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Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Lot 1831: Springfield Armory U.S. - SA 1

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Complete Springfield Armory SA-1 (M60 Style) Semi-Automatic Rifle Rig That Includes an M60E3 (Navy SEAL) Conversion Kit with M122 Tripod Original T&E Mechanism, Ammunition, Manuals and Links
Estimated Price: $10,000 - $16,000
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Serial #Springfield Armory U.S. - SA 1 ManufacturerSpringfield Armory U.S. ModelSA 1
TypeRifle Gauge7.62 Nato Catalog Page89
Barrel25 Inch Round FinishParkerize GripPlastic
Stockplastic ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is a fantastic example of an all complete "turn-key" rifle lot, that includes one of the very rare and very scarce SA-1 semi-automatic rifles as manufactured by Springfield Armory Inc in Geneseo, Ill. The original M60 Machine Gun was the main medium machine gun used by all the U.S. Military forces, from the early 1960s, through Vietnam and into the early 1980s until the U.S. Army adopted the M249 SAWs. These SA-1 rifles were designed to actually duplicate the weight, function and firing of the original M60 Machine Guns, only in a semi-automatic mode firing from a closed bolt position to enhance the accuracy as well as making them completely legal to own and operate. This rifle features a mix of both original "US" Government marked contractor parts (to increase their originality and appearance) combined with some new made commercial parts that have been assembled on a new made steel receiver. The left side of the receiver is marked "SPRINGFIELD ARMORY, SA1" and "7.62 NATO". Currently this rifle is assembled in the Navy (SEAL) M60E3 configuration that has the light weight barrel, with the military tangent rear sight adjustable to 1100 meters, the barrel mounted short flashider, lightweight folding bipod, barrel mounted carrying handle. Forward pistol grip with cut down handguard, and fixed buttstock. This configuration also includes a modified feed tray that holds a 200 round box magazine. The rifle comes equipped with a huge complement of various accessories, spare parts and ammunition as follows: All of the original SA-1 (M60) Army style components are included with this lot so that you can convert it back into the Army configuration. This will include the standard M60 barrel assembly, buttstock assembly, pistol grip and handguard/heat shield assembly with the original barrel bag. Also included are an original M122 tripod with pintle assembly, an original Traverse and Elevation (T&E) mechanism. 600 rounds of linked M80 ball ammunition in 200 round boxes in ammunition cans. 200 rounds of M62/M80 linked 4-1 tracer and ball ammunition also in 200 round ammunition boxes in ammunition cans, 600 rds of M82 linked blank ammunition, in 200 rd cardboard boxes in ammunition cans and also 200 rds of dummy nickel plated linked display ammunition also in cardboard boxes and ammunition cans. Also included with this lot is a large box that contains 9 packages of spare ammonium links, probably capable of loading up several hundreds more rounds of ammunition, and two M60, FM23-67 Field Manuals, along with a large DOSKOCILL hard case for the rifle.

ConditionExcellent with 98% of the original parkerized finish overall showing light wear on the edges and high spots overall with some limited firing. The plastic buttstock and feed-tray cover are also excellent with minimal wear. The tripod, pintle, and T&E mechanism are all excellent and so are all the various accessories. The ammunition as noted above is all contained in the original 200 rd cardboard boxes with carrying pouches. These were produced in very small quantities and are seldom encountered on the market today and with all the accessories in one lot it will certainly please the discriminating collector and would be the center piece of any U.S. Martial Arms collection.
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