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Posted: 4/6/2001 9:27:15 AM EST
Would someone please tell me where I would be able to look up serial #'s to verify pre-ban AR's...... I appreciate the info, Dudley
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 10:07:57 AM EST
If I'm not mistaken, all of that information along with a lot of other good stuf used to be on the front page of the old site. I can't seem to find it at the moment. [:\]
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 10:10:51 AM EST
call colt direct ,give them your serial number.
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 10:17:29 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 10:24:04 AM EST
Princeton, That is some great information to have. I should book mark that. Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 10:34:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 10:50:02 AM EST
American Spirit Arms (Formerly "Sun Valley Traders") ALL lowers are Post-Ban. Began introduction of lowers and rifles in mid/late 1998. Noted as having good fit & finish. Also, reported to be manufactured by Lewis Machine & Tool. Armalite/Eagle 800-336-0184 Slightly over S/N 30,000 was the Pre-Ban cut-off, call to verify.* (Some Eagle lowers below the 30,000 range were determined to be POST ban by BATF - call to verify) Armalite sells Eagle lowers, but sells factory complete rifles with Armalite lowers. Bohica Made stainless steel lowers, rumored to have also made AR-15 pistols. Lower marked M16-SA. This is NOT verifiable info as it came from the Internet. Out of Business. Bushmaster 800-998-SWAT Below L051000 - Assembled Pre-Ban Rifles and some pre-94 lowers.** L051001-L063000 - Mixed Pre-Ban Assembled Rifles and Pre-Sept 94 Lowers (Call to verify) L063001 and Up - Post-Ban Century Arms Lower marked CIA. All are Post-Ban. Made with Olympic Arms Receivers under contract. Colt 800-962-COLT CC001616 and Below - Pre-Ban CH019500 and Below - Pre-Ban GC018500 and Below - Pre-Ban LH011326 and Below - Pre-Ban MH086020 and Below - Pre-Ban NL004800 and Below - Pre-Ban SL027246 and Below - Pre-Ban SP360200 and Below - Pre-Ban 1963 SP00001-SP00023** 1964 SP00101 1965 SP02501 1966 SP05600 1967 SP08250 1968 SP10750 1969 SP14000-SP14653 1970 SP15001-SP15473 1971 SP16001 1972 SP19401 1973 SP24201 1974 SP32601 1975 SP43801 1976 SP55301 1977 SP67651 1978 SP83400 ST038100 and Below - Pre-Ban TA10100 and Below - Pre-Ban BD000134 and Below - Pre-Ban (AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine - very rare model) MT00001 and Above - Post-Ban BK000001and Above - Post Ban (CAR-A3) CST000001 and Above - Post-Ban (Began Late 1997 Production) CMH000001 and Above - Post Ban CCH010000 and Above - Post Ban MT6700, MT6700C and MT6700CH series, 1998 production Dalphon (360) 427-6867 All are POST ban. Cast 356-T6 Aluminum, hardcoat anodized per mil-spec A-8625 DPMS 800-578-3767 Below 10300 - Pre-Ban. Some or all lowers are cast. Black in color. Some lowers are Stainless Steel. Eagle Arms 309-944-6939 Now called ArmaLite. They will not give out a list, but will look up on an individual basis. Lower receiver serial numbers DO NOT begin with EA. Essential Arms All are Pre-Ban as they went out of business in 1993. (DPMS bought them prior to the Ban) Call DPMS Lower receiver serial numbers begin with EA. Some or all lowers are cast. Light gray coloring. It is rumored that Ruger investment casted the lowers for Essential Arms. Frankford Arsenal All are pre-ban. As rumor has it, Olympic Arms produced the lowers for Frankford Arsenal Call Olympic Arms and then Frankford assembled the weapon. A2 configuration lower. Frankford Arsenal went out of business in 1987. (Info from RudolphoS@aol.com) Hesse Arms All AR-15’s are post ban. Manufacturing began late 1997/early 1998. J.L.M & Sons* (603) 425-1860 SC001 thru SC250 are Pre-Ban. All others are post ban. Knights Armament Co. All AR-15’s are post ban, very few AR-10’s are pre-ban. No further info at this time. Military Manufacturing (M2) (FAX 702-263-7875) All were military/law enforcement only. Full auto lowers were standard, semi were optional. Lowers were machined form raw bar stock with improvements incorporated - 18deg magazine angle and square mag release. (See: http://www.m2corp.com/HOME.htm) Nesard See "Sendra" below. O
Link Posted: 4/6/2001 11:00:17 AM EST
Dudley, welcome to the board. It is good to see you over here. It looks like most of the needed information has already been posted. You can also find the Colt information at [url]www.biggerhammer.net[/url].
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