Ok everybody I am new here so if these questions seem menial please forgive my ignorance. A good buddy of mine needs some cash for a car restoration and has finally (I have been bugging him for around 5 years now) agreed to sell me his M1a. I have been trying to do as much research as possible on this gun but the more research I do, I feel like I come up with more questions. I have zero experience with this type of weapon and never have nor do I own one.
Now it did pass the tilt test and I am going to get the necessary tool to loosen the nut on the flash suppresser so I can take it off and gauge the barrel. I have no idea the round count but I do know that he bought it at a gun show back in 2013 during the panic. Once it was purchased if he put 200 rounds through it (I know its sad) that would be a lot.
This is a Fulton armory M1a we both do not know the approximate value even though I was thinking of offering him 1600, and before I make him that offer I was just trying to get a ball park figure so neither one of us takes a big “hit”. Plus, I want to make sure its worth it considering a new SAI standard goes for around 1300.
These are some of my questions.
Are these parts USGI?
How do I know if this rifle was fully assembled by Fulton armory?
With the receive pictured, about what time was it manufactured and most important is it of good quality.
Here are the numbers on the parts that I can find.
Receiver- U.S. Rifle 7.62-mm M14 Fulton Armory F025xx on the right side it reads Savage MD
Trigger housing- 7267030 66118
Hammer- C460008 1W.R.A
Bolt- 7790186 SA US2
Op Rod- 7267064 FA
Barrel has a large P before SAK-7791362-11-73-8095943. On the top of the barrel there is a NM stamped
Now I did not take off the top handguard because it seems like a pain so that is all the numbers that I can find as of now.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The only negative for this rifle that I see is the machine marks in the receiver don’t know if that’s normal but not a big deal. The stock is standard USGI with typical handling marks.
Here is a link to the pictures. http://s36.photobucket.com/user/lesp...5a2vi.jpg.html
Any help would be appreciated.
P.S I am having trouble posting pictures so I just posted the link. Sorry for being lazy.