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4 years 6 weeks ago, 12:24 PM

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Odd Old AR

Hello, all!
We recently had a gentleman from our church bring us an AR rifle he is needing some work done on.
First, the rifle has either been modified or has worn to the point where it fires on full auto.
Second, the front sight tower has been cut off of the gas block.

The lower was made by Sendra Corp. out of Illinois. I believe the upper to be a Colt original.
the rifle is marked on the side of the mag well with XM 15 E2 with the cal 5.56 mm above then the serial number, which is 5 digits, the first is a 0. any help with a positive ID on this rifle, and where to look for parts, would be extremely helpful.

I have found some sites with excellent selections of parts, but am unsure of fitment as I am unsure of the model of rifle.

Happy Shooting!

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 1:01 PM

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Hypothetically speaking of course. Any AR that shoots full auto is considered a Machine Gun and illegal. If I was to own one I would disassemble it right away. If I was to be offered one to purchase I would stay far away from it, because I would be purchasing an Illegal Machine Gun.

In either instance it would be an Automatic 10 years without passing go.

From the sounds of it, any drop in trigger and sear will fix the reset to semi auto. If the lower has been drilled illegally, then it is a bust for the lower. It would need to disappear. FSB is another easy fix...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 6 weeks ago, 1:06 PM

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Yep

Normally I would agree whole-heatedly. But, if we can repair it to semi operation, we will. We may have to replace the lower, but I'm hoping not.

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 5:37 AM

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all XM AR rifle are prototype that are made by companies for show and tell. To get the military to buy there rifles. So if it was me i"d stay away from that rifle. Is far as it being full auto. If that pic is the wpn, it only shows semi and safe. so i ready can not say.

4 years 6 weeks ago, 11:01 AM

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Thanks!

Thanks a bunch, lvglock. That helps. But, the gentleman in question collects military rifles, and he wants it to be functional as well as legal. We need to repair it as close to original as possible.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 2:27 PM

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Urban myth

truth.

http://www.shootersshop.com/bushmaster2.html

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 5 weeks ago, 7:34 AM

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Looking At the photo it appears this weapon has an auto sear. Look at photo directly above
selector switch there appears to be the pin for the auto sear. You should have a gunsmith check it out.

4 years 5 weeks ago, 10:33 AM

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OK, a little clarification: first, the pic you see IS NOT the rifle in question. It is the same rifle model, etc. but not the one we are working on.
Second, we ARE gunsmiths. I only need help finding correct replacement parts for this rifle.
Sorry for the confusion, I am not sure where that pic came from.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 2:16 PM

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He needs to stop and not touch the thing, put it in a safe and start researching it.

Sendra manufactured Machine Guns. XM15 A1 (full auto) XM15 A2 (full auto) and M60 along with some others like the Sten. XM 15 E2 is most likely a later Semi Auto only, but I would research it to make sure that he put it back to Original where the value would be higher.

I looked a little and found where the ATF went after them in themid 80's - 90's over the XM15A1 becuase they had a bunch of lowers the had not been fninshed out by the Ban time in 86.

I've also seen the model XM15A1 selling for over $10,000.

Also came across some things that elude to BushMaster building on those lowers or purchsing the rights to them...

Bushmaster XM15 E2 Shorty Carbine....

Like I said, I would research before doing anything at the risk of screwing up something with real collector value.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 5 weeks ago, 2:25 PM

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pm for ya.

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 2:38 PM

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thank you

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 5 weeks ago, 3:01 PM

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you bet,and on this lower.I have looked into it a bit and ISD is right on the money,it is a preban lower,if you are fixing it,you should be able to replace the lower parts with AR15 Model SP1 type parts,problem solved.That reminds me,Saturday at Cabelas i saw an Ithaca 12 gauge pump Trench gun with Bayonet lug and barrel shroud,all origional military issue....5,200.00

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4 years 5 weeks ago, 3:29 PM

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But the prices for the real deal are high such as the Ithaca you mentioned. My Grandfahter carried one doing Shore Patrol guarding Subs in the Islands in WWII. Guess that is why I want one so bad. He it never failed and one thing that everyone respected. lol

Mark at Mil Buy Mil Surplus tried to convince me the Chinese knock off was just as good... LOL
Of course he was being a smart ass at the time because I told him CZ's shot just as good if not better than SIg's. hehe

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 5 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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freaky... flash backs!

lol

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 5 weeks ago, 3:58 PM

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I just spent all freaking day, laying out, cutting, fitting, dying and gluing a new holster. Thinking cool, all I have to do is sew these three up and then I can Bone them and put the finishes on them.

This would mean I had finished up three reinforced combo IWB/Pancake holsters in under 6 hours.

The other day when I got my Sewing Machine in I took it down, cleaned it, oiled it up and put it back together. Wiped it down and ran a few test runs on some scrape, all it perfect.

I go out there and put the first holster down and start sewing on it concentrating on the placement of the neddle and foot along the curve, not looking at the stitched part on the opposite side of the head. My daughter walks pu and asks "Whats that?" a holster "Not that, THAT" pointing. O look around and see the stitch line and want to throw the damn thing against the wall.

Oil on the leather soaked in all over it, the thread is all oil soaked also... It is not my first machine to clean and I know I did not use too much oil so what gives?

Seems the guy had some kind of Machine Oil, not Sewing Machine oil but something like Cutting Oil for Pipe threading... crap is all over....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
4 years 5 weeks ago, 7:26 PM

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crap

thats par for the course sometimes

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3 years 48 weeks ago, 8:26 PM

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UPDATE!

Hello Gun Nuts!
Just an update on this project: I discovered that this rifles' trigger mechanism was ORIGINAL. Notice I said was. it is now in pieces in the landfill, and has been replaced with a legal trigger.
Discovered upon disassembly that the disconnector was badly worn, and I believe was the cause of the problem. Found a correct, LEGAL AR parts kit, works great!
Thanks for all the advice!

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3 years 47 weeks ago, 7:53 AM

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XM-15 is a bushmaster

XM-15 is a bushmaster

FULL AUTO
3 years 47 weeks ago, 8:13 AM

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Yes they are now...

But the one he is talking about was an original and was made before Bushmaster bought the lower....

Hence it not having Bushmaster cut into the lower.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!

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