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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 6/27/2001 7:42:23 PM EDT
OK... just picked up my new M1A (please hold all applause until the end). Now, its the standard model, but I think that it might have accidentally shipped with the match trigger. The pull seems to have two stages to it. I don't know if that is normal for the M1A or what...either way, I like how it feels. Any input? P.S. What accesories are a must? Keep in mind, I'm almost broke now and will probably have to hunt for food. Where can I get cheap 20 round mags? My dealer wanted 80 bucks for one!!! He usually gives me great deals on stuff, but that seemed really steep.
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 7:45:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 8:05:47 PM EDT
I have some of those PRC(Communist Chinese) mags. They work really great, and is a lot cheaper than the U.S. GI ones.
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 8:18:16 PM EDT
Springfields web page says that the Standard has a two-stage military trigger 5-6lbs.
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 8:42:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2001 8:40:24 PM EDT by HANGFIRE]
Did you get your free scope mount and Springfield Armory Scope? If you didn't you got ripped off!
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 8:48:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2001 8:46:27 PM EDT by AR15fan]
All M1A owners do yourself a favor. Buy a USGI [b]forged[/b] M14 trigger group from the CMP and send it to Fulton Armory for the National Match Trigger job. Then put your SA [b]cast[/b] trigger group in your spare parts bin as a SHTF backup. Put that nice walnut stock away too and buy a USGI Synthetic with the selecor cutout filled in from Fred's.
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 10:00:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan: All M1A owners do yourself a favor. Buy a USGI [b]forged[/b] M14 trigger group from the CMP and send it to Fulton Armory for the National Match Trigger job. Then put your SA [b]cast[/b] trigger group in your spare parts bin as a SHTF backup. Put that nice walnut stock away too and buy a USGI Synthetic with the selecor cutout filled in from Fred's.
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Thank God you have to be in the CMP to make that purchase. There are not many out there and it would be a crime if they fell into the hands of unwashed.
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 10:01:53 PM EDT
SCIPIO, Did you or did you not get your free scope and mount?
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 10:07:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HANGFIRE:
Thank God you have to be in the CMP to make that purchase.
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All you have to do is join an affiliated club. a simple $18.00 annual mebership in the California Rifle & Pistol Association fulfills that requirement, as does mebership in Most State's gun rights organizations. I dont know why some get so hung up on the affiliated club requirement?
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 10:33:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By HANGFIRE:
Thank God you have to be in the CMP to make that purchase.
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All you have to do is join an affiliated club. a simple $18.00 annual mebership in the California Rifle & Pistol Association fulfills that requirement, as does mebership in Most State's gun rights organizations. I dont know why some get so hung up on the affiliated club requirement?
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I just sent my CMP application in today and was surfing their site and found the trigger group offer. I made a mental note to purchase two of them. Now you guys are "telling the world" and I fear I will be left out because I just spent this months "gun money" on two match triggers from ArmaLite. Sometimes the members on this board can be too helpful!
Link Posted: 6/27/2001 10:53:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HANGFIRE:
I just sent my CMP application in today and was surfing their site and found the trigger group offer. I made a mental note to purchase two of them.
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Yep, they are still just $35.00. Fulton Armory only charges around $35.00 for the NM trigger job which includes refinishing the whole trigger group. So for around $70.00 you can have a great trigger pull with all Forged GI Parts & it will look brand new too. I think i just talked myself into getting another :)
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 3:33:43 AM EDT
What are you talking about Hangfire? I know they have an offer for the government scope and mount for $99.00. But I heard that its a POS. Nothing is free. Stop pulling my leg.
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 4:32:28 AM EDT
Re the original question, ALL US military rifles used in the 20th century, except the M1/M2 carbines and the M16 series rifles had a two stage trigger. The M1 Garand and the M14 which derived from it have a very easy trigger to smooth out and lighten up, and if you have any experience working on polishing gun parts at all, you should be able to do it yourself. Any gunsmith charging more than $20 to do a trigger job on an M1/M14 is ripping his customers off. This presupposes than the parts he's working on are of mil-spec quality. Obviously, if he's got to replace the hammer with a good quality piece to replace an aftermarket piece of junk, he's going to have to charge for the part. That's the only reason I can think of for charging more than 20 bucks.
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 6:03:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Scipio: What are you talking about Hangfire? I know they have an offer for the government scope and mount for $99.00. But I heard that its a POS. Nothing is free. Stop pulling my leg.
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The Free Scope and mount, a $500.00 value, was advertised in Shooting Times. No BS, you better call your dealer and Springfield Armory.
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 6:36:46 AM EDT
Will somebody please tell me if Hangfire is full off it before I go and make a big fool out of myself with springfield!!! I'm 99% sure that he is. Come on, we're all on the same team here... quit screwin' around! hehe
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 7:11:08 AM EDT
Scipio, I think you are right about the scope offer. When I got my M1A it came with the same deal for like $123. Maybe Hangfire is trying to distract you from the CMP trigger group thing.
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 7:27:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 11:58:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The Beer Slayer: i'm looking at the august shooting times. SA ad says: get a 680.00 scope and mount for 99.00 6x40 range finding government model scope 3rd generation mount 99.00 with rifle purchase mike
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HMMMM. I didn't see the $99.00 thingy. Still that is a great deal. If you don't want it give it to me for 99+shipping. I will be forever backing you up. [bold]BEERSLAYER[/bold] Can you put the .223 comparison article up for the members? That is some real good information. I especially like the part were the control handload blew the mfg. highprice spread away. Handloading, the only way to go imo.
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