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psssniper
02-14-2009, 7:09 AM
Going to look at what the seller says is an original Costa Mesa Amralite .22 pistol. I have never heard of these nor can I find anything on the net. Anyone know anything about these? thanks

69Mach1
02-14-2009, 7:17 AM
Never heard of a "Costa Mesa" .22 pistol. Maybe he's thinking of the .22 survival rifle. Anyway, keep us posted. It sounds interesting.

scootergmc
02-14-2009, 7:58 AM
I think the guy has an AR-7. I'd have to guess and take a stab in the dark that he's calling it a "Costa Mesa" probably because that's where they were built and stamped. For the life of me I can't remember them making a pistol. It's also possible it got bubba'd and someone did some crazy modifications and hacked off the stock:eek:

pTa
02-14-2009, 8:40 AM
the AR7 pistols I've seen are later in producion and made by Chsrter Arms

Asmalite produced rifles in So Cal in the 60s.

socalgunrunner
02-14-2009, 8:53 AM
Charters arms manufactured a pistol version of the AR-7 called the Explorer Pistol.

pTa
02-14-2009, 9:09 AM
Psss
Be careful you're not buying a sawed off ar7

psssniper
02-14-2009, 11:21 AM
Charter arms it is, Explorer II. Guy was confused and thought it was made by Armalite. Are these legit to transfer?

ivanimal
02-14-2009, 11:27 AM
Yes they are. I have seen them in gun stores but not for a long time.

ke6guj
02-14-2009, 11:30 AM
Charter arms it is, Explorer II. Guy was confused and thought it was made by Armalite. Are these legit to transfer?
Just be aware that it may be a pistol AW in original configuration. IIRC, the magazine is in front of the grip.

jmlivingston
02-14-2009, 11:40 AM
Just be aware that it may be a pistol AW in original configuration. IIRC, the magazine is in front of the grip.


Sure enough, if it's the same as this one on Gunbroker: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=122811422#PIC