Great News out of Australia!


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Hammerhead6814
February 26, 2011, 10:33 AM
It looks like they might be (http://www.australianinternationalarms.com.au/dealer.htm) building a 7.62x51 NATO Enfield rifle that could be exported to the USA! (http://www.australianinternationalarms.com.au/product.htm)

I've been dying to buy a 7.62x51 NATO Enfield rifle for years. All we currently have are those Ishapore Enfields, and not one of the two I've owned have shot worth a damn. It would be awesome if the Aussie's came through for us on this.

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potmetal
February 26, 2011, 12:08 PM
Nice looking rifles. I hope they make it to our shores at a reasonable price. Heck, I really just hope they make it here!

ECVMatt
February 26, 2011, 12:23 PM
I don't know why, but I have always wanted one of the 7.62x39 models.

Hope they make it this time in reasonable numbers.

BikerRN
February 26, 2011, 12:53 PM
AWESOME!

Yes, a juvenile reaction, but oh so appropriate for this juvenile at heart.

To me it looks like an early version of the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle. It's funny how someone will buy one of these, and covet them to no end, but deride the Ruger version.

I want one. I hope the aussies can git 'er done, and import the bloody things.

BikerRN

JFrame
February 26, 2011, 01:23 PM
Not sure exactly why, but the thought of a 10- or 20-round box fed 7.62x39 or 7.62 NATO bolt-action battle rifle makes my heart go all atwitter...

I'll look forward to hearing more about these guns... :)

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ISO1600
February 26, 2011, 02:08 PM
these look nice, very interested to see how it pans out, and how they shoot.

mshootnit
February 26, 2011, 02:25 PM
a couple years ago I checked into these and marstar in canada is selling them but could only find 7.62X39 rifles sold through Gander Mountain here in the US. There are some good rifles out there we can't get. These are one example another is the VEPR which currently has no importer, the Isreali TABOR rifle, the real SWISS ARMS 550. Also the US is blocking alot of M1 rifles from coming in and Clinton ordered the destruction of a great number of M14s.

Kentucky-roughrider
February 26, 2011, 02:28 PM
I love that news but I would love to see them produce one in 303 British as well, too. Yes I know I am greedy.

berrywood
February 26, 2011, 04:21 PM
They have been trying to restart importation for a while. I did not see anything on their website about a solid timetable.

There are already a few of the 7.62x39 models in the USA.

I like the 308 sniper/version.

Quiet
February 26, 2011, 05:35 PM
They've been saying it's coming to the USA for over 5 years.
The AIA website hasn't changed in about 3 years.
The 7.62x51mm AIAs continue to be vaporware for the US market.
Also the projected MSRP for the US market was $1000USD for the 7.62x51mm AIA M10-B1.

Morgo
February 26, 2011, 07:42 PM
These have been out for several years now, great rifles :)

Morgo
February 26, 2011, 07:43 PM
Also the projected MSRP for the US market was $1000USD for the 7.62x51mm AIA M10-B1.

Likely a few hundred more now :)

Ignition Override
February 26, 2011, 09:17 PM
ECVMatt: The AIA imitation Jungle Carbine was in Saginaw, MI in February '09. The caliber: 7.62x39.

I handled it at the Gander Mountain store, by Fashion Square Mall.

Even though the price was about $750 and supposedly imported in very limited numbers, it help ignite my desire for real Jungle Carbines, which cost $350-425 in '09.

alemonkey
February 26, 2011, 09:24 PM
I've been hoping for years that they would import these. If it was reasonably priced, maybe $600 or so, I would be all over it.

Flyboy73
February 26, 2011, 11:43 PM
The AIA imitation Jungle Carbine was in Saginaw, MI in February '09. The caliber: 7.62x39.

I handled it at the Gander Mountain store, by Fashion Square Mall.

Even though the price was about $750 and supposedly imported in very limited numbers, it help ignite my desire for real Jungle Carbines, which might cost me $350-425 in '09.

I bought the in saginaw store. I talked them down to $650 been there awhile from what they told me.

Brion

OpelBlitz
February 27, 2011, 01:09 AM
I had one, but sold it. I actually miss it a lot now, and wish I hadn't sold it. Oh well... I'll hopefully find one again someday. Yes, those are 30rd AK magazines. :)

Girodin
February 27, 2011, 03:40 AM
I like the x39 version. A 308 would be okay as well.

What kind of mags do they take?


Also the projected MSRP for the US market was $1000USD for the 7.62x51mm AIA M10-B1.

I'm not sure I'd have much interest at that price.

Kentucky-roughrider
April 21, 2013, 09:09 AM
Is this company still operating and did their rifles ever make it to the USA?

dvdcrr
April 21, 2013, 09:31 AM
Yes, just a few 7.62x39 rifles have come in. That was over a year ago.

Redlegvzv
April 21, 2013, 01:32 PM
Nice. I usually (not always) avoid foreign guns, but obviously our friends in Australia are an exception to this! :D

Walkalong
April 21, 2013, 05:53 PM
The 2+ year old link no longer works. If anyone is interested, or has a good link, feel free to start a fresh thread.

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