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Old 04-04-2018, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default M1A package deal

I got a chance at a Springfield M1A with a Bushnell scope, unknown mount, 4 magazines, 360rds of Radway Green, hard case, for $1500.00.

Sound like a good deal?

Pretty sure it's good deal, just need some expert opinion. This would be my first M1A ever, after all these years.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:06 AM   #2
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I got a chance at a Springfield M1A with a Bushnell scope, unknown mount, 4 magazines, 360rds of Radway Green, hard case, for $1500.00.

Sound like a good deal?

Pretty sure it's good deal, just need some expert opinion. This would be my first M1A ever, after all these years.
Sounds like itís a good deal, yeah. Iíd do it if it were me
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:11 AM   #3
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If its a wooden stock loaded model then its a pretty good deal. $1437.25 was what grabagun had it for yesterday but it said one in stock. I'm not sure if the rebate for the free mags is over or not.

Ammo, surplus is under 50 cents a round, I'm not sure what Radway is. Scope is probably 100-150. Case could be 70ish... I was looking to trade for one yesterday which I why I did a little research. I love my scout but the prices are down the last year or so and it is a buyers market.
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Surplus ammo is going for ~38 cents a round all day......Malaysian anyways.

Depends on the scope value, and wear n tear.

If the rifle brand new is currently $1437, I dunno......I'd probably buy one new if he won't budge on price.

That's me tho.....used scopes, I just don't like considering.
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I really don't think it is? What scope and stock? Fleet farm had a brand new one with composite stock for $1250 I believe. That ammo I think is around $.65 highest I saw a round so $230ish for ammo.
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Woods M1A stock, not M14. Bushnell 3x9 32mm. National match peep sight. Bayonet lug flash hider.

Description says " no wear on metal"...like new I presume.

Radway Green, L2A2, is British surplus ammo.

I'll see if I can get a pic.
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His asking price sounds fair the problem is that the scope and mount are likely trashcan chinese type stuff that you will immediately throw away. Unless it's a made in japan bushnell and a sadlak mount or something.
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Actually I retract what I said.....

I would NOT buy this brand new because it is Springfield Armory, and they
are boycotted for anti-2nd Amendment sellouts in their own home state.

Buy used, or ...well $1500 buys a better AR-308 that will not have a cast receiver
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Are the parts USGI? The scope mount looks to be an ARMS #18 early model which is good. Has a NM rear aperature which is a bonus. Wonder if it is a NM loaded model. Price is good.
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Got about $70 in the bayonet
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What is the serial number? SAI stopped putting bayonet lugs on shortly after the 90's AWB. Granted you can add a flash hider with a lug to any standard M1A that came with a neutered flash hider. This maybe a pre ban M1A with a fair amount of USGI parts, that and the extras, yes $1500 is a good deal. If the mags are GI they are running about $40-50 each these days, the M6 with scabbard $70 would be a really good price. Radway green is some great 7.62x51. Cast reciever means nothing, these rifles will shoot. I have a cast SAI standard and a forged Bula Forge/James River Rock Ola
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Are the parts USGI? The scope mount looks to be an ARMS #18 early model which is good. Has a NM rear aperature which is a bonus. Wonder if it is a NM loaded model. Price is good.
Correct. A.R.M.S. mount, TRW 63 barrel, TRW Trigger group, H&R Op rod, Winchester bolt, 55K serial number receiver

I'm gonna go get it!
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I paid 1300 for a loaded that is 90k serial and a couple mags several years ago so a 55k era serial with a decent scope mount (as long as it's real arms and not promag) and 4 mags for 1500 isn't bad at all.
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Correct. A.R.M.S. mount, TRW 66 barrel, TRW Trigger group, H&R Op rod, 55K serial number receiver

I'm gonna go get it!
That is a good deal for the package, should be a great shooter!
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:12 PM   #16
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It is a good deal,

Malaysian is crap Ace, or poor plinking ammo at best, but it does go bang. Radway is primo more than .50 per. GI mags, like glashaus said, NO less than 30, yes I can find them for this much. I've founded them for 12.50... But every day GOOD price at least 30 for checkmate industry mags.

Basically, breakdown for extras at what my cheapo ass would pay leaves the rifle at about 1100-1150. That IS a good price. With TRW parts, getting closer to very good, very close... Good find Bruther!

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Thanks for the input guys.

I went ahead and bought it.

Retired couple selling it for a widow neighbor.

Looks unfired, not a scratch on it....scope is a Japan Bushnell. Ammo is nice and clean 1982 stuff in a British .50 can. The rfle is a pre-ban 1990. Have the original clip guide and standard rear sight too.
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Outstanding! You can call SAI customer service and they can tell you what it left the factory as, standard, National Match etc. back then they did not have a “loaded”
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Fuck Springfield Armory. I can't believe it that someone would still support those fkrs at this point...
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Fuck Springfield Armory. I can't believe it that someone would still support those fkrs at this point...
Any new gun yes, not much use for them anymore, a M1A from 30 years ago, no problems with that
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Take deep breath,

It's ok Springfield haters, we're with you there. But old stuff=good stuff. Let's give mojo a pat on the back for helping a widow AND getting a good gun deal and good home for an old school M14.

I mean, she could have destroyed It, given It to some police station that doesn't sell to the public, gun buy back, or worse even, traveled directly back to Springfield and given it back to their leftist management...

Touchť mojo!

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You're Gay.

This is a per-ban M1A. Sold long before Springfield caved to the left.
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fantastic score, deals like that don’t come round very often. jewel of a rifle.
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Originally Posted by Rob Ski
"Fuck Springfield Armory. I can't believe it that someone would still support those fkrs at this point..."


Doesn't look like Springfield is making anything off this transaction. G.I parts (incl bayonet lug!) and accessories plus ammo make this look like a nice score and you no doubt saved it from falling into enemy hands. Enjoy your new rifle!
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Any new gun yes, not much use for them anymore, a M1A from 30 years ago, no problems with that
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I'm not a fan of Springfield by any means but like the man said it was purchased 30 years ago for the 1st time. Means nothing now. BTW
that's when Springfield still made great M1a's with Milspec parts.

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The Radway Green would have been the deal! It’s British surplus and hasn’t been available for years and likely never will be again. It is primo stuff and would easily sell for over $1/rd. Guys get in fights over that stuff over at the FALFiles.
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The Radway Green would have been the deal! Itís British surplus and hasnít been available for years and likely never will be again. It is primo stuff and would easily sell for over $1/rd. Guys get in fights over that stuff over at the FALFiles.
I still have some left over from a bunch I got from J&Gs years ago.

When I saw a can of the stuff, on top of what I suspected was a pre-ban rifle, as part of the package deal...I felt I couldn't let this get away.

Again,. Thanks for the input guys.

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Dude,

Cheap panzertruppe math(what my cheapo ass would pay), 200 in ammo, 30 in bayo, 50 in rings, 100 for good Japanese glass, 120 in mags, 10 in sling, right off top of gun price for all that forged steel!

Outstanding!!!

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Congrats on a good deal. Welcome to the M-14 club.
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