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Posted: 10/17/2008 11:17:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 11:20:10 AM EST by Model_One]
I never cease to be amazed at what people will do. I found this on Gunbroker (auction here).
This numbskull has an original Portuguese AR-10, but he apparently wasn't satisfied at having a rare collectible. No, it really needed to be refinished and its hardware painted tacti-cool black. And of course, no tactical package is complete without the M-60 bipod.


On the plus side, he has an original bayonet and a custom scope mount.



Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:21:22 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:22:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:23:34 AM EST
I talk about this all the time. Never sinks in.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:25:01 AM EST
The scope has KILLRAD!
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:27:00 AM EST
This piece of shit ain't much better:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=113350755
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:27:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:33:57 AM EST
WTF was he thinking.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:43:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:48:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 11:56:06 AM EST by TexSquirrel]

Originally Posted By scottryan:
This piece of shit ain't much better:

Sure it is...everything there is easily reversible.
Original AR10s are rare.

Of course the ad says, "Yes you would have refinished it too[sic] if you would have seen what it looked like originally."
Perhaps the refinish is reversible too.

Heck, I've done some stupid stuff myself, but most of it was reversible.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:23:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 12:24:16 PM EST by postino]
I saw this one and thought it'd be perfect for a build...until I saw the BIN...

www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=112918400

Current Bid - $600.00, Reserve Not Met Started at $500.00, Buy It Now for $2,450.00

With that high a BIN, the reserve can't be far behind...
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 12:32:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By postino:
I saw this one and thought it'd be perfect for a build...until I saw the BIN...

www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=112918400

Current Bid - $600.00, Reserve Not Met Started at $500.00, Buy It Now for $2,450.00

With that high a BIN, the reserve can't be far behind...


That's still not bad, you'd be lucky to get a complete one for $3K.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 2:09:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By VAAR:
That's still not bad, you'd be lucky to get a complete one for $3K.


That's 4 1/4 times too much, IMHO...
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:40:33 PM EST
That's why I prefer the SP-1 and don't hang a lot of crap on my AR's.

That finish is a real shame.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 3:52:17 PM EST
I looked again at the SP1 with the 37mm launcher.
What's with the green trigger?
Also I looked at the price.

Even with all the stuff on it it isn't worth the opening price, much less the BIN!
If it were reasonably priced I'd buy it and rebuild it, but I couldn't sell the crap on it and get near enough to make it worth it.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 4:01:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By postino:

Originally Posted By VAAR:
That's still not bad, you'd be lucky to get a complete one for $3K.


That's 4 1/4 times too much, IMHO...


I don't disagree with that, I'm just sayin' I've been looking for one I could afford for a few years, and I've only seen one for less than $3K in the past three years, and that one went for $2999. Guess that's why I'll probably never get to own one.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 7:00:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 7:01:57 PM EST by rlc]
he has a A1 upper also listed as an A2.



ETA, I'm guessing the rapidex confused him?
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 7:46:55 PM EST
I'm not defending his douchebaggery but it is a parts kit built up on an after market lower.

It's not an original...but he did fuck up a nice parts kit.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:50:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By weptek911:
I'm not defending his douchebaggery but it is a parts kit built up on an after market lower.




This post diminishes the main point in the thread.

This gun would be worth about $5K in original condition.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:51:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexSquirrel:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
This piece of shit ain't much better:

Sure it is...everything there is easily reversible.
Original AR10s are rare.




While your point is valid, I was trying to show this persons taste for shit accessories and outrageous prices.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 4:28:21 AM EST

...original Armalite AR-10 Portuguese, Nato or also known as the Transitional model. All the parts except for the lower receiver are genuine Armalite circa 1950's. The lower was made by CKA ARMS...


The Portuguese AR10 parts I've bought/examined were all Metric...I don't know this CKA Arms; do they offer a Metric receiver??? Or maybe they ran a one-off for this build???
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 4:54:09 AM EST
I'd have put rails and an ACOG on that.

Link Posted: 10/18/2008 5:05:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By scottryan:

Originally Posted By TexSquirrel:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
This piece of shit ain't much better:

Sure it is...everything there is easily reversible.
Original AR10s are rare.


While your point is valid, I was trying to show this persons taste for shit accessories and outrageous prices.


Come on, it's Tacticool!
With it a Mall Ninja can be ready for anything.
I bet it would lose some crap if he had to carry it very far.

I thought the M203 was cool until I was graced with the privilege of carrying one on a 20" A2.
And shooting the rifle wasn't much fun either.
I'll leave the M203 to the young kids.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 8:47:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By postino:

...original Armalite AR-10 Portuguese, Nato or also known as the Transitional model. All the parts except for the lower receiver are genuine Armalite circa 1950's. The lower was made by CKA ARMS...


The Portuguese AR10 parts I've bought/examined were all Metric...I don't know this CKA Arms; do they offer a Metric receiver??? Or maybe they ran a one-off for this build???


CKA, Central Kentuky Arms made about 250 lowers for Portuguese kits. They were made of 4140 steel. They were also marked AR-10. At least that is what is says in Pikula's book.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 9:02:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By jtb0311:
I'd have put rails and an ACOG on that.

Link Posted: 10/18/2008 12:40:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 3:06:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By coctailer:
I have a 1965 GTO with 17,000 original miles on it. Always garaged.

I'm thinking of jacking up the back end and having flames painted on it.

Where can I go to get a sunroof installed?


Don't forget to put hydro's on it and triple gold Daytons
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 3:22:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By frankieb:

Originally Posted By coctailer:
I have a 1965 GTO with 17,000 original miles on it. Always garaged.

I'm thinking of jacking up the back end and having flames painted on it.

Where can I go to get a sunroof installed?


Don't forget to put hydro's on it and triple gold Daytons


And a bigass blower and chrome lakespipes
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 4:14:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By coctailer:
I have a 1965 GTO with 17,000 original miles on it. Always garaged.

I'm thinking of jacking up the back end and having flames painted on it.

Where can I go to get a sunroof installed?


Some would disagree with your choice but it is your car.

Meaning you have every right to do with it as you wish.

Have at it.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 5:44:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2008 5:44:36 PM EST by AR-10er]

Originally Posted By Ekie:

CKA, Central Kentuky Arms made about 250 lowers for Portuguese kits. They were made of 4140 steel. They were also marked AR-10. At least that is what is says in Pikula's book.


Most of the CKA receivers were built for the Portuguese kits. I have two AR-10's buit on CKA receivers. One is Portuguese. The other is Sudanese. The Portuguese rifle has a serial number which matches the serial number on the upper receiver. Sudanese rifles did not have the serial number on the upper and therefore CKA Sudanese receivers are sequentially numbered. Mine is #002X. From this, one would gather that they must have also made at least a few dozen Sudanese receivers.
Link Posted: 10/19/2008 1:18:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By UtahShotgunner:

Originally Posted By coctailer:
I have a 1965 GTO with 17,000 original miles on it. Always garaged.

I'm thinking of jacking up the back end and having flames painted on it.

Where can I go to get a sunroof installed?


Some would disagree with your choice but it is your car.

Meaning you have every right to do with it as you wish.

Have at it.

Aw you're no fun.......

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