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.
Very Good Plus - looks moderately
used. Will have multiple small dings and scratches, finish is OK to rough.
May have a minor arsenal or manufacturer's repair. Metal is used
(worn). No unrepaired cracks. These are the stocks that are just short of excellent. In my
opinion, as a stock refinisher, the dings and scratches are fixable with
patience, steaming and light sanding. This is the price point that
makes a prime refinishing stock.
You may select by manufacturer, or get a stock with some tiger grain as an option. All of these stocks have inspection and proof stamps.
Comes with a complete metal kit attached. The butt plate is in used
(good to very good) condition. There is an upgrade option available for
a an excellent condition butt plate.