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#12195276 - 08/08/17 Just finished a full restoration on my M1A  
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Its been a long time since I had an M1A. I sold mine back in 95. My fatherinlaw was nice enough to give me his. Its was pretty clean but I wanted it perfect. I used Cerakote on the metal and tried to match the parkerizing. For the wood I used Chem Pak from Brownells. Lovin this rifle. I wish I never mine. [img]https://postimg.org/gallery/3ji68vdls/[/img]


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#12195281 - 08/08/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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Beautiful!

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#12199903 - 08/10/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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Nice !!! Reminds me of time spent with the M-14 while in the Corps.

#12200318 - 08/11/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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Very nice.

#12200344 - 08/11/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: S99VG]  
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Originally Posted by S99VG
Very nice.

This
To me there is just something nice about a Real Wood Stock on a rifle

#12200636 - 08/11/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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Nice work. That Chem Pak is great stuff.


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#12200639 - 08/11/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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Great job👍

#12200676 - 08/11/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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Excellent job! It probably didn't look that good when it came from the factory.


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#12201608 - 08/11/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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Very nice job but will it turn into an M-1 when it grows up! laugh

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#12202366 - 08/12/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: 458 Lott]  
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Originally Posted by 458 Lott
Excellent job! It probably didn't look that good when it came from the factory.

No, it didn't. They always had an uneven finish on a few of the parts and the wood was never this smooth. Tomorrow Im going shooting out to about 500 yards I can't wait.


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#12202731 - 08/12/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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Hated it when we switched off the M-14...loved that rifle. Still seeing/hearing that its still in use in some places. My M1A looks exactly like yours.

I was fortunate enough to have bought my Springfield M1A from my local Sheriff's Dept. It was used in a double murder and with the trial over, it was no longer needed for evidence, etc. Paid $700 for it, six mags and two 50 cal ammo boxes of 308 ammo! Ran the serial number and it was a 1974 vintage if I remember correctly. Replaced the (supposedly) Winchester barrel with a Harris McMillian barrel and had it accurized by a friend that was a US Army Marksmanship Unit armorer. She will now shoot nickel sized groups all day long for me. Have used it many times on legal culling operations of deer on a local plantation, and her longest kill was a 633 yard heart shot. 42.0 grains of 4064 behind a 168 SMK.

Hope you love yours as much as I love mine!


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Nice job, looks great! If it shoots as good as it looks, you're all set!

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#12205634 - 08/13/17 Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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I would be proud to own such a rifle!!!

#12222715 - 7 hours ago Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: Godogs57]  
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Originally Posted by Godogs57
Hated it when we switched off the M-14...loved that rifle. Still seeing/hearing that its still in use in some places. My M1A looks exactly like yours.

I was fortunate enough to have bought my Springfield M1A from my local Sheriff's Dept. It was used in a double murder and with the trial over, it was no longer needed for evidence, etc. Paid $700 for it, six mags and two 50 cal ammo boxes of 308 ammo! Ran the serial number and it was a 1974 vintage if I remember correctly. Replaced the (supposedly) Winchester barrel with a Harris McMillian barrel and had it accurized by a friend that was a US Army Marksmanship Unit armorer. She will now shoot nickel sized groups all day long for me. Have used it many times on legal culling operations of deer on a local plantation, and her longest kill was a 633 yard heart shot. 42.0 grains of 4064 behind a 168 SMK.

Hope you love yours as much as I love mine!

That early of a gun--See if it is a Devine Texas gun, You might have a real collectors gun. Check it out.


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#12222781 - 7 hours ago Re: Just finished a full restoration on my M1A [Re: bhoges]  
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Originally Posted by bhoges

Originally Posted by 458 Lott
Excellent job! It probably didn't look that good when it came from the factory.

No, it didn't. They always had an uneven finish on a few of the parts and the wood was never this smooth. Tomorrow Im going shooting out to about 500 yards I can't wait.


What are you going to did you run through it?


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