Date: 28/9/2022 3:25
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Springfield Armory M1A Reviews

Springfield Armory M1A Underlever Pellet Rifle, Wood Stock

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4.5 (76 reviews)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:

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By WILLIAM from USA on 2021-06-27 12:17:21

Things I liked:

This is a very big, very heavy rifle. That is not necessarily a bad thing, it contributes to bench rest accuracy but it would be a challenge to carry this thing while hunting. The wooden stock is one of the very best i have seen. It has no sling mounts. It is moderately difficult to cock the under lever, not necessary to be a weight lifter but not for weaklings. It is VERY accurate. The peep sights are effective but made of plastic, I hope they last over time. This air rifle REALLY comes into its own if the Air Venturi M1A/M14 scope mount is installed, it is rock solid and highly effective. Install a good quality 3 x 9 air gun scope and you will not be disappointed. Groups are TINY. Make sure you tighten down the action screws, they were loose when it was delivered.

Things I would have changed:

Action screws should have been good and tight from the factory but were loose when delivered. Rear peep sight is made of plastic, they work OK but I fear they will not last. Metal peep sights would have been better, but would have raised cost of the rifle. A version with a lighter tactical stock would be fantastic. I think the Air Venturi M1A/M14 scope mount is mandatory, I don't know if other versions of the M1A scope mount will fit, it looks like they may fit but i am not sure. I have the Air Venturi mount and it is fantastic. I would love sling swivels, but where to put them?

What others should know:

It took me several months of waiting after I ordered to get the Air Venturi M1A/M14 scope mount, they seem to be rare. I shoot this in my back yard, it is fairly quiet. It can easily be mistaken for an M1 or M14. Be careful and don't let people see you shoot it, they will think you are a sniper with an M1 Garand! I would not hesitate to recommend this spring air rifle. If you are a fan of the M1 Garand or M14 you will love it. For $200 (As of June 2021) it is well worth it. Get it!

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

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By Robert from USA on 2022-05-25 06:13:09

Things I liked:

realistic replica of M1a

Things I would have changed:

better quality control

What others should know:

First rifle received, rear sight came apart, exchanged for another which broke after seven shots (cocking lever release). Sent back for a refund. It's a risk you take when you buy anything made in China. To bad, as it could be a fun shooting rifle. Buy one, maybe you will get lucky. I would like to say Pryamyd Air is first rate in customer satisfaction and will always have my business.

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I had forgotten how much the M1A (actually M14) weighed. It's a monster! That said, I love it! It shoots great, fun to heft, very accurate right out of the box. My wife joined the military far into my career and she was stunned at how heavy the rifle is. , but it was, and we all complained. Now I just love it! I'm infested with rabbits - I'm gonna go Elmer Fud on them!

    Things I would have changed:

    1) It needs a box magazine added even if for looks only. I will buy one and add it to the stick, for looks only. 2) Use shooting gloves. The opening in the stock for the cocking lever feels uncomfortable when hefting the rifle. This is a minimal issue. I like cocking the gun versus using the little CO2 cylinders and I don't want a PCP rifle. 3) The stock is unfinished. I will rub it down with a few coats True-Oil - not a big deal.

    What others should know:

    1) Lovely, accurate "manly" weapon. However, if you're going to put a score on it, the scope mount costs more than the weapon. 2) Did I say this before? It's heavy, just like it should be.

  • 4.0 4.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Solid & well built. Shoots well, stout trigger just like the real deal.. Good value, thanks Pyramyd!

    Things I would have changed:

    Provision for dummy magazine, if a company is going to go as far as they did on this replica rifle, they should go all the way, 4 star for overall.

    What others should know:

    Good service and prompt delivery. Where's the M1A/M14 scope mount as an accessory Pyramyd? :o)

  • 5.0 5.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Looks the part, feels solid, shoots well.

    Things I would have changed:

    Would have been nice if it came with the picatinny mount that's M1A specific, or if it was sold here.

    What others should know:

    Looks like a duck, walks like a duck, weighs like one, fyi (heavy)

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The rifle is very true to the actual weight of the original M1a.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would try and put metal site post on the rifle to make it more durable.

    What others should know:

    The wood stock isn't anything to write home about. All I did was just brushed some linseed oil onto the stock with steel wool. It brought out the Finnish of the stock. It gave the wood a rich Finnish and smooth texture.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    It's great to find a military replica that's accurate, too. Out of the box it was hitting the 10 ring at 50 feet. Styling may not be 100% aligned with the actual gun, but it's close enough that there's no question this is intended to represent a battle rifle from that era. And it's fun to shoot. I wondered if the peep sight would be too challenging for my older eyes, but I was happily surprised that it's manageable.

