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Posted: 6/9/2003 7:57:04 PM EDT
A friend has hit some very hard times and needs to sell his pre-ban Eagle 20" AR -15. That's all the data I have on the rifle.

I've heard very little about the Eagle rifles (maybe a company related to Armalite?)

Any thoughts on a resale value? Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 8:02:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chp5: A friend has hit some very hard times and needs to sell his pre-ban Eagle 20" AR -15. That's all the data I have on the rifle. I've heard very little about the Eagle rifles (maybe a company related to Armalite?) Any thoughts on a resale value? Thanks.
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Yep - Eagle is related to ArmaLite and made some very fine preban AR's. Hard to give advice on price without more info but $1000 - $1500 is at least the range.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:20:34 PM EDT
The Eagle Arms from the Coal Valley days are OUTSTANDING in quality. I would buy another if I came across one in good condition. In fact I have a friend at work with one and Im constantly trying to talk him out of it.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 4:00:09 AM EDT
He should have no problem parting with it for 1200.00 It all depends on the condition. Eagle Arms are good to go, but Bushmaster and Colt command the higher prices. I hope this helps. Max
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 6:52:58 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies. Lumpy196 - what do you mean Eagles from the "Coal Mountain days?" Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 7:52:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/10/2003 7:54:23 AM EDT by EladEflow]
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: The Eagle Arms from the Coal Valley days are OUTSTANDING in quality. I would buy another if I came across one in good condition. In fact I have a friend at work with one and Im constantly trying to talk him out of it.
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I gotta Coal Valley Preban Eagle Arms with a 16" A2 upper on it with Lumpy written all over it for $1800 [naughty][naughty][naughty] Editted to add: EA lowers were made in two places, I guess Lumpy is saying that the Coal Valley ones are of superb quality.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:48:07 AM EDT
How can you tell where the EA lower was made?
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:51:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By chp5: How can you tell where the EA lower was made?
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Look on the receiver. chp5, we really can't do much more to help until/unless you get that gun in front of you or get some very detailed pictures posted.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:51:45 AM EDT
It's stamped right on the Receiver.... Let me go get it and I'll tell you exactly how mine's stamped. Eagle Arms inc. stamp COAL VALLEY, IL CAL. 5.56 MM EA-15 SER. 92XX The only problem I have with my Lower is the actual quality of the Eagle Arms Inc. stamp, it's a little deeper on one end then the other. Other then that the lower is great, finish is really nice.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 8:53:12 AM EDT
Thanks guys. I'll have the rifle in my hands in a couple of weeks and post some pics. Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 11:12:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By chp5: Lumpy196 - what do you mean Eagles from the "Coal Mountain days?" Thanks.
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Eagle Arms was located in Coal Valley, IL during the pre-ban days. They later moved to Geneseo and go the name change to Armalite.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 1:45:24 PM EDT
Got my 20" Coal Valley LNIB for $1350. One reason the price is lower than Colt and BM for the same quality rifle is because the barrels and chambers are not chrome lined on the Eagle Arms rifles (even the old ones), the chambers are .223, not 5.56, and the front sight tower is cast, not forged. BM will rebarrel your rifle for under $200, which solves all of the above problems. End result: top quality LNIB pre-ban for under $1550. FWIW
Link Posted: 7/23/2003 10:58:38 AM EDT
Thanks for your help guys. I got the rifle and it's marked: Eagle Arms Inc. COAL VALLEY, IL CAL. 5.56 MM EA-15 I have it for sale on the Equipment Exchange for $1,180. It has a 20" upper with a bird cage flash suppressor and a bayonet lug. It has a custom serial # that's all letters and no #'s.
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