Springfield M1A

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  1. Tony Mig

    Tony Mig New Member

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    If things work out as I'm hoping they do, I may have the oppertunity (and financial power) to acquire a new Springfield M1A.
    I've seen them listed in Shotgun News...walnut stock, and loaded, for $1,349.00 to $1,499.00. Of course final cost would be more after shipping, sales tax, background check and transfer fees.

    I'll be shopping around and making a few phone calls to see if anybody around here has any, and in the mean time I've got my fingers crossed that things work out so I can actually get this rifle....cause it'll probably be the only rifle I'll be able to get for a long time to come.......

    I'd like to hear some feedback from any others who have, had, or just got the chance to shoot one of these rifles........
  2. warpig

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    I have one.

    It is a pre-ban I got off internet auction and got what I feel is a great deal on. It was $1100 and came with a Springfield scope mount, leather cheek pad, sling and four magazines 2 of which were in the wrapper. It is in as new condition.

    It is a great shooter and I like it quite a bit.

    I have not sat down and shot groups for accuracy yet but have been happy with it at 400 yards and open sights on praire dogs.
  3. the major

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    I got my M1A several years ago. I have been shooting M-14s since 1964, and really like 'em. My M1A is a standard model with synthetic stock and NM sights. With My reloads of Remington 150 gr bullets and Varget powder in Remington cases, I get 1.5 inch groups at 100 off a bench. After about 1,000 rounds down range, no problems to report. No better range and battle rifle in my humble opion!!
  4. Tony Mig

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    Well I made some phone calls and located two of them with in range.
    A shop in Vineland, NJ has the Loaded Model #MA9222, and they want $1,495.00.
    A shop in Glassboro, NJ has one that I looked at about a month ago, it's used, but never been fired...(long story)....it's the Loaded Model #MA9826, which is the stainless steel N/M barrel, sights and trigger, composite stock, plus it comes with a scope, for $1,295.00.

    I think I'd preffer one with a walnut stock, but I may have to settle for the used one with the composite stock to help keep costs down a tad. I can always save up for a walnut stock down the road.

    I can't quite count on this money coming through as yet, and even if it does, my wife may still put the brakes on this, but I think I've got her convinced to let me go with it, and just count it as my Christmas gift....for the next 100 years......

    I'll let you guys know what happens.......
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    Good luck Tony, you'll really like it. You can get a Walnut stock from FREDSSTOCKS.COM from about $15, so don't let that stop you!
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    Yep! Good Luck Tony...I've had the Pre- and the Post- ban. Don't have one at the moment, but will again i imagine. They're nice rifles and good shooters...;)
  7. Tony Mig

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    The Check is in the Mail....

    I looks like I'll be going for the unfired used one with the S/S barrel and composite stock. I probably won't see the money for another week or two...(possibly 3)...so I just hope it doesn't sell before then......

    Of course if it does sell, there's always the new one with the blued barrel and walnut stock at the other gun shop....;)

    It's the waiting that kills me....when I set my mind to wanting something, I want it NOW! :D
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