The Springfield Armory M1A is a civilian version of the "M14 Marksman Rifle" designed and manufactured by Springfield Armory, Inc. in 1974. The term "M1A" is a proprietary title for Springfield Armory's M14-pattern rifle. Early M1A rifles were built with surplus G.I. parts until Springfield Armory, Inc. began manufacturing their own.
This rifle's purpose was developed to take the place of four different weapons systems.
- Classic M1A
- SOCOM M1A
- First Wave M1A
- Prior to 1.4, the M1A was the most favorable Marksman Rifle due to its favorable damage and handling.
- In 1.4, damage has been lowered, and benefits made by stability mods has been reduced, placing it in line with other Marksman Rifles.
- The First Wave variant is an M1A equipped with the JAE-100 Precision Rifle Stock and shortened barrel.