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Old March 25, 2020, 04:45 PM   #1
2wheelwander
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M1A ID question

I'm looking at Springfield M1A's. My local Armslist has me searching and found a few that may fit the bill.

My question is, if it is a Loaded, National Match, Super Match, does it say so on the rifle itself? If I'm looking at preowned rifles, without a box/bill of sale, how do I KNOW I'm getting what I'm paying for. I understand the Match rifles are bedded, but beyond that, I'm new to these and a bit lost. Outside of looking for burred screws, anything I can inspect to make sure I'm not getting a pieced together rifle?

TIA
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Get the serial number and call Springfield Armory. I sold a Supermatch last year and the buyers were balking at the price because "I can buy a brand new rifle for less". Typical BS from price shoppers. One guy called back several times, so I gave him the serial number and told him to call SA to verify it is a Supermatch. Two hours later he suddenly wants it real bad.
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