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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 8/6/2002 9:59:10 PM EST
I finally got a line on an 80% AR-10 upper and a parts kit to built a rifle.

Anybody have any experience with this firearm?

(Talking about the original 1959 version, not the new, current production one.)
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 2:56:36 AM EST
did you get a semi AR-10 lower ?? If so, which manufacturer ? Portuguese upper ??

Link Posted: 8/20/2002 2:17:47 PM EST
What does 80% mean...80% completed ?
Link Posted: 8/20/2002 2:21:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/20/2002 2:21:31 PM EST by Skammy]
Yes 80% completed , When a reciever is only 80% it is not considered a firearm so it doesn't have to go to a ffl...

Oh ya and pics!
Link Posted: 8/20/2002 4:23:46 PM EST
Must have been something I asked ??

At any rate this thread has gotten a good many reads and not much info is here.

ArmaLite designed the AR-10 back in the 1950's but licensed production to a company in Belgium, Artillerie-Inrichtingen (AI).

AI probably manufactured about 6000 AR-10's primarily for two countries - Sudan and Portugal.

Back in the late 1970's early '80's these rifles began to be phased out and a couple of importers began to bring uppers back into the U.S.. Some had the receivers burned in half while others were kits made-up primarily of uppers.

Americans being the entrepreneurs that we are starting buying these upper kits and manufacturing semi-auto receivers. There was a guy named John McGlothlin up in Ohio that started the semi manufacturing business, Speciality Arms and bought receivers manufactured by a company called 'TELCO' - also in Ohio. Several other manufacturers bought AR-10 upper kits and manufactured semi-auto lowers - Central Kentucky Arms, Ky., H&H Enterprises, Cal., and Sendra, Il., were the primary players.

Anyway, that's why I asked the thread poster which lower he had.

These semi-auto rifles are pretty collectable and bring somewhere around $2500-$2800 for a good one. The one I own has a TELCO lower and is labeled "XM-10".

(This is the very short version with lots of room for omissions - and, of course, always room for errors.)
Link Posted: 8/26/2002 12:54:59 PM EST
i hope the price comes down on the ar10's, i really need one
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