This M1 rifle bears an "NM" mark on the left side of a "1 55" dated Springfield barrel, with additional "S", "P", "M", "U", and "DoD Eagle" stamps on the chamber area. Produced for use in competitive match shooting, the first round of National Match rifles (aka the Type 1) made by Springfield were deliberately kept as close as possible to USGI specs in order to abide the rules surrounding high power service contests; stock components were hand-selected and modestly tuned by Springfield's armorers with none of the special components or procedures used on the later Type 2 National Match rifles. "NM/206" marked blade front and peep rear sights, with "NM/CCP" windage and "NE C" elevation knobs, "SA" marked bolt, trigger housing, hammer, safety, and relief cut operating rod. The stock has the "DoD Eagle" cartouche on the left side and a circled serifed "P" on the wrist, and a checkered buttplate. Includes rubber sight covers.
Very fine as arsenal upgraded to National Match configuration, retains 90% plus of the parkerized finish with some light edge wear and scattered light handling marks. The lightly sanded and refinished stock is also very fine with a few scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
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