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dw149a
04-14-2011, 12:58 PM
What is the difference between Springfield Armory's standard M1A and their "California Special"? It doesn't seem to fall into the AW category. Ideas?

Lone_Gunman
04-14-2011, 1:00 PM
The CA one has a muzzle brake rather than a flash hider. That's all.

West coast
04-14-2011, 1:06 PM
The CA one has a muzzle brake rather than a flash hider. That's all.

What he said and the TEN round mag.

dw149a
04-14-2011, 2:00 PM
Thanks! What a lame place we live in!

smle-man
04-14-2011, 10:12 PM
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/m14s001.jpg

I've found the muzzle brake to be a benefit. It does reduce felt recoil and hasn't adversely effected accuracy.

7.62 Charlie
04-14-2011, 11:03 PM
I think they take off the bayonet lug too.

ke6guj
04-14-2011, 11:23 PM
I think they take off the bayonet lug too.

they might, but there is no legal requirement that they do.

7.62 Charlie
04-15-2011, 12:53 AM
they might, but there is no legal requirement that they do.

Yea i know. I just noticed there wasn't one on the CA model.

GlockG20
04-15-2011, 8:03 AM
And don't forget the shoulder thingy that goes up.

X-NewYawker
04-15-2011, 8:09 AM
CA Legal:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_0827.jpg
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_0806.jpg

mj1
04-15-2011, 9:14 AM
'83 TRW/SA it was $620 new.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/b68a2530.jpg

dfletcher
04-15-2011, 9:30 AM
FWIW on the Scout I removed the CA brake and replaced it with a direct attach Smith brake and front sight. Same can be done with the full length version M1A. I don't mind the factory switch out of the FH for the CA legal brake, it's just a bit too long I think.

There are others, including a front sight with 30 cal AR threading that allows attachment of a whole lot of AR devices.

D3lta58
04-15-2011, 9:53 AM
Sorry to thread jack, but what scope mount is that? It looks great!

CA Legal:
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/_MG_0806.jpg

CHS
04-15-2011, 10:59 AM
I think they take off the bayonet lug too.

Not really on purpose.

The bayonet lug and flash hider is all one piece. The muzzle brake just doesn't come with one attached.

7.62 Charlie
04-15-2011, 11:45 AM
Not really on purpose.

The bayonet lug and flash hider is all one piece. The muzzle brake just doesn't come with one attached.

Ok. That make sense.

Lead Waster
04-15-2011, 1:11 PM
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/m14s001.jpg

I've found the muzzle brake to be a benefit. It does reduce felt recoil and hasn't adversely effected accuracy.

Nice pic, but the arm of that lounge chair makes it look like some weird part of the rifle!

CHS
04-15-2011, 4:27 PM
Nice pic, but the arm of that lounge chair makes it look like some weird part of the rifle!

It's the shoulder thing that goes up :)

X-NewYawker
04-15-2011, 5:00 PM
Sorry to thread jack, but what scope mount is that? It looks great!

Steel Springfield 4th generation mount:

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Fasanoland/Rifles/P1010194.jpg

E Pluribus Unum
04-15-2011, 5:11 PM
Looks good, but I like the ARMS 18 better.