Mine is a 1994 Standard Model I bought used in 2006. The only new ones available in the one local gun shop that carried them were Loaded and National Match, neither of which I wanted. They said they could order one but could not give me a delivery date.
So, when I found the very gently used one, I jumped on it. Comparing part numbers against the list on Different's website, most of mine are USGI.
Why a Standard Model? I wanted one as close as possible to the M14's that were issued to me by the Army.
The only accessories I have added are a USGI Vietnam era web sling (OD Green, of course) and an M6 bayonet. Through Charlies Surplus I obtained some proper 2 magazine pouches for my pistol belt, instead of having to cut the dividers out of GI M16 pouches made to hold three 30 rounders.
I am very satisfied.
"There is nothing so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." Winston Churchill
Member: VFW, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Society of the 5th Infantry Division.