The Springfield Armory SA-1 is a semi-automatic variant of the M60. Springfield combined surplus parts along with new manufactured parts and a new receiver to build these SA-1 guns. Just like the original M60, it is belt fed and chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, but it fires from a closed bolt (to make the BATFE satisfied that it cannot be converted to a machine gun). I don’t know what they originally sold for, or how long they were manufactured, but now they sell for $9000 and upwards.

Thanks to MFirepower for sending us the photo.

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  • Anonymoose

    Wonder how it stacks up to the semi-auto M240? Lighter, at the very least…

    • Do those exist? I’ve never even seen a photo of one.

      *Edit* Ohio Ordnance. I should have known!

  • Pete Sheppard

    Plus, better balance for the Rambo run-n-gun stages.

  • Semi-auto M60? That…phrase just makes me cringe for some reason…

    • nom

      All that needs to be done is to figure out how to make a bumpski stock for it.

    • USMC03Vet

      It truly is a crime against guns.

    • iksnilol

      I wouldn’t call it a sacrilege. Because if they didn’t make a semi-auto version then the parts would just sit there gathering dust and possibly rust.

  • Shawn Morris

    But belt fed makes it illegal in many states doesn’t it?

    • You may be okay, if you have pre-ban links. I’m not sure how you’d prove the age of links, one way or the other, but I think that’s how the Clinton 1994 ban worked.

    • Only a few crumby ones.

  • H92

    does a hundred round belt count as a magazine in Maryland?

    • Ken

      Nope, each link is its own feeding device, haha.

  • Ken

    A local gun store here in MD has three transferrable full auto M60’s for sale, but of course they’re not cheap. Still cheaper than an MG42 though.

  • valorius

    Now someone needs to design a slidefire type stock for it, lol…

  • USMC03Vet

    I disagree…..