Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My Springfield Armory M1A

The M1A has been a rifle I've wanted for many a year. Unfortunately prices have been going up for some time. Availability has also been limited. I was lucky enough to be at one of my favorite gunshops last month just as a gentleman was trading this one in. I hovered over this rifle until the trade was completed. I had to trade a 1911 I would rather have kept but an opportunity like this at the price I got just don't come around!
I found this particular gun was made in June of 1996. The previous and original owner had the rifle in his safe all that time and never fired it! I was very pleased to say the least. This rifle is very accurate as the target I've posted shows. This is a 100 yard target fired with iron sights! I didn't want to do any damage to the walnut stock so I purchased a USGI synthetic which I camo'd in a woodland pattern. I think it turned out pretty good:-) It also makes the rifle a couple of pounds lighter. My next and final purchase for this rifle will be a Sadlak Industries scope mount on which I will put a Leatherwood ART scope on. That will complete the package. Finally this rifle is a ball to shoot!!! If you ever have the opportunity buy one; you won't regret it.