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When did you get your 1st EBR?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MikeKeyW, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. MikeKeyW

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    1973, Colt AR-15, Mod. SP1, ser. SP30XXX. I saw my first AR in the late 60's at Serviceman's Gun Shop on Duval Street in Key West. It was love at first sight. I bought mine right after I turned 18, cost me $198.00 :what: plus tax, around 3% back then, got it for cost from a friend who worked at Woolco. I built a few since but SP1 is a "till death do us part":evil:
    What's your EBR/AR story?
     
  2. gvnwst

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    just about two months ago, a POF USA AR-15. $2,000. It is totally AWESOME!!! lost my camera, so i can't post pics yet.:(
     
  3. JWarren

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    Mine was in 1986. It was an Olympic CAR-15 clone. Despite what everyone knows about Olympic, it ran like a charm.

    I was 14.5 years old. My father let me put it on lay-away at a local shop and I saved up for it until I bought it. It was also the first gun I bought with my own money. Dad bought me firearms on occasion, but I was always responsible for my own EBRs.

    I sold it the next year in order to fund the HK-91 I got when I was 15.


    My love affair with EBRs is long indeed. I'm 37 now.


    -- John
     
  4. MikeKeyW

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    I'm getting old... and here I just thought it was Mas :evil: getting older!
     
  5. H2O MAN

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    EBR = Enhanced Battle Rifle and it came into being in the year 2000.

    My Scout Squad was installed into a SAGE stock and became an EBR in 2004.


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  6. nwilliams

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    Got my first AR when I turned 18, it was a Colt Lightweight Sporter in 7.62x39. It was my birthday present to myself and the first rifle that I actually bought myself at a gun shop. I had been a gun owner since I was ten but the guns were all bought by my dad for me. I think I paid around $850 for it and that was back in the late 90's.

    Since my first AR over a decade ago I've probably owned well over twenty EBR's since then, currently I have seven in my collection.
     
  7. Shade00

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    In the process of building my first. It's a 653 clone. M16A1 CH-forge code upper, DPMS A1 lower, 16" Bushmaster super lightweight barrel, Colt bolt carrier + chrome Colt bolt. The only thing holding me back from completion is getting the darned upper refinished.
     
  8. sharkhunter2018

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    Picked up a WASR-10 just after Christmas ('05) in 2006. Was the typical WASR, all wood up front and a synthetic side folder. That summer for my birthday I got all synthetic furniture for it but this time a full stock, as well as an Ultimak rail...thus transforming into an EBR.
    It now has an Aimpoint mounted.
     
  9. MMCSRET

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    I'm still waiting for the EBR Fairy to show up and put one under my pillow because I can't bring myself to spend money that would be better spent on old junky Colts and Winchesters.
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Depends. Is a wooden AK (or a wooden SKS) an "EBR"? Is a camo furniture AR15 an "EBR"? If no and no, then last week at age 39, with the Robinson XCR.
     
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    My rich uncle handed me one and told me to carry it around for a while. That was 1983.
     
  12. H2O MAN

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    I purchased my very first Evil Mouse Rifle back in the late 70's :evil:
     
  13. rockinrussky

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    If by EBR you mean Evil Brown Rifle that would be my WASR-10 January of '07.
     
  14. Eightball

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    My first EBR was a WASR. Bought it from a gunshow about 5 years ago. Then sold it to upgrade to an AR about 2 years ago.
     
  15. Frankl03

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    My First AR

    I bought my first AR/EBR last year at a gun show, its M4LE by CMMG. I love it! I can't believe I didn't buy one sooner. I've owned AKs and SKSs before but never an AR. I've had very few problems with it.
     
  16. tribbles

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    2004, when on a whim I bought an Imbel FAL parts kit for $125, figuring they probably wouldn't get any cheaper. Over the next year I accumulated compliance parts as funds permitted, then in 2005 my wife said 'you can have that $179 Imbel receiver.'

    :D

    I even lucked out - when I headspaced the rifle, the shoulder size I needed happened to be the one that came in the parts kit. :neener: The only thing it fails to feed are round-nose soft points, everything else feeds slicker than owl snot on ice.

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    I'm looking. With a BAMA win we're all in DS! He'll have all guns with a Dem. landslide!!!
     
  18. H2O MAN

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    I built mine two years ago before the last congressional election.

    It has been nearly flawless.
     
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    I purchased my Smith & Wesson M&P15 over a month ago, and my Romanian GP WASR10 two years ago. :)
     
  21. RP88

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    first was a Saiga 7.62x39 AK in August.

    my first REAL EBR was/is a del-ton midlength that I got three weeks ago from today
     
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    after basic training in 2003.
     
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    Bought my SAR-48 in the mid-late 80s.
     
  24. Marcus L.

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    My first?....when I was 10 years old my Dad gave me a M1 Carbine for my birthday. Since then I've probably owned a little over a dozen various battle type rifles.
     
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    Two days ago.
     
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