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Springfield Armory M1A Underlever Pellet Rifle, Wood Stock

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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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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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  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    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!

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    This is a beautiful piece. The stock fit and finish are great. The butt plate although nonfunctional looks and fits as the original. Weight and balance are as I recall the one I carried.

    Things I would have changed:

    The fore portion of the stock could be slimmer. I would like a simple dummy magazine to add to realism of appearance. It would never have to be 20 round length maybe 10. It should be removable with the release cast as part of the magazine to keep cost and weight down.

    What others should know:

    If you want an accurate powerful shooter that will take a scope and replicate a piece of military and firearms history, this is for you.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Graftmanship.

    Things I would have changed:

    But stock to be like the actual M14A1

    What others should know:

    Very accurate and buy the scope mount when making the purchase.

  • 2.0 2.0

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    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I liked the feel and authentic nature of the rifle. The iron sights are very nice.

    Things I would have changed:

    Seized up after 50 shots, could not release anti bear trap lever and the cocking slide locked in place. Returned as defective 2 weeks later.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The weight, realistic feel, quality build

    Things I would have changed:

    Make the flash hider a more realistic size and either add a dummy magazine, or turn it into a Garand replica. Maybe offer it in .25, change to a gas spring

    What others should know:

    Get the .22 caliber, it's a real thumper. I've shot 5 raccoons with it all one shot instant kills!

  • 5.0 5.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Absolutely everything about this rifle is likeable. Plenty accurate, good military like trigger, nice wood and probably the best $200 I've spent in a LONG time

    Things I would have changed:

    I wish there was a better rear sight set up. Stock works but a bit gimpy and seems fragile.

    What others should know:

    Get you one, you'll be happy.

  • 4.0 4.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I have three. One is for parts. I had a scope on one and took it off so I wasted a little on mounts. I have been shooting them across the house keeping busy throughout the winter. It has been fun. I like the 22. I can load a pellet with my big clumsy fingers.

    Things I would have changed:

    The plastic is fragile and Diana will not ship parts. Rifle fell and all three pieces of the front sight broke off the front suppressor. I have had other problems but that is why I have a parts gun.

    What others should know:

    If you have fired this rifle plastic underneath the stock has broken. Do not remove the stock to see. Diana will void the warranty. I still enjoy this rifle. For the price I know that I will always have one. I am having a ton of fun with many of their products. Hopefully you are as well.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Just received this today, Haven't shot it yet, but it looks and feels solid. the flash hider seems a bit out of scale and the stock seems to be a little different from the M1-A, and much closer to my friend's Norinco M14. I like the details on this rifle and can't wait to shoot it. Also liked the military style flat finish on the stock, rather than the usual high gloss seen on most Chinese made air rifles

    Things I would have changed:

    Metal, not plastic sights, a more accurately sized flash hider, with bayonet lug, and a dummy magazine would make for a more realistic look and a magazine would provide a storage area for extra ammo. Also would be easy for Springfield Armory, to also make a Garand rifle.

    What others should know:

    I've heard of fast shipping, but ordered Friday morning and delivered Saturday morning, using regular delivery? This speaks volumes for Pyramyd Air customer service, Well done!

  • 4.0 4.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Feels like the real one and weight.

    Things I would have changed:

    Loading is hard for larger hands. Loose the fake bolt handle. Improve the rear sight. Improve the safety and it's material. Have an actual flip up butt plate to have a place for pellet storage.

    What others should know:

    Looks good but also looks to have cheap inner workings.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I already own a Springfield Armory M1A and I like that this gun looks and feels so much like it. Given the price of ammunition, the pellet rifle will allow me to put in a lot more range time at a very economical cost with a rifle with such similarity to the "real" thing. In fact, I purchased my M1A with the black synthetic stock and after receiving the pellet rifle decided to install a similar wood stock.

    Things I would have changed:

    Nothing that I can think of at this point. Small suggestion to improve the instruction manual to reflect that a small amount of tension of the cocking lever when returning to storage/firing position would make depressing the release tab a lot easier.

    What others should know:

    No

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I love this rifle! Its weight is just like the Garrand I used to have . The open sights are really well done and the rifle is incredibly accurate.

    Things I would have changed:

    I doubt highly that they will ever build in a faux magazine so I took mine to my local gunsmith with an old M1a magazine and he did a beautiful job of mounting it to the stock - I've posted 4 images of the rifle and they are under review right now.

    What others should know:

    This is one hell of a rifle for 200.00. I plan on buying the 177 version and modify it as well.

