Bad news. I wasn't paying attention when I first saw it. It's a Norinco. Woulda thought the bayonet lug would have given it away, but I was tired and in a hurry.
But still, $900 for a Chinese M1A copy?
The counter guy seemed open to negotiations, but I'm not really willing to put that kind of (read: any) money into one of those things and have to fiddle with it to get it to work properly, let alone replace the parts that will break. So I went to Tristate Outfitters and put their Springer Match on layaway.