Springfield Armory Unveils Limited-Edition M1A 50th Anniversary Rifle

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Springfield M1A 50th Anniversary Rifle

Springfield Armory is celebrating a significant milestone with the introduction of a special edition M1A rifle, marking the 50th year since the original M1A was launched. This new M1A 50th Anniversary Rifle is a tribute to the enduring legacy of the M14, which has served military, law enforcement, and civilian shooters alike.

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Crafted with precision, the M1A 50th Anniversary Rifle is a semi-automatic version of the M14, chambered in the powerful .308 Winchester caliber. The Reese family, who own Springfield Armory, have produced a limited series of 1,974 rifles to commemorate the year the M1A first made its debut.

Each of these commemorative rifles is presented in a bespoke display crate made from Eastern white pine. The rifle comes with a host of accessories including a cleaning kit, a copy of the M14 technical manual, and a traditional OD green canvas sling. To ensure the rifle's safety during transit, it is encased in a protective black zippered case.

“The M1A rifle is easily one the most recognizable—and respected—offerings from Springfield Armory,” said Steve Kramer, Vice President of Marketing. “With this new limited-edition rifle, we are offering fans of the firearm a rare opportunity to own their own collectible part of its iconic history.”

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The M1A 50th Anniversary Rifle is engineered for precision, featuring a 22-inch National Match barrel that is acclaimed for its pinpoint accuracy, especially in long-distance shooting competitions. It is equipped with a match-grade rear sight for meticulous adjustments and a finely-tuned two-stage trigger, enhancing the shooting experience.

To maintain the rifle in top condition, a specially designed cleaning kit is included. This kit contains a multi-tool, a cleaning rod, and brushes tailored for the M1A's bore and chamber. These tools can be neatly stored within the rifle's stock. Additionally, a replica of the M14 Army TM-9-1005-223-12 technical manual is provided, reminiscent of the original M1A rifles.

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Maintaining the iconic silhouette of the M14, the 50th Anniversary M1A features a flash suppressor with a bayonet lug. The rifle's mechanism is set within a select walnut stock, which is adorned with a commemorative Crossed Cannon medallion, celebrating the 50th anniversary.

Each of these rifles is distinct, with a unique engraving that indicates its specific number in the limited series of 1,974. Priced at $2,499, the M1A 50th Anniversary Rifle is not just a firearm but a collector's item. For further details on this special rifle and other products from Springfield Armory, interested parties are encouraged to visit their website.

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