Fairfax, Virginia – Collectors of historic firearms have the opportunity to bid on an exquisite, one-of-a kind Springfield M1A Rifle, a priceless addition to any collection. The rifle’s stock boasts carved replicas of the Camp Perry 100th Anniversary logo and the NRA Competitive Shooting Sports logo. National Rifle Association and the Springfield Armory, which donated the rifle, have their logos engraved on the action-rod assembly. All proceeds benefit the National Rifle and Pistol Championships at Camp Perry, Ohio.
Bid online at http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=97502824 through May 18, 2008, which is the conclusion of the 137th NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville,KY. The rifle will be on display at the GunBroker.com booth #1259 in the Exhibit Hall throughout the Annual Meeting, and bids can be placed in person at the booth as well as online.
“Springfield Armory’s generous donation of this unique piece is another outstanding example of their dedication to the enhancement of America’s shooting sports and the strength of their partnership with the NRA in support of Camp Perry, and the opportunities the National Matches provide to competitive shooters,” said NRA President John C. Sigler. “We are honored to have their support in this benefit auction.”
One of only one produced by the Springfield Armory, the rifle’s receiver and barrel along with much of its metal is heat-treated with a stainless-polished finish. Bidding begins at $500 with bid increments of $25.