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Pond, James Pond
September 20, 2012, 05:35 AM
A guy I know is selling a 10.5" Schmeisser AR-15 with some sort of compensator (JP tactical? or something) inlcuded and two 30rd mags.

It is a lot of money in absolute terms, but a good deal in relative terms: 25% off retail. He say's new, but perhaps it is more like "like-new": can't say for sure, but he knows his guns.

I've not seen it and really I shouldn't even give my temptation credence by typing this question!!!

But curisosity killed the bank account, so....;)

madcratebuilder
September 20, 2012, 07:29 AM
A German made AR that is German mil-spec. 10.5 may be a owner mod as the web site does not show anything shorter than 14.75".

Is this a SBR or a pistol?

Pond, James Pond
September 20, 2012, 12:07 PM
Is this a SBR or a pistol?


Uhhhh...

Actually, I don't know what you mean in this case.

It's a 5.56 rifle, not a pistol, but SBR?

What's that? :o

BigJerm79
September 20, 2012, 03:28 PM
SBR=short barreled rifle:) Any who, this sounds like a nice rig, James! I work @ Zeiss, so now I've become interested in all things German.

MCB: I've never heard of Schmeisser OR "German mil-spec". Is German mil-spec better than U.S. mil-spec? The same but different?

J

madcratebuilder
September 21, 2012, 09:17 AM
MCB: I've never heard of Schmeisser OR "German mil-spec". Is German mil-spec better than U.S. mil-spec? The same but different?

Mil-spec for a GI AR bolt is C158 steel, the German bolt uses a different steel that I would assume meets or exceeds C158.

Mil-spec is more than just the physical size, it's also material and process. "Mil-spec" gets used a lot in advertising. Many aftermarket AR parts that are called "mil-spec" by the seller, may be mil-spec only in size, and not in material or manufacturing process.

lmccrock
September 21, 2012, 11:26 PM
Is this a SBR or a pistol?
The OP is not in the USA so does not care about US legal issues.

Globally, hard to say, but JP is a high end manufacturer (http://jprifles.com/1.4.3_tre.php) in the US; one of their components is a compensator