After months of looking I just bought my first M1A, it's a preban "unfired" Springfield Armory standard in walnut. It comes with 2 20rd mags, and I already have 2 at home with some strippers/clips. Now what do I need? What type of sling do you recommend, and where can I find a "new" bayonet?
Congrats to you rag.
I suggest a nylon M14 "issued" sling if you can find one.
New bayonets may be hard to find.I have seen some really nice used ones though at a good price.
List of desirable items include:
ARMS #18 mount
Scott Duff book (gotta have)
plenty of ammo (lots & lots of ammo)
Of course a range report is required too
How are the Turner slings?
I only heard good things about them.
Just get what YOU want since it's your rifle and you'll be using it.
Have fun with it and buy plenty of ammo.
The Turner sling is what I have on my pre ban.
A Smith mount
Scott Duff's book
Here's the best M1A/M14 site....
The M1907 Sling isn't what was used with the M14. Bayonet and Turner (M1907) sling are just so tacky together.
Get the M1 Sling, the same one used with the M1 thru M16.
I see everybody moving from battlerifles tothe
M14M1Aforum for some reason.Is it really better??