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Old May 14th, 2020, 08:40 PM   #1
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Interesting Armscorp mod..

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Old May 14th, 2020, 09:05 PM   #2
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I have "no comment" about that 'mod', just like the seller's description.
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Old May 14th, 2020, 09:08 PM   #3
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Makes one wonder.....

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Old May 14th, 2020, 10:51 PM   #4
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I don't want to sound naive, but what is up with the metal below the op rod channel. It looks discolored from being welded, and the detail/notching/edges just don't look right. Looks like a lot of sloppy file work by hand. Am I wrong, or am I missing something else? Is this typical Armscorp work?

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Is this typical Armscorp work?
This was not Armscorp's work to my knowledge, it is unfinished and their finish work was pretty good in my opinion and semi auto only M14s never had a dismount notch in that location that I'm aware of. Receivers ready for retail sale did not look like that, some guy did this on his own for whatever reason.
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Old May 14th, 2020, 11:24 PM   #6
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Thanks, it definitely looks a little off to me. I had heard good things about Armscorp from trusted locals with a lot more experience than me.

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Old May 14th, 2020, 11:30 PM   #7
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The only way I could say that was "Armscorp's work" was if it was some unfinished side project that somehow made it out in that condition that was never supposed to, after everything of their inventory was sold off. That is in no way representative of what you would normally see from them.

I had one and it is very nice, finish was very good, machining was even, Parkerizing was even and machine marks were minimal especially on the outside.
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Old May 14th, 2020, 11:35 PM   #8
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And a lot of that one looks more like hand file work, and kind of sloppy at that. I'd never turn in work like that in the shops where I've worked.

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Old May 15th, 2020, 03:59 AM   #9
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I think Bubba narrowed the rail down and put a notch in it to fit one of Hawk's kits. Guess he never learned to modify the least expensive part.

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Old May 15th, 2020, 07:59 AM   #10
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I think Bubba narrowed the rail down and put a notch in it to fit one of Hawk's kits. Guess he never learned to modify the least expensive part.
This^^^^ I think the owner narrowed it to mount a Hawk kit too. The discoloration is from the heat of the cutting wheel or whatever he used

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Old May 15th, 2020, 08:22 AM   #11
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I have two Armscorp rifles and both are nicely done, and good shooters.

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Old May 15th, 2020, 08:35 AM   #12
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The dismount notch is not even cut correctly. In the pix, the left end section is rounded off but the right cut is leans left and is not rounded off. -Lloyd

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Pretty ugly.

I wonder if there are going to be problems with the buyer not noticing that in the picture, and nothing being said about it in the description.

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Old May 15th, 2020, 10:17 AM   #14
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It appears that the rifle was modified to convert it to FA. The dismount slot is not the only thing done. The right rail has also been narrowed. Armscorp rails are the widest of any commercial receivers out there. The next step would have been welding on a selector boss and cutting a small guide slot under the front of the rail.

Note that any of three modifications restricted by the ATF include the dismount slot, selector boss, and guide slot. Narrowing the rail is not restricted. The ATF could very well confiscate this rifle for illegal modifications. The owner could go to jail.

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Old May 15th, 2020, 03:28 PM   #15
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Note that any of three modifications restricted by the ATF include the dismount slot, selector boss, and guide slot. Narrowing the rail is not restricted. The ATF could very well confiscate this rifle for illegal modifications. The owner could go to jail.
I remember seeing this notch and thinking that would make it illegal in the eyes of the ATF. Definitely a rifle to stay away from. I would hope the current owner wasn't trying to make it FA. Not worth going to prison for. The ad should make note of the mods to the receiver, but then he wouldn't be able to sell it....

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