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Pre-ban M1A


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#1 SlickRick

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

I picked up a pre-ban M1A that is like new, maybe shot a couple of times, it's perfect. The serial # is 052763, I believe mid '80's. please tell me what you can about this M1A. I might have to find it a good home with someone who could really appreciate it. if a rifle had a soul, this one would have one.

#2 slayer6769

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

I'd recommend holding on to it. If this ban goes through, it might make them either unavailable or so highly priced, that a second mortgage would be required to buy one.
I believe your rifle to be built with USGI parts. If so, its definately a keeper.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

DO NOT SELL THAT ONE...
  • 042201 to 063000 This is the serial number range that I refer to as the Golden Age of the M1A. The receiver design had fully matured by this time. The receivers were hand finished by the original designer and master craftsman, Melvin Smith. Springfield Armory, Inc. was awash in USGI parts during this period. Thus, factory built standard model M1A rifles in this serial number range were built with a very high USGI parts count.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

I agree with the guys, keep it. In that S/N range it probably is loaded with the USGI parts the rest of us are paying premium for.
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Posted 26 January 2015 - 07:56 AM

I'm a little confused about this ban or pre-ban.  I understand the ban we had on AR rifles, but when did they ban M1A rifles???

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:05 AM

View Postrafsob, on 26 January 2015 - 07:56 AM, said:

I'm a little confused about this ban or pre-ban.  I understand the ban we had on AR rifles, but when did they ban M1A rifles???
There was a feature ban in 1994, meaning for our rifle, that flash suppressors were banned so Springfield Armory quit installing them with a bayonet lug that year and afterward.
So, anything before 1994 is considered pre-ban for M1As, there were also more USGI parts in them back then generally, they are considered more desirable.
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#7 M21guy

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 03:17 PM

Prior to 94 criminals were holding up 7-Eleven stores with bayonets attached. Man that was a scary time. Widely known as pricks, glad the AWB of 94 got them off the street.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:29 AM

View Postm14brian, on 11 February 2015 - 12:05 AM, said:

There was a feature ban in 1994, meaning for our rifle, that flash suppressors were banned so Springfield Armory quit installing them with a bayonet lug that year and afterward.
So, anything before 1994 is considered pre-ban for M1As, there were also more USGI parts in them back then generally, they are considered more desirable.
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Thanks Brian, didn't know that ban was for the M1A also.  Sometimes I wonder how the idiots in congress get elected.  Maybe I should wonder about the people that elect them???

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 09:45 AM

Yes, Sir! I'm surrounded by genius types that think banning guns is the answer. But I ask them why they call a cop in an emergency.
Some give blank stares, some argue. I usually just recite Freud's statement about people of fear of weapons. :lol:
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