I had asked Matt to give us an analysis of the viability of buying this. He waved us off. —Editor
This auction is for a RARE NICE, USED DEWATTED Armalite AR-180 rifle with the side folding buttstock, chambered in 5.56mm. The rifle has been dewatted by machining a slot thru the barrel and into the bore and by drilling a hole through the chamber and then welding a pin into it so that it cannot chamber a round. See pic #20. The trunnion is also welded to the receiver (pics #21 thru #27).
I don’t know about that 180! Looks like another over achiever did the “DEWATTING”. I’m sure we could come up with a barrel but my biggest concerns are the welds.
Look at the welds near the chamber lugs. The welds look like they go over the chamber lugs which would cause a huge mess because there are not supposed to be any welds there!
The trunnion should be welded from the sides so I think the welds were put there to block the bolt from locking up. Or prevent the receiver from being used easily in the future.
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