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Posted: 11/28/2003 6:20:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2003 6:34:50 PM EDT by Luke80916]
Looking at buying an Armalite Ar15 post ban for $600 NIB. I'm new here, and at this. So Is this a good deal or no? Anything I should be looking for/at? It has a shorter barrel, no muzzel brake.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 6:31:43 PM EDT
Luke, just make sure the rifle hasn't been abused. I've had an M15A4 carbine for about four years now and love it. 5sub
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 6:37:02 PM EDT
5sub, Thanks for the reply. It's new in the box and looks great. Can a muzzel brake be added later? should it?
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 6:39:27 PM EDT
There's really no way to tell. some people are fanatical about keeping there gun finishes perfect, but they dump thousands of rounds thru them by bump firing and god knows what. Then there are people like me. Most of my guns have low round counts, but have a lot of holster or handling wear.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 7:33:21 PM EDT
If it is truly NIB, that is hard to beat. Don't see much down side. You can put on a muzzle break (check Kurt's Kustom Firearms in the Industry section). You can't put on a flash supressor until after the AWB sets. Doc
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 7:38:01 PM EDT
Great gun, Great price. Muzzle break is worthless on a 5.56mm.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 7:56:18 PM EDT
AWB sets?
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 8:08:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Luke80916: AWB sets?
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When the dreaded, cosmetic, 'assault weapon' ban goes away; Sept 13, 2004.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 8:25:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Luke80916: 5sub, Thanks for the reply. It's new in the box and looks great. Can a muzzel brake be added later? should it?
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It would be helpful if you could get us the FULL model number. (Be sure and check the rifle serial number to the serial number on the box.) 5sub
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 8:25:16 PM EDT
Of course, Thanks!
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 8:26:43 PM EDT
I'll get the numbers tomorrow.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 8:57:30 PM EDT
Luke, That is my eternal optomistic thinking [:D] Doc
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 9:50:49 PM EDT
Luke By all means check the serial #, just bought a Bushie that was six years old, but new. Knd of sounds like Mitchell Mausers. [B)]
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 11:25:12 PM EDT
There is nothing better than having the title of being an [b]Armalite M15A2 owner[/b] Don't put a muzzlebreak on it, you wont need it, Get some good XM193 ammo and have a fire show at the range
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 7:51:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/7/2003 7:53:24 AM EDT by Luke80916]
OK, now that we're back up. First, Thanks for the responses. The model on the box is: ARMLE15A4CB PART NUMBER IS: E15A4CB Serial Number is: US250002 Box and carbine match. just what am I checking the serial number for? (If I've put too much info, moderator - feel free to delete what shouldn't be here)
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 8:16:11 AM EDT
Armalite, NIB, $600, Go for it!
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 8:26:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Luke80916: The model on the box is: ARMLE15A4CB PART NUMBER IS: E15A4CB Serial Number is: US250002
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[blue] ARMALITE puts out a great product. You said "shorter barrel"...make sure it is at least 16". I am wary of the model and part #. The "LE" and part # suggests it is a law enforcement rifle that should have come with a flash suppressor. Call your State Department of Justice Firearms unit and have them check the serial # for stolen before investing. If everything is on the up & up, the price you quoted is a good deal. 5Sub or somebody else with more experience may have better advice on the model#.[/blue]
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 8:43:09 AM EDT
Yes, the barrel's 16". No flash suppressor or even threads for one.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 9:28:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Luke80916: OK, now that we're back up. First, Thanks for the responses. The model on the box is: ARMLE15A4CB PART NUMBER IS: E15A4CB Serial Number is: US250002 Box and carbine match. just what am I checking the serial number for? (If I've put too much info, moderator - feel free to delete what shouldn't be here)
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Luke, first of all, don't worry about posting too much. You're one of us now. I wanted you to check the S/N on the rifle against the S/N on the box just to make sure they match. What you're looking at is an Eagle Arms EA15A4CB (AR-15 Carbine). Eagle is a division of ArmaLite. Nothing wrong with Eagle expecially at $600 and NIB. You'll be getting a chrome moly barrel instead of chrome lined but that just means you'll have to do a little more cleaning and barrel life will be shorter. Don't worry much about barrel life as most of us have NEVER shot out a barrel of any type. (I believe list price on this rifle is $835.00) 5sub
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 11:26:16 AM EDT
Thanks for the info.
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