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Posted: 10/16/2003 2:56:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 10:24:27 AM EDT by 223Rem]
Picked up a Limited "loaded" version built on 12-12-98 (or that is when it left the factory, as per the Springfield reps computer database) for $1000 delivered. Here is the kicker, the rifle is new and unfired, still slimey with cosmoline and the factory tags on the trigger guard, unfilled waranty card. I did not believe the seller at first, but gave is giving me a 5 day inspection period and he has not cashed the bank check as of today.

Rifle should be here either tomorrow or Saturday, but I'm not trying to think about it.

I have all ready acquired extra mags, plenty of ammo, the proper break down and cleaning tools, an ARMS #18, a fixed 10X mil-dot scope, and ACOG TA11 on a #19 ACOG.

I smell a Marine DMR in the works.

Sorry to be self gratuitous, but I'm stoked!

Of course pics will follow.
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 3:07:46 PM EDT
You lucky dog!!!
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 3:11:44 PM EDT
Welcome Brother! I love my M1A!

Danny
Link Posted: 10/16/2003 7:57:00 PM EDT
You have every reason to be "stoked".
In fact,you shouldn't be able (or allowed) to sleep for a week.

Welcome to the family.I remember when I got my first one.A National Match built in 1978 (4 digit serial #).

I love'em so much I just got my 3rd M1A (standard preban under 40,000 serial number) last saturday.I even got a hell of a deal cause I paid $800 for it.Am I living right or what??

Anywhoooo I hope ya enjoy it as much as we do ours.

Link Posted: 10/22/2003 10:37:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 10:37:51 AM EDT by 223Rem]
I think I saw a few pics of a couple Marines with this configuration in Afghanistan.




Thinking about ditching the TA11 and putting on a Leupold M1 LR 3.5-10X40 Mil-dot in a ARMS #35 mount and low rings. Depends whether or not I can find the a Leupold M1 4.5-14X50 for my Savage 10FP LE2 at a reasonable price.

Link Posted: 10/22/2003 10:57:17 AM EDT
You lucky dog!!

What a great find! Congrats!!

Link Posted: 10/22/2003 12:10:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 3:57:27 PM EDT by bonehead-fred]
rock&roll you lucky dog your luck is as good as mine I picked up a unfired armcorp m14 pre-ban with douglas barrel all h&r usgi parts for $900. You will be stroking the barrel for a month before it get's old to you have fun :)
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