bump in the night, the M1A is a classic design that belongs in everyone’s collection.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  – L.S.

Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A .308 Semi-Auto Rifle, Civilian Model M14 19
Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A .308 Semi-Auto Rifle, Civilian Model M14 19