Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A Tanker .308 16.25” Semi-Automatic Rifle M14

SOLD FOR: $1575

WOA#: WY220923FD005

Make: Springfield

Model: M1A

Serial Number: 458954

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .308 / 7.62X51

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings:  Rear top of the receiver is marked “US RIFLE M1A SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 458954”. The top of the barrel is marked, “.308”. The top of the bolt carrier group is marked “779018-SA F00366”.  The rear of the magazines are marked with the Springfield ArmoryLogo.

Barrel Length: 16.25”.  17.25” with fixed integrated muzzle brake

Sights / Optics:  The rear sight is a Ghost Ring .135 Aperture, MOA adj. for Windage & Elevation. The Front sight is an XS Post w/ Tritium Insert, .125 Blade.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are traditional walnut wood stocks. The metal buttplate has a fold out shoulder rest. The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. There is no visible wear on the surface of the stock.. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 2x Detachable 7.62x51mm / 308 Win 20 rd box magazines in Excellent condition.  1x 10rd magazine as well.  All magazines are made by Springfield.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. 6-Groove Carbon Steel. 1:11 Twist.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99.9% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no surface wear from responsible prior ownership. There are only some light scratches on the charging handle and next to the right side of the stripper clip feeding lip but are only visible in the light’s reflection. The screw heads are sharp and pins are serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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: Original Springfield Armory Factory Soft Case.  Total of 3 original magazines.  Springfield Smart Program paperwork.  Department of the Army Technical Manual, M1A Manual, Lucas Oil Pamphlet, and Springfield Chamber Lock.

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 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 need a firearm to help stock your freezer with game or challenge yourself at long distance range targets, the M1A is a sturdy, tried-and-tested design that belongs in everyone’s collection. This particular M1A was designed and inspired by the M1 Garand Tanker with its shorter profile to accommodate Tank Operators who needed their rifle to fit in small spaces.  This rifle is truly an iconic masterpiece and should be the hearts desire for any collector.  Good luck and happy bidding!

Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A Tanker .308 16.25” Semi-Automatic Rifle M14
Springfield Armory US Rifle M1A Tanker .308 16.25” Semi-Automatic Rifle M14