Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A 7.62 NATO 22” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Hard Case

SOLD FOR: $1,575

WOA#: WY231213LM023

Make: Springfield

Model: M1A

Serial Number: 012485

Year of Manufacture: February 1980

Caliber: 7.62 NATO

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The top of the receiver is marked “US RIFLE/7.62-MM M1A/SPRINGFIELD/ARMORY/012485”.  The hammer is marked “C4-6008-1W.R.A.”.  The bolt is marked “7790 8/SA”.  The operating rod is marked “7267064/SA”.

Barrel Length: 22” with muzzle device

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a blade set with protective wings and the rear sight is a military aperture sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The hardwood stock has a traditional grip, metal nose caps, a stacking loop, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt. The buttplate shows light scratches and very minimal wear. The wood shows some scratches.  The LOP measures 13.25 inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Good overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Two detachable 10rd magazines and they are in overall Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some surface wear and some nicks and scratches . The screw heads are sharp and pins are serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Very Good 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:  Green hard case, and green canvas sling..

Our Assessment:From 1959 to 1970 the M14 served with distinction as the standard issue rifle of the United States military. When Springfield Armory in Geneseo, IL made the civilian legal variant – the M1A – available to the public in 1974, shooters were finally able to enjoy the same rifle that so many servicemen had utilized in the past. You may be looking for a special addition to your collection, or you may be looking for a hard-working rifle that will pull duty on the range, in the treestand or in your truck. The Standard M1A is ready for its next mission.

The Standard Series is an awesome semi-auto only recreation of the original M14. Keep in mind that the Standard M1A is as well suited for a day at the range as it is for filling that special place in your military collection. All the design features that the Armed Services found essential for a battle rifle make the Standard M1A a great shooter. The windage and elevation adjustable rear sight minimizes the effort required to zero the rifle. The two-stage military trigger, detachable box magazine, op-rod and roller cam bolt call to mind the rich history of the M1A while providing functional ease of operation and legendary reliability.  Please see our photos and good luck bidding! C.J.

Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A 7.62 NATO 22” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Hard Case
Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A 7.62 NATO 22” Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Hard Case