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ap3572001
07-23-2008, 8:55 PM
What is the premium on the SAI M1A that has ALL USGI parts incl the stock VS. The current SAI M1A? (Condition is at least 97%)

novanryder
07-23-2008, 10:23 PM
Probably something close to this lol
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj179/novanryder/IMG_0471.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj179/novanryder/IMG_0478.jpg

ap3572001
07-23-2008, 11:14 PM
Funny

daskraut
07-24-2008, 5:45 AM
1200 is avg for a std used M1A, the usgi filled would be 1500-1600 depending on barrel I would think.

ap3572001
07-24-2008, 7:47 AM
Gun is 100% TRW

KrazyKevy
07-24-2008, 9:14 AM
Gun is 100% TRW

Time to swap the receiver out for a LRB. ha ha
:D

vf111
07-24-2008, 10:48 AM
You could get close to $2K for an all USGI TRW M1A especially if the stock is an unaltered TRW. Heck, you could part it out and get almost that much for the parts w/o the receiver!

IRONWILL
07-24-2008, 11:01 AM
I would not pay more than 1,650.00 for an all usgi m1a .
Look, all usgi parts are made to the same spec trw is no better than wra hra sa.
For some odd reason alot guys think trw part are better than the rest. I would be more concerned with the condition of the parts, what the te & mw
etc
that said my lrb is all trw but i just happened on a usgi parts kit for 799.00 a few years back and it was trw :)

Kiba
07-24-2008, 11:27 AM
There is a TRW mystique that adds a bit of value... how much depends on the buyer.

About the only objective difference in TRW parts is their oprods are 1-piece forgings while all the other manufacturers were 2-piece weldments.

That being said, if you can find a TRW-whore and the rifle is in excellent shape I think you'd be able to get $1650 +/- for it. The USGI parts do up the value over the commercial-parts SAI's, and being all TRW probably adds another $150-200 price premium if you find the right buyer.

And yes... when I had my LRB M25 built I sent the 'smith an all-TRW parts lot. :D

ap3572001
07-24-2008, 1:31 PM
So its safe to say that 1300.00 IS A DEAL? Assuming the gun is all TRW with a USGI stock and is a 97%?

USP4me
07-24-2008, 1:42 PM
novanryder, who makes that stock?

Kiba
07-24-2008, 2:58 PM
So its safe to say that 1300.00 IS A DEAL? Assuming the gun is all TRW with a USGI stock and is a 97%?

$1300 is a very fair price if the TE and ME are low (assuming it still has a GI barrel)

IRONWILL
07-24-2008, 3:23 PM
So its safe to say that 1300.00 IS A DEAL? Assuming the gun is all TRW with a USGI stock and is a 97%?

yes at that price your STEALING IT :)

KrazyKevy
07-24-2008, 3:24 PM
$1300 is a very fair price if the TE and ME are low (assuming it still has a GI barrel)

FAIR? A SAI rifle with no USGI parts are already selling for +$1300.
A SAI w/ USGI TRW parts at $1300 is a steal! Like one person has mentioned, the parts alone minus the receiver can be $1300 alone.

daskraut
07-24-2008, 5:41 PM
I paid $1200 for a 1996 loaded (med wt match barrel and match trigger) and am very happy.That was 2 years ago. Go for it!.

wilshire1412
07-24-2008, 7:05 PM
Buy it! I think one with all GI parts at $1300 is a deal that you can't lose money on. TRW is a plus since that is what the collectors think they want, truth is that all GI parts are good. We are in interesting times as the military demand for these rifles is at it's highest point since Vietnam, manufacturers are tooling up to make GI parts to rebuild the .mil weapons and there will likely be the same parts available to the civilian sector.

ap3572001
07-25-2008, 11:15 PM
Thanks ! Got the rifle. Its a really nice one! I made a trade for it.

CrazyJeep
07-26-2008, 9:44 AM
Thanks ! Got the rifle. Its a really nice one! I made a trade for it.

:useless:
Now you need to post a picture of it.

IRONWILL
07-26-2008, 12:06 PM
:useless:
Now you need to post a picture of it.

YEAH +1

ap3572001
07-26-2008, 4:02 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d20/ap3572001/DSC06349.jpg

ap3572001
07-26-2008, 4:04 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d20/ap3572001/DSC06345.jpg

ap3572001
07-26-2008, 4:04 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d20/ap3572001/DSC06347.jpg

ap3572001
07-26-2008, 4:05 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d20/ap3572001/DSC06344.jpg

ap3572001
07-26-2008, 4:05 PM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d20/ap3572001/DSC06346.jpg

CrazyJeep
07-26-2008, 11:40 PM
Few things, congrats on the rifle, looks awesome. To make an image from photobucket appear on forums such as this, copy and paste the link that says IMG code; it's going to be the one with ..., then just copy the whole thing including the brackets and just paste into where you are typing.

Now, i'm not sure if you're into refinishing that stock but when I got my complete M14SA from LRB, my GI stock looked identical to yours. I refinished it and it looks awesome. The stock is a little darker than what it shows in the pictures, it was the direct sunlight that was screwing with my camera.

Before:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/crazyjeeper/LRB%20M14/LRB-Small6.jpg

After:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/crazyjeeper/LRB%20M14/IMG_2832.jpg

Here it is in it's current state with my "beater" stock I bought and could care less about getting it dinged up. I also swapped out the Fulton Armory handguard for a like new GI unit and also swapped out the Smith Enterprise comp for a Springfield Armory Comp and added a black web sling.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/crazyjeeper/LRB%20M14/5.jpg

ap3572001
07-27-2008, 6:14 AM
Nice rifle! Thanks for sharing. As far as a handguard (?) How do You tell if mine is a USGI?. I looke dat my new rifle closely. EVERY part is a TRW. The only one that is not is the hammer , its HR. How tough will it be to find a TRW hammer? And how much would it cost to transfer it all on an LRG reciever?

CrazyJeep
07-27-2008, 9:16 AM
Nice rifle! Thanks for sharing. As far as a handguard (?) How do You tell if mine is a USGI?. I looke dat my new rifle closely. EVERY part is a TRW. The only one that is not is the hammer , its HR. How tough will it be to find a TRW hammer? And how much would it cost to transfer it all on an LRG reciever?

You don't need to transfer anything to an LRB receiver unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket. Expect to pay about $800 and some change for a stripped LRB receiver and another $200 or so dollars to get everything transfered and the bolt headspaced. Your Springfield Armory receiver is just fine, especially considering it is an older one with "7.62mm" markings. Have you looked into The M14 Firing Line Forum? It can be a tight nit community, but the people there are full of information pertaining to only M14 type rifles. www.m14tfl.com

If you're looking for a TRW hammer, I would either post a want ad on the M14TFL, or look on gunbroker: there is only one and it's starting at $75 http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=104746047

Does your handguard have a silver metallic paint on the inside? I got mine from Fred's M14 stocks.

ap3572001
07-27-2008, 9:40 AM
I did not look at the handguards that close yet. I will let You know. I have another M1A with a much earlier nimbers with a HR barrel and trw op rod and bolt. And SA trigger group. And a SOCOM 16 with a Winchester trigger group. JUst got to really like there rifles.Also what is so special about early SAI receivers? And TRW parts?