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This is a discussion on The "Golden Era" ???? within the Devine M1A forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; The responses in posts # 6 and # 16 together define what I call the Golden Age M1A rifles. The design had matured and USGI ...


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Old March 20th, 2016, 04:36 PM   #31
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The responses in posts # 6 and # 16 together define what I call the Golden Age M1A rifles. The design had matured and USGI parts were plentiful with which to build them. I have never said those receivers were manufactured flawlessly. However, Elmer Ballance, Melvin Smith and Springfield Armory (Geneseo) did collaborate on a number of changes to the M1A receiver design before serial number 040000. I've never stated M1A receivers were dimensionally flawless. Another manufacturing flaw from that era that I've not seen discussed is the excessive inside diameter of the barrel ring threads, e.g., serial number 052122.

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Old March 20th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #32
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OK....... So Back to the subject then

WOULD ALL THE M1A's WORKED OVER BY GLENN NELSEN UNTIL HIS DEATH BE CONSIDERED IN THE " GOLDEN ERA" ?
No. Glenn Nelson built Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A rifles from 1974 to 2004.

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No. Glenn Nelson built Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A rifles from 1974 to 2004.

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No. Glenn Nelson built Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A rifles from 1974 to 2004.
The American Rifleman did an article Feb 1987 by John R. Clarke titled "Accurizing Service Rifles" pages 28, 29, 72 and 73. The article is about Glen Nelson and his shop. Very interesting read.

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The American Rifleman did an article Feb 1987 by John R. Clarke titled "Accurizing Service Rifles" pages 28, 29, 72 and 73. The article is about Glen Nelson and his shop. Very interesting read.

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