SOLD FOR: $1900
Serial Number: US214052
Year of Manufacture: 2003-Present
Caliber: .338 Lapua Mag.
Action Type: Bolt Action, Box Magazine Fed
Markings: The left side of the chamber is marked “.338 LAPUA MAG.”. The left of the action is marked with the Armalite logo followed by “AR-30 SER. US214052” over the ARMALITE address.
Barrel Length: 26”, Not Including Muzzle Break
Sights / Optics: The top of the receiver is installed with a one-piece rail for the mounting of optics.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The action is in a black chassis with a texturized rubberized finger groove pistol grip, adjustable comb height, groove for accessories in the bottom of the forend, and a black rubber buttpad. There are a few scattered marks, rubs and scuffs, especially on the right side below the ejection port. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has light wear but is still soft. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Phosphate
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some scattered rubs and scuffs, some have caused smooth spots and others are through the finish. There are a few little marks on the edges of the receiver. There is a scratch or two on the barrel (near the sticker). Most of this wear is from storage, which is understandable as this is not the easiest gun to store… The markings are clear. The screw sockets are undamaged. This rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action works correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One magazine is included in Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: “The .338 Lapua Magnum (8.6×70mm or 8.58×70mm) is a rimless, bottlenecked, centerfire rifle cartridge. It was developed during the 1980s as a high-powered, long-range cartridge for military snipers. It was used in the War in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. As a result of this, it became widely available.
The loaded .338 cartridge is 14.93 mm (0.588 in) in diameter (rim) and 93.5 mm (3.68 in) long. It can penetrate better-than-standard military body armor at ranges of up to 1,000 metres (1,090 yd), and has a maximum effective range of about 1,750 metres (1,910 yd) with C.I.P. conform ammunition at sea level conditions. Muzzle velocity is dependent on barrel length, seating depth, and powder charge, and varies from 880 to 915 m/s (2,890 to 3,000 ft/s) for commercial loads with 16.2-gram (250 gr) bullets, which corresponds to about 6,525 J (4,813 ft?lbf) of muzzle energy.”
“The AR-30 features a 5-round detachable box magazine. Weight is 12 pounds empty. 26 inch chrome-moly barrel, 6 groove, RH 1:10 inch twist and 48 inches overall length. The receiver is modified octagonal form, drilled and slotted for a scope rail. The bolt is a dual front locking lug. There is a Shilen standard single stage trigger with approximately a 5 LB. pull. A muzzle brake is optional on the .308 Win. and .300 Win. Mag models; it is standard on the .338 Lapua model. The scope rail is mil-standard with boss to engage cross-slot on the receiver. Stock comes in 3 sections, extruded forend, machine grip frame with vertical grip, forged and machined removable buttstock. The buttplate is vertically adjustable, specifically built for heavy calibers.”
This gun has only light handling and storage wear, the bolt face and sticker lead us to believe that it may not have been fired outside the factory.
It is a potent, purpose-built rifle, built to serve a purpose, and it will serve that purpose better than any other out there.
Please see our pictures and good luck!