BEHIND THE SCENES: The M1A From Springfield Armory


    Nathaniel, Matt, Miles or virtually any other TFB writer could drop pages of knowledge on the development and use of the M1A rifle. Instead, you’re stuck with me and my incidental stories; I’ve lusted after a proper M1A ever since I first saw a print of the iconic rifle hanging in an old supervisor’s office, signed by legendary Scout Sniper Carlos Hathcock himself. It may be heavy and outdated, but the M1A certainly is a beautiful firearm.

    Springfield Armory is giving us another behind the scenes look, this time involving a rifle that has been made in-house since 1974. The video, links and additional information can be found below.

    Springfield Armory M1A™ LOADED – 6.5 CREEDMOOR


    Springfield Armory® Celebrates the Legendary M1A™ Series with a Behind-the-Scenes Video

    A look at Springfield Armory’s storied M1A rifle platform

    GENESEO, IL, March 21, 2018 – Springfield Armory has released a short video detailing the history of its M1A series, and what goes into the creation of an American icon. The M1A product line has been produced by Springfield Armory since 1974.

    Not only is Springfield Armory one of the only manufacturers currently producing this civilian version of the M14 rifle, but it is also incredibly proud to continue the tradition of building such a demanding rifle.

    “The careful hours, scrupulous effort, expert machining and meticulous tool work needed to complete an M1A from start to finish, make it a labor-intensive yet wholly worthwhile process,” says CEO Dennis Reese. “The end result honors the tradition and legacy of the M1A. It is truly an exceptional rifle and a beloved American firearm.”

    Take a closer look behind-the-scenes at how Springfield Armory’s M1A is crafted by watching this video:

    Any M1A purchase made between February 1st and May 31st, 2018 will qualify for the M1A Gear Up promotion. Submit your proof of purchase online to receive three, 20-round magazines in addition to the single 10-round magazine that ships with each rifle. Consumers in restricted states will receive magazines compatible with their local laws.

    To view Springfield Armory’s lineup of M1A rifles, find out more information by visiting



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