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enamoro
03-03-2012, 12:06 PM
Hello,

I apologize if this in the wrong forum, but I am looking for advice on how to determine the value of my Springfield Armory National Match, M1A. The hang tag has an April '90 date and the ser# is 55xxx. My dad gave it to me around '92 and it has only been fired three or four times for a total of less than 500 rounds.

Again, apologies if this is the wrong place for this. And thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Take care,
HW

russ69
03-03-2012, 12:20 PM
I'm no expert but it's a good question. A new NM is around 2200 bucks but the older models have value. What make bolt is in your gun? I'm guessing it's a full NM, bedded stock, hooded sights, medium blued barrel?

enamoro
03-03-2012, 12:34 PM
Hello,

Yes it's a full National Match with all that you mention. The bolt is marked:

7790186
HRT A07
1Z

Thanks,
HW

odysseus
03-03-2012, 12:43 PM
Value to appraise for insurance, or what you think you would sell it for?

Todosi
03-03-2012, 12:54 PM
I saw a similar gun at a recent show selling for $2250.

slopoke
03-03-2012, 12:56 PM
Using Grabagun for a price, their price for a new in box, walnut stock, blued national match model NA9102CA is $1816.51 add $100.00 (transfer and DROS fees) to that price for a total of $1916.51. For a used one, go to a gunstore and they usually have a book that lists typical used prices for guns. Good luck.

enamoro
03-03-2012, 1:02 PM
Thanks for the replies. Odysseus to answer your question, I am considering selling the rifle. I don't shoot it and it's a neat piece but it should go to somebody that will use it and I'm looking to defray the cost of a new shotgun.

odysseus
03-03-2012, 1:05 PM
Thanks for the replies. Odysseus to answer your question, I am considering selling the rifle. I don't shoot it and it's a neat piece but it should go to somebody that will use it and I'm looking to defray the cost of a new shotgun.

Go through the rifle and check the all the parts like the trigger too and see if it is a G.I. grade part.

bigdrunk92037
03-03-2012, 5:50 PM
If it was bought in 1990 it should have a good deal of USGI parts. Frankly, I would pay more for yours than a new one without USGI parts but thats just me. If I was not building a new LRB now, I would buy a Springfield NM USGI build in a heartbeat. Spend some time at m1a forums and you should get a decent assessment on your rifles value. Older Springfields with USGI = GOOD!

http://www.m1arifles.com/

dachan
03-03-2012, 6:46 PM
Agree market value of a NM with USGI parts is higher than a current production one with commercial parts. But, personally, I would place higher value on the fact that it came from your dad.

enamoro
03-03-2012, 9:24 PM
Thanks for the reply and link bigdrunk. I'll check that forum. Thanks also dachan.