Springfield M1A

Discussion in 'Rifle Talk' started by wired, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. wired

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    I've got one that is up for sale, and was wondering about how much I should expect to get for it. It's the standard model, and I put a camo synthetic stock on it. I've had it a few years, but ever since I got my Ruger M77, it has outlived its usefulness. It's in excellent condition, with only a couple hundred rounds fired through it.
     
  2. gator

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    I'm not sure how the stock change might affect things, but my guess would be right around $1000 as you describe it. New standard models are on Gunsamerica starting at $1150-1200. Again the stock is a variable to me. I love my M1A and I'm amazed at it's accuracy. This past weekend I took it to the range and all 5 of my 5 shot groups were 2 1/2" or less. The smallest group was 1.243" with the factory open sights. Reconsider selling it unless your absolutely sure.
     

  3. wired

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    Yeah, it was definately hard deciding to part with it. They are amazing rifles, to say the least. It just didn't have a use other than filling space in my cabinet. Every time I had a use for it, I ended up grabbing my Ruger instead for various reasons. I called around to get estimates, and about the highest I got was $800, and that was with some bargaining. I went ahead and took it, because it was the best offer I could get. A buddy of mine gave me an offer of $500, and I tried really hard not to laugh at him. Okay, maybe I didn't try hard enough....

    Anyway, I almost walked out of there with a Ruger M77 Compact in .243, but I have better things to do with the cash at this point (such as saving up for the upcoming marriage and stuff). I'll just buy one of those later.
     
  4. gator

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    Sounds like you did OK since you did some research first. Different regions of the country can also affect price up or down for certain guns. What might be a hot item in Missouri may not draw much interest elsewhere and visa versa.

    Good luck on the marriage !