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matt g 11-29-2007 12:18 AM

M1A/M14 picture thread
 
All of the other guys are doing it, let's see some M1As. I've got a Springfield Scout Squad on order that may get here before they're banned. I plan on adding a Harris bipod, a scout scope and some goodies from Smith Enterprise. I'll add my pics once the rifle gets here and I get it put together.

vegasjeepguy 12-03-2007 03:43 AM

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...a/e7bceb5a.jpg

tipsovr 12-20-2007 09:44 PM

Wow... that is sweet. That is exactly what I would like to have if I had the money... Nice rifle, hope you put it to use!

djl4570 12-29-2007 04:33 AM

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A pair of Super National Match rifles that I bought new. I sanded the stocks smooth and refinished them, the stock in the foreground with Minwax Tung Oil Finish (Has varnish and drying agents), the stock in the background with Watco Danish Oil.

matt g 12-30-2007 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by djl4570 (Post 13093)
A pair of Super National Match rifles that I bought new. I sanded the stocks smooth and refinished them, the stock in the foreground with Minwax Tung Oil Finish (Has varnish and drying agents), the stock in the background with Watco Danish Oil.

Beautiful wood on the near one. I had no idea that Springfield used such high quality wood. It saddens me even more that I canceled the order on my Scout Squad.

djl4570 12-31-2007 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 13278)
Beautiful wood on the near one. I had no idea that Springfield used such high quality wood.

Both stocks are very attractive but the one in the foreground has more figure. Springfield does not spend much time on the stocks. Both were poorly finished having a lot of coarse sanding marks and that ugly dark brown stain. I sanded the both stocks with a progression of carbide paper from 220 to 1500 and then used a Scotchbrite green pad after lightly steaming the wood. After that I tacked them with a masking tape lint remover to lift out any sawdust and hand rubbed coats of finish into them twice a day for several days.

notdku 12-31-2007 05:32 AM

How much does a stock M1A weigh?

matt g 12-31-2007 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by notdku (Post 13351)
How much does a stock M1A weigh?

Depends on the model and stock material, but average is about 9 pounds empty.

djl4570 12-31-2007 10:39 PM

The Super National Match has a heavier barrel and a heavier stock. IIRC they weigh close to eleven pounds empty.

Defender 02-14-2008 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 12196)
All of the other guys are doing it, let's see some M1As. I've got a Springfield Scout Squad on order that may get here before they're banned. I plan on adding a Harris bipod, a scout scope and some goodies from Smith Enterprise. I'll add my pics once the rifle gets here and I get it put together.

Good choice.

Some people like to diss the M1A, but I've fired thousands of rounds through several of them over the years, without any problems.

They're not cheaply priced, but still worth every cent, IMHO.

Anybody who appreciates a good weapon and can afford it, won't be disappointed.


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