Looks like some fixed stock kits came in at Atlantic Firearms. I wondered if we would ever see any. Currently priced at $575.
I don't remember that but I got this kit a few years back and it wasn't a cut up SA85. So obviously some were imported....maybe just not from Iraq?Dude literally said he didn’t think these kits had ever been imported before, lol. Weren’t those the first forum special edition rifle?
This is what I'm hoping my kit will be like. Want to build up as is. Crossing fingers that mine has the Iradi unit markings. You got yours pretty damn fast! I ordered mine from AOA just waiting on shipping. Thanks for the post!I just got mine and inventoried/took accounts of all the parts. Mine is from Atlantic. ordered it on Thursday and it arrived 15 minutes ago with adult signature required via Fedex.
Atlantic promises major parts matching i.e. front trunnion, bolt and carrier. Mine came all matching: front trunnion, bolt, carrier AND top cover. All other parts are not numbered.
Wood is pretty beat up but no major damage like cracks or splits, plenty of dings and scrapes though. I doubt anyone can refurbish this wood to like-new, but certainly can steam out at least minor dings, sadly there are couple gouges with small chunks missing, so no fixing those (see pics below).
Metal is painted and all receiver internals are in mostly 90-95% condition. External metal parts like barrel components and top cover have noticeable storage wear with some shining spots showing here and there, but most has at over 70% of original finish intact. Top cover seem to be the most worn.
Kit looks unfired. Bolt paint is completely intact - 98%. no primer ring in the bolt-face or scrapes from going over rounds in the mag or hammer. Bolt carrier might have been racked dozen times dry since there is a small amount of scuff wear on top where it interacts with rear sight block tunnel but paint is still intact.
Kit is missing front sight detent spring.