Just wanted to thank all those that contacted me with well wishes and to buy a few things but I am announcing that I no longer plan to go after this gun. I have learned a lot about this gun including the fact that it is somewhat famous and several people with deep pockets will be pursuing it.
I want to let my readers know first so that they may put their hat in the ring if they so wish.
Here is what I know about the gun in question.
It was sold from Armalite in 1985 as an “S” model and was either a mule or part of the companies collection.
It was became somewhat famous when it appeared in the Small Arms Review article “The Lost Armalites”
The black and white photos make it hard to tell if the upper on the gun is the same as when it was sold in 1998 but I think it is. Is the upper the same as when it was sold in 1985 is the real question. One can never be sure.
While this gun surely belongs in my reference collection I can not justify the expense at this time and I intend to pursue a “Normal” AR-18 as my first machine gun.
Lots have been asking about the stuff I have for sale and pictures here will help all those involved.
One early inverted post scope marked in meters and one second gen, inverted post marked in yards.
Very rare 4×20 Armalite scope. Less than 15 are stateside. One of the rarest accessories going for the AR-180.
4×20 scope sold
Also a Colt AR15 4×20 scope for sale.
Colt Type B green 601 butt stock. Excellent shape.
Soon to be completed Sterling AR-180 pistol/SBR upper with 180B hand guards.
Soon to be completed 180B pistol/SBR upper
Chinese BWK 92 5.56 AK rifle
Pre Ban R6420 carbine. Unmolested original.
MP 12 barrel stripped and a C MP Chrome Bore 1/9 HBAR
Sharpshooter kit and Sterling sling shown on my Sterling rifle
Sharpshooter kit sold
I have decided to make a run at this AR-18S that will be in the up coming Rock Island Auction.
In order to finance that I am having a massive sell off of my collection. I have AR-180 parts, guns, scopes, retro and preban AR’s. Too much to list but I am in the mood to let go of some stuff. That doesn’t happen often so get them while you can.
Email me for details and your wish list.
Wish me luck and I hope I won’t have to compete against any of you for this cool gun.