Recently, I have been on a quest to build a GI look M1A. After some trials, I finally got her mostly together yesterday.
Some compromises because of parts I had on hand.
NM reamed flash hider
unitized gas cylinder
NM type spring guide and Sadlak piston.
She's wearing vented handguard and lock-bars right now....ok it's because I think they look good.
She still needs stock work and I have to mount the fake selector I have.
Her sister is in the background. An older SA I recently picked up off the boards.