    Things I would have changed:

    The lever was a little crunchy at first, but smoothed out. As most people have posted, the access to loading pellets is difficult for sausage fingers

    What others should know:

    The underlever takes a bit of muscle, but it's worth it for the zip it puts on the pellet. A good, cheap solution to the tight loading space is a pair of modelling tweezers. They work great, as long as you're not in a big hurry. Finally, although the gun is accurate and the peep sight is better than expected, there are far better options out there if you want/need a scope for precision shooting. It's a good-looking military replica with surprisingly good accuracy. Fun to shoot, too. Just make sure to use a rest, this sucker is heavy.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Heavy alright but it does what it's suppose to. Does look or feel like your average bb gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    Scope... I don't know if it'll take a scope if it doesn't that'll be great

    What others should know:

    It's heavy!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Its very faithful to the actual Springfield M1A rifle. Its also extremely accurate right out of the box. My first shot I hit within 2 inches of my aim point at roughly 100 feet. And that was in a standing position with absolutely no support.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing much I would change, but I did think that it might be cool to have a faux magazine that can be removed from the rifle where you could store extra pellets.

    What others should know:

    I watched some YouTube videos others had posted and they seemed to say that the rifle was relatively quiet. I thought it was way louder than any spring or gas pellet/BB gun I have ever fired. I would almost say its at least as loud as a .22 caliber rim fire rifle maybe even louder. Most 22 rifles I have fired didnt feel like they made my ears ring. This rifle does to a slight degree.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Excellent replica. Heavy weight. Shoots really accurate. Very well made. Thanks

    Things I would have changed:

    Make the proper scope mount available.

    What others should know:

    Good company & products. Fast shipping. Highly recommend. No problems. Thanks

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I love the weight and feel of this rifle. I was amazed that it is so accurate. Once I zeroed in my iron sights with my favorite pellet, I was putting pellets on target through the bullseye with each shot.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would have the safety reversed to operate like the real rifle.

    What others should know:

    This rifle looks great and is great for keeping up your marksmanship skills.

  • 3.0 3.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Looks great. Good weight. Rifle built well.

    Things I would have changed:

    The plastic rear sight is a bad design. It was so loose I could not get any grouping past 20 yards. I was going to shim it but decided to return it and buy a different underlever.

    What others should know:

    Customer service was very good and quickly handled the return at no cost to Mr. Can't wait for the Hatsan 135 to come in!

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Heavy weight. Looks great. Well made. Shoots fine. Thanks.

    Things I would have changed:

    Put a fake mag in it. Sling swivels. I will be installing those items on my rifle.

    What others should know:

    Super fast shipping. Great products & customer support. No problems. Highly recommend. Thanks.

  • 1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    1.0 1.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    realistic replica of M1a

    Things I would have changed:

    better quality control

    What others should know:

    First rifle received, rear sight came apart, exchanged for another which broke after seven shots (cocking lever release). Sent back for a refund. It's a risk you take when you buy anything made in China. To bad, as it could be a fun shooting rifle. Buy one, maybe you will get lucky. I would like to say Pryamyd Air is first rate in customer satisfaction and will always have my business.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    everything

    Things I would have changed:

    would like to see it in gas piston or pcp, what about doing a m1 garand?

    What others should know:

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  • 2.0 2.0

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    Things I liked:

    I was seriously looking at this rifle to add to my collection...but I'm having second thoughts. Overall, I liked the authentic appearance and wood stock. My concern is the plastic inner workings of it holding up to years of use.

    Things I would have changed:

    Obviously upgrade the parts that are starting to cause problems being reported by current owners. I would definitely purchase this rifle if upgrades were performed in it's weak points. Ditch the plastic sights too.

    What others should know:

    I would hope the manufacturer is listening to consumers. By redesigning the weak points this rifle could become a true classic.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Good heavy rifle. Adult size. Its not a speed shooting rifle but accurate in the 177 I have. Reasonably easy to cock. I would buy again if I wanted another springer.

    Things I would have changed:

    Would like to see it made in a nitro piston. Metal sights would be improvement.

    What others should know:

    Not kid size. Shoots hard and accurate for me with right pellets. I use gamo rockets. Careful with the sights

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Feel and weight spot on!

    Things I would have changed:

    The flash suppressor is too large compared to the real deal.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    A really outstanding value. Excellent fit and finish. A nearly exact copy of the original M1A. Excellent accuracy with a 5 shot group of under a half inch at thirty feet without a rest. Sights are just like my original M1A with good response to adjustment and a good feel. Cocking effort is reasonable even for an old guy with bad shoulders. It has a surprisingly good trigger which adds to the fun of shooting it.

    Things I would have changed:

    It does everything that a gun in this price range should do with room to spare. Wouldn't change anything.

    What others should know:

    I applied three coats of Tung Oil Finish to the stock, which took a total of thirty minutes, and really improved its appearance.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Things I liked:

    Looks like my M1A, powerful, feels great.

    Things I would have changed:

    Was thinking of putting a scope on it but loading would be a challenge.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Good hefty plinking rifle with a great look.

    Things I would have changed:

    Not easy finding an affordable scope mount, as it takes a specific one.

  • 5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Real wood stock, realistic look of the original M14

    Things I would have changed:

    Add a magazine clip to somewhat complete the look

    What others should know:

    Good quality

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