If you still are checking this thread, cam_ouflage94; I'm sorry I didn't see your question earlier. The 87A, in my opinion, is one of the under-appreciated jewels of the post-war firearms business. Of course I'm prejudiced, I learned to shoot with my Grandfather's Springfield back when I was a mere seven-years-old. I grew up with that gun on the family farm; plinking, busting old cans, popping crows and starlings so they wouldn't run off our songbirds, harvesting cottontails for variety from the fried chicken that made up many of our meals, and "sniperizing" ground hogs who ate our cash crops and feral dogs who came after our young livestock. I rarely shot anything but .22 shorts in it, the longs were too expensive for my budget and Long Rifles might have been made of platinum for all I say of them. I don't know what it's MOA might be (could be HOURS of angle for all I know!), but I got pretty good at hitting little-bitty stuff with little-bitty bullets through the Buckhorn sights of that 87A. Don't bother looking for a serial number on it; to the best of my knowledge they never had them for some reason. If you need parts or a parts list check with Numrich and there are dis-assembly videos on U-Tube. I know this because I still have my Grandfather's gun and am in the process of restoring it. The Springfield 87A may not flip the gun-snob's switches but for those of us who grew up putting lead downrange with one it's still a pretty dang good gun. I hope you are enjoying yours!
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