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Posted: 9/1/2004 1:28:47 PM EDT
Is $1100 out of line?
He hasn't opened the box to check for GI parts he wanted to sell it unopened. It's a friend who's selling it for his best friends estate. I'm not worried about the parts just the value.
TIA
M
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:33:30 PM EDT
That's a smokin' deal! Put the money down on that bad boy! That's cheaper than you can buy a brand new for that will have less USGI parts in it... If the guy will open it, check for USGI parts and if it has them (likely it will - SA still had the USGI parts prior to the ban) buy it on the spot...

Spooky
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 2:39:07 PM EDT
Thank Spooky. I'm working on him to check the parts out but I'll more than likey do it myself.
M
Link Posted: 9/1/2004 3:52:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2004 11:39:22 PM EDT
Since the new POST-bans sell for $1100 or thereabouts, jump on it. SA no longer uses USGI barrels, and are running low on the rest of their GI stockpile, so you stand a much better chance of a well-put-together rifle with USGI parts.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 3:18:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 8:07:01 AM EDT
This is a 10 year old rifle so chances are good it will have usgi parts. my loadded model from 98,99 non gi-parts trigger housing, op-rod, gas lock and of course reciver and barrel (med ss). After 1k down range I had fulton replace all the parts for usgi and bed a McMillian stock to it.

Side note just because its older dosent mean a lot of usgi parts there were times when the parts dried up and SA had to use more non gi parts. Only 2 parts i would replace on a SA rifle would be the extractor and bolt for USGI. Sa cast bolts are known to remove them selves during use.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 8:25:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2004 8:25:50 AM EDT by BillSP1]
Yep, If you ever wanted a M1A, or even think you might like a M1A, this is your wake-up call. Jump on it! You can allways shoot it a few times and if it is not your cup of tea, sell it for what you paid and make someone else happy.
Link Posted: 9/3/2004 9:28:24 AM EDT
That is a GREAT DEAL. I recently paid 1300 for my NIB pre ban and was happy to give that. NEVER assume that since its a pre ban it will be ALL USGI. My first 2 M1A's were purchased in 84-85 and both had commercial barrels and bolts. SA has been using mixed parts for years, sometimes you get lucky and get a complete USGI parts rifle, sometimes you dont. Obviosly this has changed recently and you are lucky to get ANY USGI parts in a current M1A.

PS if you dont want it email me, i will even let you make $$ on me. lameyknives@aol.com
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