Price for a used M1A?


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Kenshin
February 12, 2005, 08:38 PM
I want an M1A.

Unfortunately, that's a bit out of my budget.

So, I decided that I might get a used one.

Possible to get any used ones under $700?

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Ed
February 12, 2005, 09:16 PM
Possible, but unlikely. You could find a Norinco or Poly for that price if you look around.

Sactown
February 13, 2005, 02:20 AM
last used one I saw was a standard model birch stock with 300rnds through it for $1000, including 900rnds of South African .308.

MiniZ
February 13, 2005, 09:52 AM
You are probably only going to find a Polytech in your suggested price range. Used Springfeilds run 900+(closer to 1000+) around here.

MatthewVanitas
February 13, 2005, 08:32 PM
I know it's not the exact same as an M1A, but have you considerd an M1 Garand?

Considering that you can get one for $295 from the Civilian Marksmanship Project (www.odcmp.com (http://www.odcmp.com)), that should be pretty comfortably within your price range.

Another $200 or so could get a brand-new .308 barrel onto it as well, and still $200 below your budget, and made in the USA, vice Red China for the less-expensive M14s.

Not exactly what you were looking for, but certainly not a bad compromise.

bcbr
February 13, 2005, 09:07 PM
Possible ,but rare? i got a SA from aaa pawn for $850.00 with scope and mount back in Oct 04,put most of it on Visa and have probably lost the savings due to interest. seems we have seen them in private sale ads around that price. not lalely tho. :uhoh:

LiquidTension
February 13, 2005, 09:11 PM
There was a used Polytech at a local shop for $799 recently. Being used they might have come down on the price a bit.

cabinetman
February 14, 2005, 09:26 PM
I ended up with a Polytech for $600 but I needed to replace the bolt and eventually the barrel. Still, all up it was less than a "standard" SA and the quality was better in most areas. I retroed a GI stock and some other bits and pieces and have a fantastic tack driver.

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