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Interesting 7.62x39 Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by FFMedic, Jun 1, 2009.

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  1. FFMedic

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    Thought I would share this.

    I picked up this neat rifle about a month ago. It's made by a company called Australia International Arms and was imported by TriStar. AIA only produces about 1200 a year and as far as I can tell only about 130 were imported to the US so it must be somewhat rare.

    Its basicly an Enfield jungle carbine that takes AK-47 magazines. It has excellent sights with a long and short range position. The rifle also came with a carry case, 2 magazines (10 rounds), a picatinny scope mount, sight adjustment tool, comb piece and a buffalo leather 1907 style sling.

    I have not fired it yet but it seems pretty well built. I'm thinking about selling it though because the trigger has too much slack for my tastes, trigger snob I suppose.

    FFMedic

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  2. NCsmitty

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    That's a slick looking rifle, I would keep it and resolve the trigger issue. It shouldn't be that involved to smooth out the trigger.


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  3. SharpsDressedMan

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    I want one!
     
  4. Walkalong

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    That is really cool. :)
     
  5. gvnwst

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    Nice, i have only seen pics of those, for sale out of the USA.
     
  6. GRIZ22

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    Neat rifle. I'd get one if the price was right.
     
  7. Jason_G

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    Yeah, they are made in Australia in a wide assortment of calibers too, IIRC.

    I've never seen one in person. Do they look as much like an Enfield on the inside as they do on the outside?

    Jason
     
  8. chriso

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    How much did that puppy run you?, if you dont mind me asking. Thats a really nice rifle I wouldn't mind owning one it seems like it would make a great ranch rifle...
     
  9. tju1973

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    They had those at GM a couple months ago-- I wished I would have picked one up--

    Very cool action and looked like a good hog rifle...
     
  10. chriso

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    If you're thinking about selling it send me a PM If its the right price Id buy it... how's it shoot???
     
  11. wally

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    Wow, a bolt action assault rifle, should really get the anti panties in a knot!

    --wally.
     
  12. paintballdude902

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    what u want for it
     
  13. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Pretty slick; great fighting rifle.
     
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    And I though the Jungle Carbines were underpowered in .303 British!

    Wonder why they didn't add the 3 pounds of funnel shaped flash hider on that one like the factory Jungle carbine had? :)
     
  16. KBintheSLC

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    That would be a great companion to my M70 Yugo... I wonder how it does with hard, imported mil-surp primers. I assume it was made for that type of ammo.
     
  17. BornAgainBullseye

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    wow!!! I really want one....! that is awsome. Leave it up to the wonders from down unders to come up with something cool. No autoloaders? lets make a bolt action that takes AK mags! brilliant!
     
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    M10-A1
    508mm barrel, Jungle Carbine style.
    7.62mm M43 Russian rimless, 10-rd. mag
    Flash hider, adjustable foresight elevation & windage, dual rear aperture 100, 300m.
    Provision for Picatinny rail to fit 'scope.

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    No.4 Mk 4 SL (7.62mm NATO) [bottom]
    22-in. barrel rather than 25.2-in. normal.
    B1 metal on T05A or T06 action body.
    Shorter overall in barrel & fore-wood. Adjustable foresight for elevation, windage, dual rear aperture at 200 & 400m.
    Rifle club model, QMRC Commemorative.
    Provision for Picatinny steel rail to fit tele- scopic sight.

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    M10-B2 ex-M42-B2 (7.62x51mm NATO)
    640mm heavy barrel a la L42A1.
    Steel blue-black finish, teak hardwood stock with chamfered edges, hand oiled.
    Adjustable foresight, elevation & windage.
    10-rd. box magazine like US M14.
    'L' aperture for 200 & 400 metres. Comes with Picatinny steel rail for 'scope sight.
    Option military butt & cheekrest like L42.

    For the true enthusiast, the Picatinny rail will mount quality Leupold, Kahles, S&B, Hensoldt and military 26mm diameter tube telescopes, night sights, Harris bipod, &c.

    http://www.australianinternationalarms.com.au/product.htm



    Australia:
    Distributor Parabellum Imports... Ph: (03) 9328 1480 Fax: (03) 9328 5266
    www.parabellumimports.com.au
    Dealers Rebel Gun Works... Ph: (07) 3391 6744
    1 Atherton St., Woolloongabba Q.4102

    Kingaroy Firearms & Supplies... Ph: (07) 4162 4833
    Shop 2, 106 Kingaroy St., Kingaroy Q.4610

    Lawrance Ordnance... Ph: (02) 9212 5673
    802 George St., Sydney, NSW 2000
    Website: www.lawranceordnance.com

    Victorian Arms... Ph: (03) 9328 1480
    209-211 Victoria St., West Melbourne, Vic.3033
    Website: www.parabellumimports.com.au

    Adelaide Gun Shop... Ph: (08) 8231 3570
    269 Morphett St., Adelaide, SA 5001

    Claremont Firearms... Ph: (08) 9494 1380
    Unit 4, 142 Barrington St., Bibra Lake, Perth, WA 6163


    New
    Zealand: To be announced...
    However some Australian dealers may be able to arrange
    export requirements to New Zealand

    Canada: Marstar Canada Inc., RR#1, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0.
    Toll free: (888) 744-0066 (from North America only)
    Tel.: (613) 678-3173 Fax: (613) 678-2359
    Website: www.marstar.ca/gf-AIA/index.shtm
    E-mail: sales@marstar.ca

    Domestic
    U.S.A.: To be announced shortly...


    UK &
    Europe: To be announced...
     
  20. rogertc1

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    I picked up a new Australian Arms M10A2 in March 09 from Gander Mountain for $700. It is a new CNC copied Enfield M4 type bolt action in 7.62X39 that load in AK47 Magazines. Really well done.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=124357649#PIC

    http://www.australianinternationalarms.com.au/

    In my eyes it is beautiful. Love how it is a new quality CNC copy of a Mk4. (I have a few Enfields MK4's and 6 AK varients) The parkerized finish was done evenly on a well machined and finished gun. No machine marks. The wood is another story. All 3 pieces of the horizantly grained matching teak wood in color and grain lines. Kinda what is called bookend look in a 1911 stocks. Also a slight hint of tiger striping.
    My research said they are asembled in Austrailia. Machined in North Korea and the furnature made in Vietnam.
    These are out of the only batch the USA origional importer TriStar, Kansas City that had cleared them out or went out of business (can't recall). Gander purchased remaining stock. Even though they are NIB they are several years old. No more are being imported.
    Mine rear stock has a hi comb like the gunbroker posted.
     
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  21. runrabbitrun

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    I want one and it's practical as my
    other toy is of the same caliber. :)
     
  22. paintballdude902

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    i think i may buy the .45 kit

    anyone know where to buy just a reciever? all my normal sources are out

    i may end up just buying a bubba'ed enfield and use that
     
  23. D Boone

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    I love it, I wish my FR8 took M14 mags. Looks like it only takes single stack mags though?
     
  24. FFMedic

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    D Boone, it takes standard AK mags, although my 75 round drum will not latch in :( haha

    FYI I would not put much stock in AIA's website information. They won't even respond to my emails and several people have also told me these rifles are banned from importation due to parts being made in "evil" nations.

    FFMedic
     
  25. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    The more I think about it, the more I like this rifle; about the only rifle in the world superior for fighting from a very muddy trench than an AK47!

    Looks like the 7.62x51 versions use M14 mags.

    Too bad neither one of them are readily available, it would appear.
     
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