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Posted: 9/6/2001 3:50:38 PM EDT
I saw an ad in SGN for a C.I.A. AR-15 20" rifle. Ipresume that this is a Centruy Arms gun, but I dunno. Are they a POS, or are they super neato? Anybody seen one up close?
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 3:56:16 PM EDT
They are from Century and I have never seen one. However, if I were making a bet, I say the finish is very shoddy, the lowers are slightly out of spec, and every third gun won't work properly. Like I said, I have no personal experience. These are just rash generalizations based on Century's other products.
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 4:00:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 4:12:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2001 4:12:15 PM EDT by USNJoe]
Check the serial numbers, if they fall in this range then the lowers were made by Oly. CIA0001 - CIA3402 10/28/1996 - 07/14/1997 [url]http://www.olyarms.com/serialnumbers.html[/url] Here is what Oly has to say about CIA AR15's: These receivers were made under contract with Century International Arms. These are NOT factory Oly firearms & ARE post ban guns. OLY NOTE ON CIA GUNS: Century International Arms & the "CIA" brand Centurion 15 Rifles A version of the AR-15 named the "Centurion-15" was produced by Century International Arms in 1996, and 1997. The lower receivers uses on the rifles were manufactured by Olympic Arms under contract for CIA. However, the only parts used for the manufacture of these rifles that were actually manufactured by Olympic Arms are the receivers themselves, and the safety selectors (which in this case happen to be reversible). There is often much confusion over these receivers, as to whom is responsible for there proper function, as well as product liability. In every case, regardless of question, all responsibilities with regards to product liability is the sole responsibility of Century International Arms. [url]http://www.olyarms.com/cia.html[/url]
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