i just got my first m1a today it is a springfield. it is in great condition the man i bought it from had never shot it. the serial # is 39xxx can anyone tell me when it may have been made i can't wait to start the learning process with her . this is my weapon there are many like it but this one is mine. i have wanted one of these for years my father used one in the airforce in the early 60's and has passed his love for this fine battle riffle on to me .