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I have inherited a Telko XM -10 from my brother. I am not a collector and would like to find a home for this rare gun. If you are interested you probably know what this gun is. If not this is an early AR10/Armalite style semi-automatic part set that was produced on an early commercial XM10 semi-automatic receiver as produced by the TELKO N/C arms company in Miamisburg Ohio. These early commercial AR10 rifles were the forerunner of all the later full automatic and semi automatic military or Black Sporting type rifles produced and imported in the mid to late 1960s up through the late 1980s. Originally these commercial rifles were assembled or produced by using original AR10 part sets produced by the Dutch firm of "AI" on one of the current commercial lower receivers that were being produced during the early 1980s. There were two kit configurations available at this time, those produced for the Portuguese contract and the other for a Sudanese contracts, this rifle uses one of the Portuguese kits. The upper receiver is marked on the left side with a double British firing proof that consists of a "Crown/BNP" and "Crown/SP" proof next to "20T" with the lower edge marked "CAL.. 7,65mm, NATO-007521" with "XM10" marked on the lower right magazine well. This rifle has the original brown plastic stock, pistol grip and hand guards. This rifle is complete with three original "Armalite" marked "waffle" pattern magazines and a black nylon sling. The riflings look good. The gun was professionally cleaned and has only been shot a few times since. I know what the gun is worth and would like a "fair" price. If you are interested and would like to discuss the gun, please email me and we can arrange a call. I am happy to email pictures.
Hi Y'all, I have been waiting almost four years to write this post, and it feels great to finally be in the market for an original AR-10! When I first got interested in this topic because of my awesome modern AR-10, I was a law student and my wife and I couldn't afford for me to get an original. Two years ago, I started writing a book on the topic, and my wife told me that if, and only if, it gets published, can I start collecting original AR-10s. Well, Collector Grade Publications signed me and my book is now in print, so I am finally in the market for one I am hoping to get a Portuguese first, but would change that plan if someone were willing to sell me a great-condition Sudanese or Guatemalan, as my end goal is to have one of each of these two variants (I consider Sudanese and Guatemalan interchangeable, because only the flash hider and barrel shroud differ at all). I don't see it as a reasonable possibility of acquiring a Cuban, KLM, Transitional Carbine, Hollywood, Costa Mesa (there's only one of them ever made), Finnish (any of the three variants); and neither of the Transitional variants nor the AR-102 Sporter really appeal to me much, not to say that I wouldn't consider one if it were available! I am only interested in one of these rifles on a semi-auto lower so I don't have to deal with the hassle of a Class III or submit to periodic ATF inspections, and among those, the lower receivers I would consider are, in order of preference: (1) a Boyd Hahn (Hahn Machine Co.) rewelded original lower; (2) Sendra Corp. aluminum (not the steel ones they made); (3) Telko; and (4) Specialty Arms. Any of these would be perfectly acceptable to me, although I of course put a premium on a rewelded original lower, as most collectors also do. I am not really interested in a CKA, H&H, or PAC lower, although I hear they also can be good. Aside from the Hahn reweld, which just looks like an original lower with the full-auto sear pin hole filled in, here are pictures from my book of the other lowers in which I have interest: Basically, if you have an AR-10 like this with which you would be willing to part at a good price, please let me know! Finally, I also really need a grenade ladder sight for the Second Transitional/Portuguese. My contacts have been able to help me collect the entire issue kit for both the Sudanese/Guatemalan and the Portuguese (full magazine loadout, blank-firing adapter, automatic fire stop, magazine charger, correct sling, new-condition bayonets, etc.), except for that one part. If anybody has one of those, I would very much like to buy it off you! Here are a few pictures from the book of how it looks: Thanks again, folks, for helping me make my AR-10 dream a reality