'M1A' is a registered Springfield trademark.....their marketing guys got there first, I guess.Just thought I would show my winter camo. Just some acrylic put on with a airbrush. Also, are all smith receivers stamped as M-14 or is it only Springfield that is stamped M1A?
I've been told by a guy with a HUGE gun collection that another company out of Texas made the first "M1A" rifles (IOW semi-auto M14s), then sold the idea to SAI. Don't know if that first company came up with the name though.Didn't they create the designation "M1A" which is why they got there first?
I don't know how many but mine is also a 0025XX... marked 'M14'.Thanks, I have a summer camo stock, USGI wood, and a match heavy wood stock also. I have a brown USGI that I haven't decided on a paint scheme for yet. Anybody know how many Forged Smith receivers were made?