M14 M1A USGI wood stock in birch, Springfield Armory manufactured - SA
(the original one, not the commercial company that makes the M1A) was
the US government armory that developed the M14 and produced the first
issued M14s. They had the lowest production of any manufacturer of the
rifle and ended production the earliest of any manufacturer under the
M14 program. The production of the M14, coming after the M1 Garand,
depleted the stock of walnut lumber in the United States. Rifle stock
production shifted to birch at about the same time that Springfield
Armory was reaching the end of their production run. So the short
overlap makes the SA birch stock quite rare. I did a pretty complete
sort of my supply of stocks in the summer of 2023, and when these go out
of stock we're done.
Excellent - looks like a well maintained, issued
stock. Dings, wear and scratches are light, finish is in good shape.
Metal shows some wear, but not excessive. This is the grade you won't
feel embarrassed to put on a newer rifle. Plan on wiping it down with
some mineral spirits and think about putting on a coat of tung oil. If
you're a stock refinisher, the process will be a lot faster than with a
VG/VG+ as the dings and scratches will be fewer and shallower. Straight
(not fancy) grain.
These stocks all have proof and inspection stamps.