AR-Tenner

WTB: Portuguese/Sudanese/Guatemalan AR-10 and Grenade Sight for Author of "The ArmaLite AR-10: World's Finest Battle Rifle"

Location: Arlington, VA

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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 :D

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:

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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:

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Thanks again, folks, for helping me make my AR-10 dream a reality B|

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Oh yeah, direct email is the best way to get in touch with me. My address is: zhouyi.evans@gmail.com

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You are very lucky to have a Sudanese AR10 blank fire adapter and a Sudanese grenade sight. The Porto BFA's are a dime a dozen and the Porto grenade sites can be had at a price.

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Hello AR Tenner:  Thanks for putting in the effort to publish a book on the iconic AR 10.  I will certainly pick one up.

Good luck with your quest!

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On 2/29/2016 at 7:42 AM, BPinFL said:

Hello AR Tenner:  Thanks for putting in the effort to publish a book on the iconic AR 10.  I will certainly pick one up.

Good luck with your quest!

Thanks a lot, friend! I hope you like the book and appreciate you keeping an eye out for me.

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Your new AR-10 book was delivered today, and when I'm back home tomorrow, I look forward to reading it.

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

 


National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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I've amended a bit the type of rifle for which I am looking; I am essentially only interested in a Portuguese rifle, and I am also less concerned about the condition that I once was. What matters to me is that the gun is mechanically functional and is capable of shooting well, and has a decent bore and original furniture (though I would consider one that has replacement furniture). Having the rifle beat up somewhat actually is a plus for me, as it just means that it has seen combat against terrorists!

As far as parts, furniture, and magazines, however, I am interested in any for any type of rifle.

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Thanks for all your help everyone! My quest is now complete, and my new buddy Salazar would also like to express his gratitude:

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Hi,  There is an H&H Port. on G/B for $7000, auction #555295048.

Received my copy of your book, congratulations on a wonderful job.   One thing I would like to add, Armex didn't get all the Guatemalan rifles.  My pre-sample, s/n 0032xx is stamped above the grip and trigger, right side,"LAW ENF ORD CO   ATHENS  GA  7.62" .   Brought to the US and sold by Roger Cox, author of the Thompson book before his unfortunate difficulties with ATF.

  Best wishes and good luck in your search

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