SOLD FOR: $3085
Make: AR Sales Company, California.
Model: Mark IV. A civilian version of the M14.
Serial Number: 0138
Year of Manufacture: 1974 or 1976. AR Sales Co. receivers were made in 1974 and 1976. No Barrel Date
Caliber: .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm)
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle fed by Detachable Magazine (no magazine is included).
Markings: The top rear of the receiver is marked “U.S. RIFLE / 7.62 MM M14 / W / 0138” and the bottom left flat of the receiver is marked “AR SALES CO #0138” with “SEMI AUTO ONLY M1A” hand scribed right above that. The top of the bolt is marked “7790186 / 66118–EE”. The oprod is marked “7267064 / 66118”. The right side of the barrel shank is marked with a symbol that resembles a half star half diamond and “M”. The top of the barrel is marked “NM”. The trigger pack is marked “7267030 66118”. The hammer is marked “5546008-OM-N”. The safety is marked “SA11”.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight/muzzle brake assembly has been removed and is not included. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture sight set between two protective wings. The windage knob is marked “LEFT” twice and “BME” between alternating arrows. The elevation knob is marked from “2-10” in increments of two, “11”, “M” and “WCE”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a surplus M14 stock. The selector lever cutout at the right rear of the receiver has been filled. The hardwood stock has a pistol grip, metal nose caps, fiberglass handguard, two sling loops and a metal buttplate with hinged door for storage in the butt covered by a flip up metal buttplate. A green canvas sling is attached to the sling loops. The wood shows some minor draglines, tiny nicks, and shallow compressions. There are some more notable compressions on the right side of the buttstock. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright; semi bright near the muzzle. The rifling is deep. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. The oprod and barrel show a faint plum hue. The gas chamber shows some little nicks and dings. The receiver and bolt show operational wear. Most of the markings are deep. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The previously mentioned sling is included. Please note, there is no magazine included with this rifle.
Our Assessment: The AR Sales Company Mark IV is a civilian M14 clone. AR Sales started on the semi-automatic M14 type rifle project in October, 1971. There were two production lots, one in 1974 and the other in 1976. It is built on an investment cast receiver. It was built using AR Sales parts and surplus USGI parts. This is a scarce M14 variant that looks great and should do well at the range. Please see our photos and good luck!.