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Anyone ever see an Australian International Arms No. 4 Mk IV in the USA?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hammerhead6814, Feb 22, 2010.

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  1. Hammerhead6814

    Hammerhead6814 Member

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    Have you? How much do they go for?
     
  2. Andrew Wyatt

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    I saw them at the shot show pert near four years ago.

    they never made it in country otherwise.
     
  3. mshootnit

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    There have been a few folks post on her and elsewhere that they have seen/owned the 7.62X39 version and one fellow IIRC had another chambering but seem pretty scarce. I believe I did track down a supplier stateside for these one time.
     
  4. tju1973

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    Our Gander Mtn has them every so often-- I think they ran close to $700 the last time I saw one there...
     
  5. Hammerhead6814

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    I have to find at least one to round out my collection. Then all I need is a British made No. I Mk III, and a British made No. 4 Mk 2. Then I think I'll have one of each.

    There's only the:

    No. 1 Mk III
    No. 1 Mk III*
    No. 4 Mk I
    No. 4 Mk I*
    No. 4 Mk 2
    No. 4 Mk 2/3
    Ishapore 2A/A1

    right?
     
  6. JHansenAK47

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    Don't forget the jungle carbine.
     
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    i saw the jungle carbine that takes the ak mags at gander mountain a few weeks ago. i think it was 700
     
  9. Kernel

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    This is the unholy result of a SMLE and an AK spending to much time alone in the jungle? :barf:

    (Actually, it sounds kinda cool).
     
  10. rogertc1

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    You mean one of these on the top shelf of my rack? Gander Mt $700 total new metal and wood....scarce as hens teeth. Can NOT be imported because they are made in Vietnam and North Korea. Then assembled in Austrailia.
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  11. wnycollector

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    I think a fellow THR' (OpelBlitz) was selling a AIA M10-A2 (jungle carbine that takes AK mags) a few weeks ago for a lot less than $700;)
     
  12. Ignition Override

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    As for the AIA Jungle Carbine-yes, a year ago in Saginaw Michigan's Gander Mountain by Fashion Square Mall.

    It was listed for about $700 and was the main cause of my infection by a diabolical :evil: disease. Two months later saw the tiny segment from Croc. Dundee #2, where he uses the sporterized (and I am against sporterizing) LE #4 to zap the hit mens' trucks. That brief scene really lit the fire!
    Nothing could stop it :eek:, not even a trip to the Mayo Clinic.

    Bought an original "Jungle Carbine" two months after seeing the rifle in Gander M., and a nice second (only $350:matching) at the Memphis gun show in September. Avoid looking at "Joesalter.com". It could prove to be 'terminal'.

    rogertc1:
    I really like your collection.
     
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  13. paintballdude902

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    roger thats the exact one thats for sale(or was) at the gander mountain in greensboro NC
     
  14. madcratebuilder

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    There are a few missing from that list. So far, I have limited myself to the No4 and No5 LE.

    With the No4 you have the
    MkI & MkI*
    Mk 1/2 & Mk1/3, these have the added hung trigger during FTR.
    Mk2, the post war Mk2's are the cream of the crop with LE's

    Then you have the No5 MkI, made by BSA or Faz.

    If your a serious LE collector you have one of each model from each manufacturer.

    Long Branch, MkI & MkI*
    Savage-Stevens, MkI & MkI*
    Faz MkI & Mk2
    BSA MkI
    Maltby MkI
    Any of the above MkI's that have Mk1/2 or Mk1/3 FTR's

    Then you have POF (Pakisatn) and the Issy (Indian) rifles.

    So about two dozen rifles are needed to cover all bases. Then when you start with the No1 rifles.....

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  15. Quiet

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    The AIA Enfields are banned from importation to the USA.
    They are banned via US State Department, due to parts of the rifles being made in a non-firearm trade country.

    A few hundred 7.62x39mm AIA Enfields were imported prior to the ban and they sell for around $700.
     
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    They all are sweet looking rifles. I wish i can get my hand s on a Faz MK 2 one day.
     
  17. Hammerhead6814

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    Banned?!

    Crud, there goes my chance at one of each caliber.

    And I had no idea there were so many made by different manufacturers. I don't think I'll ever see a Pakistani or Indian made SMLE, aside from India's Ishapore rifle. Did they ever even sell the No. 4 Mk 2 here in the states? I've never found one. The Mk 1/2 & Mk1/3, I didn't even know they existed!

    Dang it, I got to expand the SMLE budget. Thank God Mosin-Nagants are easy to find.
     
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    Roger, great find. I assume it's pretty accurate. Do they accept standard AK mags?

    There are rumors that the Austrailian company that makes them is working on making an importable model. I heard it at thefirearmblog.com
     
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  19. grimjaw

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    I've seen exactly one up close, in a Gander Mountain in Little Rock, AR. I think it was late last year.
     
  20. Flyboy73

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    I actually bought that M10-A2 from Gander Mountain in Saginaw last year. Saw it mentioned on another thread here and called to see if they still had it. Guess they had it for a while and i talked them down to $650 for it.

    I heard the stock was made in Vietnam and that's why they couldn't be imported anymore. Although i read something about them maybe being imported again soon.

    Brion
     
  21. rogertc1

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    Mine is very well made. The metal is evenly parkerized with no machine marks visable. The barrel is chromed all the way into the supressor. The wood is beautifly matched. Mine has dark horizontal grain, that even though there are 3 pieces they all look like one. Came with a scope rail, neat sling, hard case, 5 rd. mag. Yes all AK mags work in it.
    Myself beings more of a collector never plan to shoot it. Well worth the $700 I paid for it.
    A work of art.

    Roger
     
  22. Pyromancy5

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    AIA Enfields are banned because the blanks for the Teak wood stocks are from Viet Nam. kind of a BS reason if you ask me.
     
  23. Pyromancy5

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    BTW, I know I am kind of over posting this, but I am trying to source a scope mount for a M10-A2. if you have one or any info, PM me please.
     
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