well i went shopping today and i re-joined the M1A club. a springfield armory M1A loaded jumped into my hands and pleaded to come home with me. my previous M1 was a norinco that i bought back in the mid 90's. NIB the wood stock is a little rough to the touch. needs a good rub with some linseed oil. i LIKE "NOT LEGAL IN COMMIEFORNIA"!!! the two stage military trigger is super crisp, everything is very tightly fitted and very well put together. barrel and most critical parts are "NM" marked. cant wait to try it out on the range tomorrow. so yes im now a M1A guy too *sigh* i hope i never break down and buy a glock!!