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Posted: 10/20/2002 1:16:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/20/2002 1:18:27 PM EDT by fredreder]
Does anyone know what the ser.# cut off is for the springfield M1A ????I would realy like to Date one ser# 0230xx... Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated...Thanks
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 4:23:04 PM EDT
My 089xxx was made march of 95. Call Springfield.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 4:44:15 PM EDT
IIRC the cutoff was around 68,000.

I could be mistaken though.


Libertas an Mortis!!
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 4:56:55 PM EDT
When I bought mine, I called Springfield Armory to find out. They said there was no specific number that signified pre/post ban. They said that you had to give them the complete number, and they would tell you. I also have a 89XXX made March of 1995. Sounds like yours is definitely a low number.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 5:05:16 PM EDT
My preban M1A is a '93,serial #071xxx
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 5:35:39 PM EDT
Thanks guys,It looks like this one has a realy low ser# 0230xx...We can get it W/11 USGI mags 2 extra bolts,along with a grenade launcher sight,2 butstock cleaning kits,and an new in bag M14 BiPod for $1060..The Rifle is about 95% condition.My worry was that it has a abayo lug/FH and I wasn't sure if it was a PreBan..The stock has the cut out for the selector(M14)The guy said he has had it since around 1986...I didnt know if they made them that early....Thanks again...Fred
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 5:54:32 PM EDT
?????? They made them during the Korean War!

Your penance is to recite 3 Hail Marys and send all the info on this rifle and seller to me! If you study your M14/M1A history really hard I might sell the rifle to you.......... later............ maybe.
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 6:03:33 PM EDT
buy it..................NOW


preban or not, hell you're stealing it, if it's in as good a condition as you say with the accessories, and if he had it since 1985......of course it's preban, hell if you can't verify the ser#, see if he has the receipt..
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 6:05:39 PM EDT
I Will have to study up on the M1A,I called the guy and he said we could pick it up in the morning...I'll hold it for ya:)..Thanks again guys...Fred

P.S. Hail Mary
Link Posted: 10/20/2002 8:37:44 PM EDT
Hell just the 11 mags are worth $400 or so.
Link Posted: 10/21/2002 8:52:59 AM EDT
I called S.A. with the M1A ser#02303x and she said it was made/shipped Sept.1982...Sounds like a preban to me...It was not in there computer,she said she had to look it up in there (Bound Books)and call me back...And she did,she is also sending a manual and some other stuff (No charge)...Great Customer Service...Thanks to everyone Fred
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