National Match or Loaded M1A

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by RHB, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. RHB

    RHB New Member

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    How can you tell the difference between a Springfield Loaded M1A (Since it comes with the NM markings) and a true Springfield National Match M1A Rifle?
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    The bedding; the NM will come out of the stock only with much effort, and a couple of raps with a hammer.
  3. RHB

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    Thank You for the info. If Im buying this brand new from a dealer, will the bill of sale support the merchandise?
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    I am no lawyer, but I would think it would depend on local law.
    Here in Texas, fraud is subject to 'treble damages' award, in a civil action; If you offer for sale, and sell to me, a lesser grade rifle, offering that it is a National Match grade rifle, the difference in value, X3, is likely the amount I will be awarded, and you get to pay your lawyer, and court costs!
    It ain't the world, but it's our way of keeping folks honest!
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    Thanks again for your help. After visiting a few other gun shops, and comparing the different rifles I feel pretty good that i am getting a NM.
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    The National Match will have NM stamped on it. I bought an M1A that had been worked over and the op rod had NM stamped on it, it wasnt Factory NM.It has NM parts incorperated into it.
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