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Thread: Armalite AR 180 Costa Mesa
12-25-2013, 07:25 PM #1
Armalite AR 180 Costa Mesa
Do any members here have one? I have a chance to pick one up. Store wants $1650.00 OTD
It's a Armalite AR 180 made in Costa Mesa CA, not a HOWE or Sterling. It's in fantastic shape, probably sat in someone's closet. Unfired condition. This one doesn't have any accessories or even a mag. Good deal or not? Mags are hard to find it seems.....
12-25-2013, 07:40 PM #2
seems high to me, esp w/o a mag,
there are usually a bunch on gunbroker,
I have a AR18, great shooting rifle,
mags can easily be made from AR15/M16 mags toowhat's so funny about peace love and understanding?
12-25-2013, 10:43 PM #3Gold Bullet member
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12-25-2013, 11:16 PM #4
In today's market, that is a high price.
Magazines you can find, or modify M 16 mags.
And it is Howa, not Howe for the Japanese maker.03man - Don Voigt
Author of "The Japanese T99 Arisaka Rifle" 2010 edition
Co-author of "The Knee Mortars of Japan 1921-1945" 2011 edition
Near Charlotte, NC
12-26-2013, 10:24 AM #5
I've seen a bunch of these sell with accessories & mag for around $1500. I would spend your dollars elsewhere unless you can get it for $1400 or less.Curator, the Privett Museum for Unloved & Wayward Guns. Est. 2006.
12-26-2013, 03:03 PM #6
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12-26-2013, 06:12 PM #8
The ones I had, I bought for alot less, albeit a while ago. I had all 3 at one time and never could see any difference. I had a friend take M-16 mags and mill the slot so they worked in a 180. I still have one or two. Personally, they were all very accurate but I never cared for the "coffee grinder" op handle that stuck out of the side of the reciever. The AR-15 has smoother lines. I really don't see the value in one of them, but then, I never did like them as much as the 15, BB
12-26-2013, 06:44 PM #9Senior Member
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