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 Pre-ban serial numbers for Eagle Arms and Armalite AR10
dropd57  [Member]
7/31/2008 8:30:29 PM
Is there a listing available on the web to verify production dates based on serial number?

Thanks
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LARRYG  [Team Member]
7/31/2008 11:25:51 PM
There were no preban AR10s of the modern incarnation. The only preban AR10s are the ones made back in the '60s by ArmaLite and several countries under license. Those would be very pricey if you can find them. They would also be NFA items as they were capable of full auto.

They used to have a serial number search for the 5.56 rifles, but now you have to call and have them do it for a fee.

It also gets a lot trickier than just the serial number. I might have left the factory as a complete rifle. If so, no problem, but at least under the Federal ban, there was a big ruckus about having to show that it was assembled into a complete rifle before the ban if it left the factory as just a lower.

Generally speaking, any Coal Valley, Il Eagle Arms was a preban, but again it goes back to showing that it was assembled as a complete rifle, either by the factory or an individual, before the ban went into effect.
Got_Guns  [Team Member]
8/1/2008 5:43:12 PM
I thought that there might be a handful of preban KAC SR-25s out there.

is that true?


Originally Posted By LARRYG:
There were no preban AR10s of the modern incarnation. The only preban AR10s are the ones made back in the '60s by ArmaLite and several countries under license. Those would be very pricey if you can find them. They would also be NFA items as they were capable of full auto.

They used to have a serial number search for the 5.56 rifles, but now you have to call and have them do it for a fee.

It also gets a lot trickier than just the serial number. I might have left the factory as a complete rifle. If so, no problem, but at least under the Federal ban, there was a big ruckus about having to show that it was assembled into a complete rifle before the ban if it left the factory as just a lower.

Generally speaking, any Coal Valley, Il Eagle Arms was a preban, but again it goes back to showing that it was assembled as a complete rifle, either by the factory or an individual, before the ban went into effect.
LARRYG  [Team Member]
8/1/2008 7:03:38 PM

Originally Posted By Got_Guns:
I thought that there might be a handful of preban KAC SR-25s out there.

is that true?


Originally Posted By LARRYG:
There were no preban AR10s of the modern incarnation. The only preban AR10s are the ones made back in the '60s by ArmaLite and several countries under license. Those would be very pricey if you can find them. They would also be NFA items as they were capable of full auto.

They used to have a serial number search for the 5.56 rifles, but now you have to call and have them do it for a fee.

It also gets a lot trickier than just the serial number. I might have left the factory as a complete rifle. If so, no problem, but at least under the Federal ban, there was a big ruckus about having to show that it was assembled into a complete rifle before the ban if it left the factory as just a lower.

Generally speaking, any Coal Valley, Il Eagle Arms was a preban, but again it goes back to showing that it was assembled as a complete rifle, either by the factory or an individual, before the ban went into effect.


Those aren't AR10s, which is what he asked about. He even specified "ArmaLite".
Got_Guns  [Team Member]
8/1/2008 8:59:18 PM
Your right, reading is fundamental.


To the OP, a KAC may be your best option if you gots the money and can locate one.

The last one I saw was about $6k i think.
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