This is a Springfield Armory M1A in .308 winchester caliber. It is a Semi-auto rifle with a removable clip. This weapon is one of the Original Springfield Armory weapons known as THE DEVINE. This weapon was made while Springfield Armory was in Devine Texas. They were made with GI mil-spec parts, and all National Match part that were available. This reciever is Number 600. NM front sight .062 and NM reamed flash hider with bayonet lug, Bruce Machine and Engineering NM hooded rear sight. NM rear sight is adjustable in ½ MOA increments through finer threads in the sight base and windage knob, and through half-turn rotation of a hooded eccentric rear sight aperture. NM base. Which makes it One of the most accuate and fine tuned sights ever made for the very few National Match rifles that were ordered by the Government. NM sak op-rod, SA 1963 GI NM barrel, the Springfield Armory NM barrels were of the best and held to half of the tolerences of the standard grade barrels. Winchester 66118 trigger Housing, SA safty, HR C hammer, and I can't make out anything else with out disassembly. Winchester 66118-TT bolt. All original to the weapon. This weapon is looks "UNFIRED" and in perfect condition. With only a small smudge on the barrel which appears to be from a gun rack. Close to the NM mark on barrel. Stock is a USGI National Match Stock with solector switch cut out and has all the routed grooves in it for glass bedding. I believe this weapon to be one of the rifles that was sent to Ft. Benning Armory in Georgia for payment for helping build several M1a's for Springfield Armory in the early years. Read the Springfield History on the net. I confirmed it through Mr. Ballance of the Original Springfield Armory. He beleved it was one of those and said it would make it more rare than the ones he made. He stated only a few went there and "they knew what they were doing" He was thinking it was around 1973. This is a rare piece of History and should go to a home that would enjoy having it. Just added solid walnut handguard. Check it out. Email with any questions.
From the Net: The M1A rifle is manufactured by Springfield Armory of Geneseo, Illinois. This is not the same U.S. Government owned Springfield Armory of Massachusetts, which was closed down on April 30, 1968 by the U.S. Department of Defense. The term "M1A" is a proprietary title given by Elmer C. Ballance who started the privately owned Springfield Armory, Inc. of Devine, Texas, to his M14 pattern rifle. The receiver is made from investment cast AISI 8620 alloy steel. Early M1A rifles were built with surplus G.I. parts until Springfield Armory, Inc. began manufacturing their own. Ballance sold the "Springfield Armory" to Bob Reese in the fall of 1974. The Reese family remains as the current owner.
Shipping to FFL only.
Shipping is actual cost
May consider namebrand trades.