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SauerChoi
02-19-2012, 02:06
Man is this a sweet rifle. Was able to to take it to the range today to put about 100 rounds down range. Was able to keep all shots in the 9-10 ring shooting with iron sights once it was zeroed. :cool:

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Andrewsky
02-19-2012, 03:03
I love that new SAI smell.

faawrenchbndr
02-19-2012, 04:57
The M1A is an amazing platform.

Congrats,......is your's the Loaded model?

ZekerMan
02-19-2012, 05:38
Very nice M1A...have fun with it.

byf43
02-19-2012, 05:53
Very nice!!!!!


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bac1023
02-19-2012, 06:20
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

SauerChoi
02-19-2012, 08:55
Thanks all! Yes, it is the Loaded Model.

wirenut
02-19-2012, 09:50
nice addition

donovan655
02-19-2012, 09:52
All time favorite rifle.

A'boy
02-19-2012, 10:08
She's a beauty!

Now just get "a few" CMI 20 round mags and you will be set!

collim1
02-19-2012, 10:12
I am very jealous.

Metal Angel
02-19-2012, 10:40
Maybe a dumb question, but is the M1A the same as an M14? Is it sort of like a AR15 is the civilian version of the M16/4?

mangkukhan
02-19-2012, 10:57
M1A is Springfield Armory's name for their version of the semi auto M14.

Metal Angel
02-19-2012, 10:58
M1A is Springfield Armory's name for their version of the semi auto M14.
Ok got it!

Kikon
02-19-2012, 10:59
Congrats!!! Fine looking gun, would love to have one like that down here.

Teecher45
02-19-2012, 11:16
So jealous, want a scout so bad.
Congrats.

RedsoxFan4Lyfe
02-19-2012, 15:38
They are my favorite rifle along with the M1-Garand rifle.

That is a real rifle, and a battle rifle at that. We shot my brother's M1 and then a Colt M4 right after that and the Colt felt like a toy compared to the M1. One is a rifle and the other is a "poodle shooter" to quote the late, great Col. Cooper.

jrs93accord
02-19-2012, 15:49
Congrats on your new SA M1A. You are going to love shooting for years to come. I bought mine about three years ago. I love how accurate it is. I also have its Chinese counterpart, the Polytech M14S. It is nice to have both of them.

Springfield Armory M1A Loaded w/ M1917 sling
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/DSC00448.jpg

Polytech M14S w/ USGI M14 stock and USGI M14 OD Nylon sling
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/006-1.jpg

Tallahassee
02-19-2012, 16:52
Congratulations. That's a great rifle, one of my all time favorites.

ccbricker
02-19-2012, 17:44
Nice. Congratulations!

NEOH212
02-19-2012, 17:45
Great choice! I love mine!

NEOH212
02-19-2012, 17:46
I really like the way the M1A looks with a stainless barrel. Is it just me or is this one of the best 7.62 platforms of all time?

byf43
02-19-2012, 18:13
I really like the way the M1A looks with a stainless barrel. Is it just me or is this one of the best 7.62 platforms of all time?

No. It's not just you.

M14/M1A = One fantastic platform!!!!!! :thumbsup:

kansasboy91
02-19-2012, 21:56
Sweet! I want one so bad but can't afford it for awhile :(. But very nice

steve1911
02-19-2012, 22:18
Very nice.

Congrats!


1911club#410

Nicko
02-19-2012, 22:32
Nice. Congrats

phonejack
02-20-2012, 05:16
Now you really really need to go to a "service rifle" match!

eracer
02-20-2012, 05:29
I am jealous.

I wish I could make you rue the day you bought such a fine rifle. That day would be the day CMP is allowed to sell the milsurp M1A's.

Never happen. Enjoy your rifle.

KB2MBC
02-20-2012, 05:45
M1A is Springfield Armory's name for their version of the semi auto M14.

The M14 can go full auto.

hardbargin
02-20-2012, 06:04
nice. i humped that one back in basic training 1969 ft. bragg n.c. course the one i had was the m-14. still remember it was made by winchester but i forgot the serial number. we had to fall out before day break each morning to have it issued to us. :crying:

AZ Jeff
02-20-2012, 09:25
That day would be the day CMP is allowed to sell the milsurp M1A's.

