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M1A Pre-Ban Value?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by seldomseensmith, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. seldomseensmith

    seldomseensmith New Member

    May 11, 2008
    SLC, UT
    I have recently purchased a NIB Springfield Armory M1A stainless, loaded with a walnut stock, with selector cut. Are these any more valuable that what is currently being offered?
  2. MisterPX

    MisterPX Active Member

    Jun 3, 2006
    Amerika's Doyleland
    Not really. Maybe a few bucks more for those in NY.
  3. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Mentor

    Dec 24, 2002
    United Socialist States of Obama
    Only to people in states where "pre-ban" means anything. In most of free America, "pre-ban" just means "really old", as you can buy the same thing NIB.
  4. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 20, 2002
    Concur re: the legalities, and it only being more valuable to people in places where state laws that piggybacked on the federal AWB are still in effect, or other such statutes are in force.

    However, if it is a Springfield Armory M1A, it means it is probably from a time when their products included a higher proportion of USGI parts than they do now. This may cause it to command a higher price than another used gun to someone in the know. Or, it may not. One way or the other, don't expect the gun to be worth a whole lot of money, as compared to other M1As.

  5. lionking

    lionking Participating Member

    Jul 6, 2006
    Military parts,bolt,op rod,barrel,trigger mech,you are more likely to find on a older pre-ban.Springfield Inc ran out of military parts and started using their made ones.Most say those run well also,but real GI would obviously be prefered.

    Saw a M1A sell on Gunbroker last night,all "aftermarket Springfield parts on it except it had a HRA barrel,sold for close to 2k.Watched a minty older one sell last week with TRW bolt,everything else HRA it sold for 2k last week also.

    Considering dealers have jacked up new ones to $1800 because of the *Obama scare* I'd rather get a older one with real GI parts for the same price.

    I have 2,a standard and a NM both preban with all GI parts except reciever and they shoot like a dream.If dealers would come back down to reasonable prices say $1300,I might be inclined to buy just one more newer one.


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