The M1A is among the oldest breed of firearms still in use by shooters today, which also means that M1A requires a bit of old-fashioned field stripping for.
Pretty cool pictorial instruction on how to field-strip the M-14/M1A. Just in case you need it. Click the Pic. Don't say I never gave you anything.
I read somewhere that the more expensive models are glass bedded and that accuracy suffers if you field strip them often. Something about.