Springfield US M1A Rifle .308 22” Semi-Automatic M14 GI Stock Match Barrel

SOLD FOR: $1825

WOA#: WY220928DJ005

Make: Springfield

Model: M1A

Serial Number: 097869

Year of Manufacture: 1996

Caliber: .308 / 7.62X51

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings:  Rear top of the receiver is marked “US RIFLE M1A SPRINGFIELD ARMORY 097869”. The top of the barrel is marked, “NM .308 WIN”. The top of the bolt carrier group is marked “7790166 TRW ZB”.

Barrel Length: 22”.  25” with M14 classic long slotted flash suppressor.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a National Match front sight.  The Rear Sight is a Match-Grade Aperture Sight with .0520 aperture, ½ MOA windage adjustment and 1 MOA elevation increments.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is traditional Walnut wood M14 with sling rings on the bottom. The M1A receiver on the m14 stock leaves an opening in the stock on the right rear of the receiver where the selector switch would go.  The top handguard is classic brown composite.  The buttstock has a fold out shoulder plate that exposes a storage compartment.  The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. There is some minor loose storage wear on the surface of the stock. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.  There is a minor scratch on the left side of the buttstock.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: None.

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. National Match premium air gauged barrel. 1:11 right hand twist.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light surface wear from loose storage on the left and right side of the receiver.  There are also some light scratches on top of the barrel. The screw heads are sharp and pins are serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Plus 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 Box, Shipping and Serial Tag with 1.632 headspace recording and 1996 manufacture date, Warning Tag.

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 to produce match-winning accuracy while holding true to the original M14 GI stock.  This rifle is truly an iconic masterpiece and should be the heart’s desire for any collector.  Good luck and happy bidding!

Springfield US M1A Rifle .308 22” Semi-Automatic M14 GI Stock Match Barrel
Springfield US M1A Rifle .308 22” Semi-Automatic M14 GI Stock Match Barrel