Where are you guys finding these M14/M1A's?

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by DarinCraft, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

    I noticed some of you here own numerous M1A's and a lot of you own at least one. I don't think all of you are paying the $1500 plus that Springfield is selling them for and Norinco doesn't import them into the USA. Is there a secret handshake that I don't know about?

    I'm not saying I am going to go out and buy one right now(unless I maybe got a PM from someone who might have one too many), but before I got into AR's I was looking hard for one and I gave up.

    Now I come here and they're everywhere.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2010
  2. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

    If I had to guess, I would say that most of them were purchased some time ago when the prices weren't as high as today's MSRP. :eek:

    I bought my Super-Match back in the mid-90's but even then it was well over the $1500 mark. After Bill Klinton came along, everybody snatched up everything they could, while they could. I guess that showed Springfield they were letting them go too cheap eh? Fast forward to today's economy... :mad:

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  3. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

    I acquired 2 of them in the late 1970's, they are older late 50's early 60's suplus varients, and the one I shoot now I acquired in the mid 1990's. And NO! I didnt pay any where near the prices they are asking for them now. The only one I have up and running now is the SAI I bought in the 90's. The other two earlier SA varients will be rebuilt when I can part with the funds to do so.

    The M1A is probably the most fun rifle I've shot over the years.
  4. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    used to have a norinco i bought for cheap in the late 80's early 90's cannnot remember exactly. sold it less than a year later. too heavy a rifle for my tastes to lug through the woods for the round it shoots. the M1A/M14 is another one fo those guns i never understood the fascination for. its too big and clumsy for what it is.

    a lot fot he guns of that type are what people bought eons ago before the gun bans and just kept em or inherited em from friends or family. i cant imagine paying the current prices for one when there are better cheaper designs out there for the .308
  5. Wambli

    Wambli Member

    I think my M1A SA Loaded set me back about $1,600 a few years back...
    Money well spent.
  6. Silvertip 44

    Silvertip 44 New Member

    I see them often in gun shops now and they aren't cheap. I have two NM rifles that were $1800 plus and a standard that went for $1500 (including 10mags, ammo and scope and TSA mount). All are completely accurized to the tee.