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Posted: 11/24/2001 7:44:55 AM EDT
Is there a AR-15 shortage? If so what has caused it?, Are we going to see the prices go up like in pre Y2K???
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 7:56:03 AM EDT
No there isn't a shortage in the sense that you can't find them. I think a lot of serious shooters have gone to assembling their own and the backlog of orders at the manufacturer level reflects the heightened orders since 9-11.

I have so much interest in them locally that we have decided to do group buy-and-builds. I can get the parts a lot quicker than a whole gun and I have access to CNC machining to bore the receivers.

Link Posted: 11/24/2001 8:16:45 AM EDT
The local shops in central Massachusetts have lots of ARs for sale. Call up the Gun Room, Shrewsbury, MA, Village Gun Shop, Northborough, MA, A&G Guns, Lowell, MA, and Four Seasons, Woburn, MA- all these have lots of Bushys, ArmaLites, Colts, etc. for sale, and they'd prob. do an FFL to FFL transfer for you.
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 7:20:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2001 7:13:19 PM EDT by ammoeater]
Not at my house.
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 8:16:28 PM EDT
Shortage,HA I'll have you know I not only have enough firepower to take this place---I think I can hold it!!
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 8:57:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2001 9:19:26 PM EDT
I can say that a local pawn shop has a few. The only price I saw was on a Olympic PCR-4 (same rifle I bought recently for $600) at $979. I almost asked what they would give for mine, as I could just go back and get another :)

Link Posted: 11/24/2001 10:09:07 PM EDT
Last two gun shows I attended (Huntsville AL and Birmingham AL) I saw plenty of ARs - pre and post ban.

Prices however on some were outrageous. Preban for $1875 ? I'm sure it's a 'collectable' for some reason or another like maybe a NIB Colt.

Local gun shop (Larrys) has I think 3 preban AR15A1 with the triangle forestock and 3-prong birdcage. IIIRC - approx. $1400 each.
Link Posted: 11/25/2001 7:04:05 PM EDT
Just look at all the AR15 for sale on gunsamerica.com. Plenty for everyone including pre-bans.
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