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Lot 562: Springfield Armory Inc. M1A National Match Style Rifle

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Very Early Three Digit Serial Number Springfield Armory Inc. M1A National Match Style Semi-Automatic Rifle with Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Very Early Three Digit Serial Number Springfield Armory Inc. M1A National Match Style Semi-Automatic Rifle with Accessories

Manufacturer: Springfield Armory U.S.
Model: M1A
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.62x51 Nato
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 513
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 388
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Per the included publication, this early three digit serial number Springfield M1A rifle was sold as just a receiver to Joseph S. Smith, the Deputy Director of the DCM around 1971. Smith then had the receiver built into the ultimate competition rifle. The rifle is fitted with a GI style flash hider which has been bored out to prevent raindrops from effecting the accuracy, national match sights, a national match barrel which has been affixed to the handguard with Bisonite to reduce barrel vibrations during firing. The handguard has also been attached with Bisonite to further dampen vibrations. The action has been bedded into a national match profile stock which has a heavy clear varnish to prevent the stock from swelling. The selector and connector claw cutouts are filled with bedding. Included with the rifle is the aforementioned publication, a shooting mat, a leather sling, a right handed shooting jacket marked on the inside with Smith's information and a Prescott Sportsman's Club graphic on the back, leather shooting glove, a box of Lake City match ammunition, and an ammo can containing 7 extra magazines.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 97% original parkerized finish with limited handling marks and a few light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. All accessories are very fine to excellent.



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