Springfield Armory M1A .308 Winchester from the collection of Robert K. Brown. Presented by the owners of Springfield Armory to RKB, serial number RKB007 (RKB’s unique 007 serial number) bears the inscription “A gift to Robert K. Brown from the Reese boys” on receiver left. Features include a 22-inch barrel (25 inches with flash hider), bayonet lug, adjustable aperture rear sight, laminated walnut stock and articulating butt plate with trap door. CONDITION: New and unfired with minor handling and storage rubs. INCLUSIONS: Two magazines. No box or papers. LT. COL. ROBERT K. BROWN, USAR (Ret.) has lived a life of incredible adventure. He served as a Green Beret in Vietnam, trained troops from other countries and fought communists alongside them in hotspots around the globe, and has diligently defended the Second Amendment via his long-held seat on the NRA Board of Directors. Brown’s publishing career began when he founded Panther Publications, which later merged into Paladin Press. In 1974, RKB sold his portion of Paladin Press and shortly thereafter founded Soldier of Fortune Magazine. Always willing to use the platforms he created in support of what he believes without the slightest regard for the fallout sure to follow, Brown has been praised and damned in equal parts by those dumbstruck that such a person or personality actually exists. Now 87, RKB has elected to part with a number of his special firearms and memorabilia accumulated over the years. The purchaser of each item will receive a personalized letter from RKB discussing its known history.
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