Where to Buy the M1A Rifle Online

August 30, 2009 by  
Filed under M1A Rifles

The Springfield Armory M1A rifle is a rifle made in the image of the M14 service rifle, which was the primary weapon used by the United States military in the late 50’s and early 60’s. The M1A should be instantly familiar to gun aficionados and war buffs, because it looks almost exactly like the M14, which was the main rife used by the United States Armed forces in the Vietnam War. The M1A was designed to capture the look and feel of the M14 for gun enthusiasts who want a high performance rifle that also has some history behind it.

It can be difficult to find an M1A rifle at a local shop, so those looking to buy one of these guns may have better luck searching online. There are a number of online gun dealers who sell M1A rifles. Be warned that because they are somewhat scarce and fairly high quality, they often carry a high price tag. This is especially true of the match variants of the M1A, which are highly accurate models designed for shooting in competitions.

Below are a few of the online dealers who sell M1A rifles:

gunbrokerGun Broker: If you haven’t visited Gun Broker before, it’s basically like an eBay for guns. Guns can be bought, sold, auctioned off, or traded through this service. Needless to say, it’s not exactly like eBay because you can’t just have a gun shipped directly to your home. In order to get an M1A rifle through Gun Broker, you must find someone who is selling one, and also find a local gun shop or someone with a federal firearms license that the gun can be shipped to.

impactgunsImpact Guns: Impact Guns is a store located in Utah that also has a nice and easy to use online store. They have several M1A rifles and M1A variants, including some of the match rifles. Prices range from just over $1,000 to over $3,000 for the higher end models. Impact Guns also sells a number of accessories and ammunition, so it can be a nice one-stop shop for your M1A needs.

ablesammogunshopAble’s Gun Shop: Able’s Gun Shop also features a number of different M1A rifles and variants. All of the M1As are frequently going out of stock, which is a testament to the popularity and power of this rifle. You may not be able to find an M1A on your first visit, but you can set up an e-mail notification that will let you know when they have the gun in stock.

thegunsourceThe Gun Source: The Gun Source offers a huge selection of M1A rifles and accessories. With all the different models available, you may have better luck finding one that isn’t on backorder. For one’s that out of stock, the site will helpfully tell you how many people are waiting in line in front of you to get the gun you want.

gundealeronlineGun Dealer Online: This site doesn’t feature quite as large of a selection as the previous three, but there are several options available, including the $3,100 Super Match model. Unfortunately, there is no way to back order an out of stock gun.

Have you used these sites before? What other would you recommend? Leave your comment below.

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8 Responses to “Where to Buy the M1A Rifle Online”
  1. Chris Brown says:

    I served in the Marine Corps 1970 – 1975, on duty as an Embassy Guard, Saigon, September 1972 – October 1973. At Parris Island, I had to qualify with the M14 at 100, 200 and 500 yards. In my young mind, it was a magnificent weapon and I carried it all through boot camp. For combat training later at Camp Geiger, N.C., we were issued Matty Mattell M-16’s, an obvious step down in fire-power and range. The only advantage and I mean only, was its select fire option. Fun to shoot at full auto, good for laying a base of fire, and yes, it was light weight and you could carry more ammo. But it did not speak with authority. Later in Saigon, I carried the M-16, but I had access to other weapons I preferred for close quarters such as the winchester pump 12 ga. and the Swedish K submachine gun, that like Stephen Colbert, I could lovingly refer to as ‘Sweetness’. Over the years I have acquried a number of firearms: Kimber .45, Ruger GP .357, Glock 17 and 21, and recently the S&W M&P 5.56. Again fun to shoot, but where’s the beef! I have a CZ Mannlicher in .308, a good cartridge for just about any purpose, so now after all this time, study and shooting, I have decided the one weapon I need and want at my age is the sturdy, reliable M14..but I’ll settle for the M1A so as not to frighten the children. Thanks for the opportunity to speak my mind. Chris Brown

  2. m1arifles says:

    Thank you for your service! Great contribution.

    Have any old pics you can display here?

  3. parish says:

    http://www.budsgunshop.com therse guys have great prices !!good luck

  4. Oldbikefixr says:

    I also used an M-14 in the early 1971. I was USAF, and managed to get myself sent to Ft Polk for weapons training for two weeks (M60, M79 grenade launcher, .45, grenades and the M14…can you spell Heaven?). The Army was using all the M-16’s so our small group was issued M14’s. I guess the Army thought we were only borderline competent, so we were NOT allowed to do any maintenance on our rifles, just shoot and clean only.

    I became comfortable with the rifle during my first trips to the range. But I fell in love with it on the pop-up target range. This was a 50-350 yard range with human size sillouettes (darn French word) that popped up at random locations between those markers. After my second shot, the rear peep popped into the air and disappeared. I complained to the range sgt who made some innane comments about sloppy maintenance! I immediately switched to the ‘quick fire’ technique we were taught some days earlier where you basically move your left hand all the way forward and simply ‘point’ at the target. I qualified with 89 out of 100 hits. I still have the blister scars on my left hand from thumb-tip to finger-tip. I didn’t notice until after my session was over. Hurt like all get out for several days.
    Anyway, that sold me on the rifle.

    I currently own two M1A’s. I was re-bitten by the bug on a trip to Cabelas. They had several worn out looking Norinco models for sale. I jumped quickly, knowing that if I thought about the cost too much, I would let the feeling pass. My first was a Springfield NM which I bought when told my Fulton M1A would take at least 6 months. Both rifles are identically equipped with Bassett short standard scope mounts and Nikon Prostaff scopes.

    Both rifles are great but the Fulton’s fit is tighter all around and shoots a bit tighter group. I fire standing, using a web-sling at 100 yards (that’s the limit at my local ranges) and Hornaday match ammo. After around 300 rounds each, my average group with the Springfield is 4″, the Fulton shoots 3″. Both are plenty accurate for hunting.

    The sounds and smells are wonderful!

  5. Gene says:

    I believe your lowest M1a prices will be found at “Buds Gun Shop”, at least that was my experiance.

  6. Scott in Atlanta says:

    I just ordered my M1A Loaded Walnut Stock with Stainless Barrel from Lewis Arms in Bow, NH. Searched high and low, and Lewis beat everyone. An added bonus is that NH has no sales tax to pass on to the consumer. Paid $1610, including shipping. Have to pay an additional $30 to the FFL dealer who’s accepting the delivery for me, so I came out smelling pretty good.


  7. Phil says:

    I’ve just ordered an M1A Std. Loaded. SS. from Buds. Anyone tell me how many decades I may have to wait?….it was $400 less than Impact…but I have to wait….gr-r-r-r-r

  8. Bruce Wriight says:

    Did you call Lewis Arms for Your M1A? I tried three times and called the guy there, same one says they don’t do over the phone orders, I must be there in person. Kind of hard since I’m a disable Vet, and no one kicking my door down to drive me there.

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