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Old September 25, 2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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Springfield m1a serial number search

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
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Old September 26, 2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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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.
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Old September 26, 2009, 08:19 AM   #3
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Jan- feb 1940
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Old September 26, 2009, 11:41 AM   #4
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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.

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Old September 26, 2009, 11:53 AM   #5
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You must be thinking of an M1.

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Old September 26, 2009, 03:22 PM   #6
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That serial number dates your M1A around Feb/Mar 1984. Call Springfield Armory, Inc. for a more detailed history.
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Old September 26, 2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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nbkky71 That serial number dates your M1A around Feb/Mar 1984.
Correct!
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Old September 26, 2009, 09:13 PM   #8
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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.
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Old September 27, 2009, 08:43 AM   #9
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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.
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Old September 27, 2009, 09:55 PM   #10
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which

Look at the top of the barrel a little behind the front sight, should have a NM stamp.
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Old October 16, 2009, 08:08 AM   #11
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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?
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Old October 16, 2009, 10:28 AM   #12
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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.
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Old October 16, 2009, 02:14 PM   #13
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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
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Old October 19, 2009, 06:19 AM   #14
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What we be the date of a Springfield Armory M1a with a serial number of 0019XX?
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Old October 19, 2009, 06:30 AM   #15
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Lee Emerson (Different) has compiled an outstanding database for M14 and M1A owners.
EOTAC Master M14 FAQ. I suggest that you bookmark the link for future reference.
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Old October 25, 2009, 09:16 PM   #16
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What I've found about my M1A is that it was made somewhere between Dec 1973 and Apr 1974.
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