  • 2.0 2.0

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    3.0 3.0

    Things I liked:

    Looks great in picture

    Things I would have changed:

    weight, sights, the plastic workings. power

    What others should know:

    if you want to punch paper with the lightest pellets offered this is for you, other than that just a wall hanging.as far as pest control more humane if you threw a stone.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The weight and feel. Unexpected good accuracy for a $200 pellet gun.

    Things I would have changed:

    I would add sling mounts. I added a little shine, depth and color to stock by rubbing it down with Kiwi black and brown shoe polish.

    What others should know:

    Use the cocking lever as intended using the bear trap release. Do not force the lever back in place.

  • 5.0 5.0

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    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Incredible steal for $200. Love the open sights.

    Things I would have changed:

    Should have use metal for the breech covering instead of plastic. It works though.

    What others should know:

    Got the .22 cal, and Im damn sure getting the .177.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    4.0 4.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The look and feel of the rifle is just what I remember from shooting an M14 in basic training in 1967. Very accurate and has good power in .22cal. The cocking lever extension makes it much easier to cock the rifle....still takes a pretty good effort.

    Things I would have changed:

    Peep sight is hard to use with my old eyes. Even with the sight all the way down the rifle still shoots a little high at 20 yards.

    What others should know:

    I put a 4x32 scope on mine to see the target better.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Got this on 12/02/2020 Really like the look and feel ! Shoots great ! My eyes are not what they use to be so I add a scope !

    Things I would have changed:

    I wish the top piece was steel and not plastic.

    What others should know:

    Get this little gun and have a ball with it

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Excellent rifle. Authentic and proper weight. Mine is .22. 18 ft lbs ME. Groups 1/2" at 10m with iron sights which rates it with my USAF Crosman 160, my Benjamin 312 and Sheridan. At 40 yds offhand, I can hit 8"x3", swinging bowling pic consistently. Single stage trigger is light and smooth, like Crosman 160, but no Rekord. Best pellet is JSB Jumbo Exact Dome followed by Superdome and Crosman Premier. Pellet friendly. Manual tells you to hold cocking lever while loading(I learned this the hard way with a Chinese gun 25 yrs ago). Has a lock to hold cocking lever while loading. Zeroed quickly despite plastic sights. Smooth and gentle firing cycle. Great plinker or trainer. Would make good hunter.

    Things I would have changed:

    Peep sight diopter too small. Easily remedied with 3/16" rattail jeweler file. Elevation adjustment is plastic and very sloppy, but at full bottom is 10m zero. Windage is crisp and quick. Overall length seems too long. Its longer than my real US M1 rifle. Flash suppressor seems too fat. Would like floor plate or fake magazine on bottom. My safety goes on by itself after shot is fired. Direction arrows on sight dials would be nice. Fore end is too fat, but this might be necessary to hide cocking lever. Authentic sling swivels would be nice but front swivel is impossible on underlever springer.

    What others should know:

    At 10m bench rest best pellet is JSB Exact Jumbo Dome shooting 1/2", 5 shot group. MV is about 750 for 18 ft lbs ME. Superdome and Crosman Premier domes are tied for second place at 3/4". The H&N Field Target Trophy with copper plating fared poorly at 1" and rather inconsistent velocities. Nearly all of my .22's favor the JSB pellet.

  • 3.0 3.0

    3.0 3.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    The wood stock is nice

    Things I would have changed:

    I like to collect air gun replicas, so was a bit disappointed as it's not a super accurate replica of the M1A. The stock is not the correct shape, and the entire upper part of the gun is plastic, some having visible seam and poor fit. Would be nice to have all metal parts.

    What others should know:

    This gun is made in China

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    Brings back memories of the sixties when I was on active duty. Same feel of the M-14. This Marines first real rifle!

    Things I would have changed:

    It would be nice to have a magazine instead of just a single shot.

    What others should know:

    Excellent for a pump.

  • 5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    5.0 5.0

    Verified Purchase

    Things I liked:

    I get a "Quality feel" when handling this replica Pellet rifle. The back yard friendly noise level is a must where I am.

    Things I would have changed:

    I'd like a little easier way of loading the pellet.

    What others should know:

    There are two destinct Clicks you must hear when bringing the underlever down to cock the gun. If you don't hear the second click, you'll have difficulty releasing the "Bear trap" without de-cocking the gun. Accuracy for me is 3/4" group at 50 feet w/occasional flyer (w/no scope). (also not pellet-pickey; ..JSB's best...)

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