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Posted: 4/1/2002 1:33:31 PM EDT
I have an original ArmaLite 20 rd AR-15 magazine, marked "CAL .223". I undertand these were the first AR magazines made, and are quite rare. Could anyone tell me what the value would be on this magazine??
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 1:55:53 PM EDT
absolutely worth less as a matter of fact their so worth less I would be willin to take that off your hands a dispose of it for no charge to you at all (except shipping of course). [:D]
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 2:43:07 PM EDT
Make sure it's not an AR-18 mag that someone home modded.. Early ones had a distinctive horizontal, and vertical pattern of reinforcing ribs in the body, as compared to the common vertical only.. Posting piccies would help.. Meplat-
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 3:13:52 PM EDT
It is an actual ArmaLite AR-15 magazine, as it states this on the floorplate. However, it only has vertical ribs in the body. I have some pics of the mag, except I don't know how to post them.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 3:32:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2002 3:36:01 PM EDT by 5subslr5]
Originally Posted By Jason280: I have an original ArmaLite 20 rd AR-15 magazine, marked "CAL .223". I undertand these were the first AR magazines made, and are quite rare. Could anyone tell me what the value would be on this magazine??
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Jason, the base plate just says ArmaLite and not Colts' and ArmaLite ?? Is this a waffle-mag ? Waffle looking design ? Without the above question answered I saw a similar mag sell for $160.00 but I believe that mag was dual branded.
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 3:33:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jason280: It is an actual ArmaLite AR-15 magazine, as it states this on the floorplate. However, it only has vertical ribs in the body. I have some pics of the mag, except I don't know how to post them.
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Will you email me a pic of the mag and if you have it a shot of the floorplate ?
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 3:47:32 PM EDT
Pic has been emailed to you, 5sub...
Link Posted: 4/1/2002 4:04:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jason280: Pic has been emailed to you, 5sub...
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Jason, I'm assuming the side of the mag is not in the waffle pattern. I have three of these mags and they're worth roughly $150.00 - $200.00/each. Obviously your buyer will be a collector. There is an old lime-green mag pouch that holds two of these mags that you might be on the look-out for. I no longer have the link but if you can find the "Buddy Hinton" collection on the net there's some fine pictures. An even more rare version is the 20-round with the old waffle pattern. The most rare version is a 15-round ArmaLite mag. Your mag appears to be in like-new condition and you've got a Keeper for sure. Congratulations !!
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