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Posted: 2/6/2013 2:20:12 PM EDT
I bought a brand new condition used Springfield M1A standard two days ago and paid $1590 for it at my local GS. I have been looking to figure out what I have and if it was as good of a price as I thought it was. What I have found from my limited research is that I have an older "golden age" rifle built by Melvin Smith
with USGI parts including a Winchester barrel and factory bayonet lugged flash hider. My rifle is in the 059xxx serial range and according to the articles I am finding these are considered the most collectible M1A's Springfield made. Anyone have any idea how accurate this information is and if this was in fact a good price with original box, two 20 rnd magazines,an extra fiberglass stock and 80's style GI M16 sling?
I have owned one other M1A loaded that I bought in the early 2000's and gave $1200 for it new so with prices now being what they are I am just curious how I came out on this one.
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 2:26:00 PM EDT
You did good!
Link Posted: 2/6/2013 3:03:05 PM EDT
Figure I would add some pics.

Link Posted: 2/15/2013 11:07:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 6:12:14 PM EDT
The rear scope mount doesn't appear to be a stripper clip guide. I thought the Springfield mounts matched the receivers better. Not sure if others made a similar mount.
Link Posted: 2/16/2013 4:36:11 AM EDT
The scope mount came with it when I purchased it. It is a Springfield made mount though. I took it off but I need to buy a stripper clip guide so I can replace the one that was removed.
How hard is it to remove the roll pin from the scope mount base?
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