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milky7272
September 25, 2009, 11:48 PM
I have a sprinfield m1a serial number 029XXX. Does anyone know what time frame this was produced? Also is this model considered a national match? It has a walnut stock, and looks unfired. It was left to me by my father who passed away when I was very young, So I didnt get to ask a lot of questions about the guns in his colection. Any info would be greatly apreciated. Thanks Richard

Mark whiz
September 26, 2009, 12:09 AM
That is a pretty early model number - although I'm not sure when it's date of manufacture is. I would guess that it is not a National Match model - since most of those come bedded in composite stocks.

doctruptwn
September 26, 2009, 08:19 AM
Jan- feb 1940

Flatbush Harry
September 26, 2009, 11:41 AM
I have an M1A Supermatch from 1979 with ser # 013xxx.

As to NM or not, I'd suggest you contact Springfield Armory Inc in Geneseo, IL. They will have records on the rifle.

FH

Jason_G
September 26, 2009, 11:53 AM
Jan- feb 1940
You must be thinking of an M1.

Jason

nbkky71
September 26, 2009, 03:22 PM
That serial number dates your M1A around Feb/Mar 1984. Call Springfield Armory, Inc. for a more detailed history.

SR420
September 26, 2009, 04:21 PM
nbkky71 That serial number dates your M1A around Feb/Mar 1984.

Correct!

milky7272
September 26, 2009, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the help guys. I will call Springfield Monday and see what other info they can give me. I would like to know what model they call this, national match or just m1a ect.

doctruptwn
September 27, 2009, 08:43 AM
OOPs your right Jason, I looked up a Garand, I was in a hurry and looked it up wrong. Feb-Mar of 84 is correct.

navajo
September 27, 2009, 09:55 PM
Look at the top of the barrel a little behind the front sight, should have a NM stamp.

milky7272
October 16, 2009, 08:08 AM
Little up date checked behind the front sight and is stamped nm. What exactly does this mean, and what features differs a nm from others?

kraigwy
October 16, 2009, 10:28 AM
My M1A, purchased in 1977, ( ser 006xxx) had the NM stamped on the barrel and op rod, BUT it was not a NM. It had the standard sights, standared un-bedded walnut stock.

However it is a Super Match Now. In the early 80s I have Gene Barrnett (Barnett Barrels) who was an armor for the NG, rebuild it.

nbkky71
October 16, 2009, 02:14 PM
National Match M1A rifles are those that have had specific modifictions made to improve accuracy.

The national match front sight has a blade width of .065, much thinner than a standard front sight.

National Match M1A rifles have the following features:

bedded stock
medium weight match barrel
NM front/rear sights (rear is hooded)
unitized gas system
NM flash hider
NM trigger job

gotm4
October 19, 2009, 06:19 AM
What we be the date of a Springfield Armory M1a with a serial number of 0019XX?

SR420
October 19, 2009, 06:30 AM
Lee Emerson (Different) has compiled an outstanding database for M14 and M1A owners.
EOTAC Master M14 FAQ (http://www.eotacforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=108&t=27362). I suggest that you bookmark the link for future reference.

gotm4
October 25, 2009, 09:16 PM
What I've found about my M1A is that it was made somewhere between Dec 1973 and Apr 1974.