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Old 07-11-2012, 04:33 AM
Magna's 85-86 Magna's 85-86 is online now
 
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Fell sorry for the owner of this gun because apparently the gun smith is an idiot. How do you mistake a $1400 gun for $36k one?

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:40 AM
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i had one sa converted to f/a years ago.at most that is a 15k gun
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:51 AM
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Never heard of SA offering that service and how you do it legally? I'd rather have the real deal. Its still a $1400 gun that was modified if truely FA not even worth half the price. Maybe I'm wrong
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:15 AM
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Perhaps it was done pre '86, when it was legal, and cheap.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:24 AM
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The description says it left the factory as select fire. You should be able to call customer service and confirm. A similar one that I saw locally sold for about $8500 a couple years ago.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:49 AM
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Ok, even if its a legal conversion, I dropped $10K on buying it and did all the paperwork/stamp/etc., there is still one question... how do you pay to FEED it?????
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:22 AM
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Ok, even if its a legal conversion, I dropped $10K on buying it and did all the paperwork/stamp/etc., there is still one question... how do you pay to FEED it?????
A reloading press.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:28 AM
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It is not a conversion, it left the factory that way. SAI does not offer that service to convert. They made a few in full auto and sold them before the ban on machineguns occurred. Before 1986, it was perfectly legal to manufacture and sell full auto weapons, if they had an NFA (national firearms act) tax stamp. I found a new one in the box, unfired, a few months back. It cost $15,000.00 to get it sent to south Mississippi, plus $200.00 for the tax stamp, plus $62.00 shipping, including all the insurance needed to cover the possible loss or damage of it. It is very rare to find one unfired and in the original box. It could easily be sold for twice what it cost, right now. As a matter of fact, I have had three inquiries offering $30,000.00 for it. The guys asking are collectors and would never fire it anyway...what a waste. I sold it to my buddy Doc anyway. He gonna shoot the crap out of it, as it should be. He's got the money to feed it proper, mine all goes to feed horses, so I sold em all, so I could feed my rifles.

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Old 07-11-2012, 12:11 PM
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The description says it left the factory as select fire. You should be able to call customer service and confirm. A similar one that I saw locally sold for about $8500 a couple years ago.
Clarification to what I posted above:

The one that I was referring to that sold on gunbroker for $8500, was a conversion of an SA, Inc. M1A by Pearl Mfg. of Grants NM.

If you are ever in doubt about the original factory configuration of any M1A, just call Springfiled customer service and get the direct scoop from them.

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