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Costa mesa ar180 or converted saiga twelve gage shotgun?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by vandelsrock, May 6, 2012.

  1. vandelsrock

    vandelsrock battle ground Washington New Member

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    I have been offered a converted saiga shotgun in trade for my Costa mesa ar180. My question is what do you guys think of the trade? My 180 is in incredible shape!
     
  2. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the specifics of your gun. Got any pictures of it?

    If it's an actual Armalite mfg'd gun from Costa Mesa and in excellent condition it's worth much more than a Saiga 12ga. Figure a new Saiga 12ga is $650, and you could convert one for a couple hundred dollars.
     
  3. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    i wouldn't do it, but that is just me.......
     
  4. vandelsrock

    vandelsrock battle ground Washington New Member

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    It is the original armalite Costa mesa ar180. Only 180 made in America. Everything on is in great condition. No rust . Perfect bore. Two factory twenty round mags still in plastic. I am unsure how much something like this would be worth. I will try to post some pics
     
  5. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Keep it or sell it on gunbroker.com.
     
  6. Toxic6

    Toxic6 Higher then a PDX hipster (~10,000 ft higher) Active Member

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    It's worth what someone will pay...like a law of the trade world or something. But last time I saw an original armalite 180 on the market it was like 1300 bucks iirc and idk i think that was a sterling made one.
     
  7. vandelsrock

    vandelsrock battle ground Washington New Member

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    I will probibly end up keeping it. I kind of like the old gun
     
  8. vandelsrock

    vandelsrock battle ground Washington New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I wont be tradding it for the saiga!
     
  9. andreys21

    andreys21 Milwaukie, OR Active Member

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    Keep AR180, Saiga's are cheap.