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Lot 2465: Springfield Armory U.S. - M1A

Scarce Springfield Armory Inc. NFA/Class III Fully-Automatic M1A Rifle

Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Lot 2465: Springfield Armory U.S. - M1A

Scarce Springfield Armory Inc. NFA/Class III Fully-Automatic M1A Rifle

Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000
Price Realized:

Scarce Springfield Armory Inc. NFA/Class III Fully-Automatic M1A Rifle

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: M1A
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 7.62 mm Nato
Barrel: 29 inch round
Finish: parkerize
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 5259
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 225
Class: Class III
Description:

This is an excellent example of a fully automatic M1A rifle produced by Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, IL. This example is a commercial version of the U.S. Government M14 rifle as used during Vietnam. It is currently fitted with a unmarked standard weight commercial M1A barrel. Currently it is fitted with a full set of all Springfield Armory commercial parts. The bolt is marked "7790185/SA RRR". The operating rod is marked 7267024/SA and the trigger housing is marked "7267030-G". It has a standard front and rear sight set with a GI surplus hardwood beech type stock. The left side has a faint DOD cartouche with a circled "P" proof in the pistol grip area. This rifle has the standard receiver markings of "U.S. Rifle/7.62MM-M1A/Springfield Armory/0027661". It is complete with a GI style web sling and one 20 round magazine.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 95% of the parkerized finish overall showing evidence of firing and field use. The stock and handguard are both very good overall. The stock has been lightly sanded and has faint cartouches and proofs and an oil finish. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.



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