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Posted: 5/17/2002 3:49:43 AM EDT
Can somebody tell me why an AR15 by EA seems to have a higher price than other clones, such as Olympic Arms?  I saw an EA lower only listed at $600 recently.  What gives?
Thanks,
capsbond
Link Posted: 5/17/2002 4:38:28 AM EDT
[#1]
define EA.......!

Eagle Arms
or
Essential Arms.....?????
Link Posted: 5/17/2002 5:05:48 AM EDT
[#2]
Pre-ban vs. Post ban?

Model designation on the gun?

That can all contribute to the price.  You might have even run into a case of "I know THIS lower is worth $600 right now, even though I only paid $150 for it a year ago".

AFARR
Link Posted: 5/17/2002 1:54:38 PM EDT
[#3]
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 5:30:42 AM EDT
[#4]

Quoted:
The Essential Arms will be marked:

E.A. Co. J-15

-Troy



The Essential Arms rifle that i'm lusting after is marked...

EA CO
KR SPR LA
CAL .223 - 5.56
MODEL J-15
03XXXX

-hanko
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 9:55:51 AM EDT
[#5]
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 12:46:10 PM EDT
[#6]

one other side note, IF all the letters & numbers line up perfectly it was cast by Ruger.......

if a slight misalignment of letters & numbers, it was cast at a foundry in Texas......
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 12:51:24 PM EDT
[#7]
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 1:57:07 PM EDT
[#8]

Quoted:

one other side note, IF all the letters & numbers line up perfectly it was cast by Ruger.......

if a slight misalignment of letters & numbers, it was cast at a foundry in Texas......



Slight misalignment...guy who stamped them had more than 2 beers :).  Black as ace of spades...definitely from TX.  Seller has statement on gunshop letterhead that rifle was sold complete before the ban.  He's done his homework.  

-hanko
Link Posted: 5/20/2002 5:02:50 AM EDT
[#9]
I asked a question and then dropped out of sight for a few days, sorry about that.

The EA question is about a AR15 shorty with a lower marked "E. A. CO.,KR. SPR. LA.,CAL.223-5.56, MOD:J-15, EA 044XXX"

All the lettering seems to line up perfectly.  Is this a really desirable weapon?  Any idea of value on a 95% like new specimen?  Collapsing stock, bayo lug, vertical foregrip, birdcage suppressor.

Thanks for the help

capsbond

Link Posted: 5/20/2002 5:11:04 AM EDT
[#10]
capsbond,

the value of your EA shorty will run between $900 & $1,200......

in my opinion it is very desireable, i have one, (lower) but all the other hardware in the animal is mostly unknown, the bolt carrier is Colt, it has a small "c" stamped on the side, no stamping on the barrel or other parts.....




Link Posted: 5/21/2002 4:12:04 AM EDT
[#11]
Thanks for the input.  As I understand it, what makes the EA desirable then, is that they are all pre-ban (if documented assembly) and that this particular rifle lower was cast by Ruger?

I see new Olympic Arms selling for less, are they of less quality or is it about he post ban-pre ban issue?

Sorry for all the questions, I have always just shot these things without that much research on the finer points........

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