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Old March 7th, 2017, 11:21 AM   #1
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Special M1A I need some help with this mystery.

Greetings,

I apologize if this is in the wrong forum.

I own Springfield Armory M1A serial number 020000. This is the only gun like this they have ever produced. So says their letter from Mr. Reece in 1993.
This rifle is all hard chromed and has a laminated stock. I have contacted Springfield many times and they will not give me any information on it whatsoever.

I would like to know whom it was built for or why was it built.

Lee Emerson mentioned it in his book on the M-14. I wrote to Lee and sent him pictures. He had no more information than I already had. (Nice man by the way.)

If any of you folks know anything about this rifle please share. Thanks in advance.




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Old March 7th, 2017, 02:11 PM   #2
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In 1993 Springfield offered a special run of rifles numbered in even thousand serial number range. I had number 15000 for a spell. It was a nice rifle, blued finish, and had a gloss stock finish with an inlaid medallion. It's not known how many of these special edition rifles were sold, but not many as the even thousand number only totaled about 65 at that time. Evidently your rifle was a one off custom. If it came that way from Springfield it was held back out of the limited edition models, probably for a custom order. It's a special rifle and has some collectors value.

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As I recall, Springfield always tried to do something special with the serial numbers that were even 10 thousands. I have been under the impression that they went out to favored distributors and other VIP clients. Yours would have been from 1980 or so. I have only seen one other, and the owner was very proud of it ($$$$).

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Old March 7th, 2017, 02:46 PM   #4
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well,if you need a range outfit to go with your chrome rifle
https://www.costumesupercenter.com/p...702d47f8018cf1

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Old March 7th, 2017, 03:02 PM   #5
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Yah, not bad. Trade you for a SM type rifle.

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Old March 7th, 2017, 03:29 PM   #6
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at least that stock won't flex

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Old March 7th, 2017, 05:03 PM   #7
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Yuk...

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Old March 7th, 2017, 05:32 PM   #8
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I have only seen one other, and the owner was very proud of it ($$$$).
What number was that? Was it tarted up like this one was?

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Old March 7th, 2017, 05:51 PM   #9
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Pretty cool rifle, quite a find to be sure. Welcome to the fourm.

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What number was that? Was it tarted up like this one was?
It was years ago, at a show. As I recall it was built as an E2 or Supermatch, or similar. The fellow wanted like $3k for it.

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Beautiful rifle, in its own way. Interesting piece of Springfield Armory (modern) history. Unique enough that it would be cool to own.

Is the mag chromed as well?

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Yuk...
That was mostly uncalled for.

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Unique piece from Springfield, like to know more myself on this one.

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I see nothing wrong with that rifle. I dig matte chrome on a rifle.

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That would be a safe queen there.
Got to wear some grillz when you go shooting that one.

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