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Posted: 1/22/2006 6:47:34 AM EDT
Do the older Springfield M1a's have a collectors value? If so, how can I find out what mine is worth? It appears to be military issue has all the markings on the stock
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:10:19 AM EDT
You need to find out what military parts were used. IE GI BBL, op rod, trigger assy, Bolt, piston and related Items. The more USGI parts the more desireable it is is and thus more "valuable". You could have only a GI stock, or all GI parts except for the receiver. I have 2 older all GI part M1As, except for the stocks, one a NM and one a reg. model. I will admit I looked for as much GI parts as possible one's as I could. They were not all that much more but the parts tend to be of better quality as they are all forged and not cast. You will, if you want to sell it, find out all the GI parts and list them if possible. If nothing more it will help you sell it faster.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:11:51 AM EDT
How do you ID the GI parts?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 10:29:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 10:31:52 AM EDT by fxntime]
Most major groups will have a draw number and Manf. on them. left side of trigger housing, right side of BBL under op rod, top of hammer, side of safety,, on op rod, top of Bolt, if you can find them it will tell you if the part if manufactured by SA, TRW, Winchester, or HRA. I'm not all that knowledgeable as I just got into them a bit ago, but the parts can be ID pretty well. A GI BBL should be chrome plated in the bore and chamber.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 5:35:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 5:37:08 AM EDT by L0CK_N_L0AD]
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