There ain't no such animal as a "milsurp M1A". The M1A is a commercial copy of the M14 without the full auto features, and is the brand name of Springfield Armory of Geneseo, IL.

A true M14 can become a milsurp. Of course, civilians won't be able to own one due to ATF regulations (right or wrong).

BTW, there ARE a few REAL M14's that made it into civilian hands MANY years ago. They had their selectors welded. Then ATF decided that was inadequate to prevent conversion back to full auto, and they stopped allowing it.

A'boy
02-20-2012, 10:41
Congrats on your new SA M1A. You are going to love shooting for years to come. I bought mine about three years ago. I love how accurate it is. I also have its Chinese counterpart, the Polytech M14S. It is nice to have both of them.

Springfield Armory M1A Loaded w/ M1917 sling
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/DSC00448.jpg

Polytech M14S w/ USGI M14 stock and USGI M14 OD Nylon sling
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/006-1.jpg

It looks like you switched out the flash hider, did you also change the bolt for a GI one? I know those Norinco bolts tend to be made of softer metal and can deform after repeated shots.

I really like the way the M1A looks with a stainless barrel. Is it just me or is this one of the best 7.62 platforms of all time?

I know it does have it's downfalls, especially on the maintenance/repair level(but what system doesn't have a downfall), but it's my favorite rifle of all time. I'm more of a scout fan myself so that's what I built.:supergrin: I love the grain on some stocks so I DO intend on having a full length rifle with some glass. I'll probably build that one too. Nothing against SA, I just like having all GI parts in my M14S/M1A :D

gator378
02-20-2012, 13:57
Congratulations. That's a great rifle, one of my all time favorites.



It is on the wish list.

eracer
02-20-2012, 14:02
There ain't no such animal as a "milsurp M1A".You are correct, of course. But surplus M14's could be converted to semi-auto only and sold to the public through CMP. That's what I was referring to. I misspoke when I said 'M1A'.

jrs93accord
02-20-2012, 14:18
You are correct, of course. But surplus M14's could be converted to semi-auto only and sold to the public through CMP. That's what I was referring to. I misspoke when I said 'M1A'.

There is no such thing as a surplus M14. The M14 is still in service by various militaries. The U.S. is one of those. The only semi-auto versions of the M14 you can get is the SA M1A, an older Polytech M14S, or Norinco M14S (M305). A converted USGI M14 is not possible.

jrs93accord
02-20-2012, 14:29
It looks like you switched out the flash hider, did you also change the bolt for a GI one? I know those Norinco bolts tend to be made of softer metal and can deform after repeated shots.



I know it does have it's downfalls, especially on the maintenance/repair level(but what system doesn't have a downfall), but it's my favorite rifle of all time. I'm more of a scout fan myself so that's what I built.:supergrin: I love the grain on some stocks so I DO intend on having a full length rifle with some glass. I'll probably build that one too. Nothing against SA, I just like having all GI parts in my M14S/M1A :D

The flashider was swapped out for a USGI model. The rifle still retains the original Polytech bolt. I have had no problems with it.

A'boy
02-21-2012, 13:38
There is no such thing as a surplus M14. The M14 is still in service by various militaries. The U.S. is one of those. The only semi-auto versions of the M14 you can get is the SA M1A, an older Polytech M14S, or Norinco M14S (M305). A converted USGI M14 is not possible.

Exactly. Once a machine gun, always a machine gun according the ATF.

The flashider was swapped out for a USGI model. The rifle still retains the original Polytech bolt. I have had no problems with it.

Glad to hear the bolt is working great!

NG VI
02-22-2012, 19:03
I've never heard anything about Norinco steel other than how hard it is.

Whatever the Chinese make poorly, steel isn't it.

Jade Falcon
02-22-2012, 20:42
Very nice, congradulations! May I ask what you paid for it?

mixflip
02-22-2012, 21:16
Welcome to the club.

I love my forged receiver SEI upgraded Polytech M14-S.

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