So for a couple of months now I have been saving up to purchase a new Springfield M1A, and I've been under the impression that these are very available and not hard to find at all. Recently I visited a local gun store and asked if they had anything or if they would be able to order it (much easier than getting it online or from a big box store like cabelas, etc) and they had explained to me that it's out of stock and would take quite some time to receive, the last new M1A that they had come in was for a customer and the wait time was close to 10 months. Does this sound unreal or realistic? I know there are plenty of used ones around at gun shows, etc, and I've seen a handful of new ones at gun shows as well but are these just "new old stock" rifles?
Any sort of speculation would be helpful, thanks guys.