+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: AIA (Australian International Arms ) barrel thickness question ?

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Member Florey55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Last On
    12-15-2019 @ 04:48 PM
    Location
    Sunny Sydney in Australia
    Age
    65
    Posts
    27
    Local Date
    04-04-2020
    Local Time
    07:41 AM

    AIA (Australian International Arms ) barrel thickness question ?

    Hi fellow enthusiasts,

    After buying a second-hand, and very lightly used, AIA (Australianicon International Arms) M10 No. 4 about a year ago, and being very delighted with it, (the first picture)..

    then, after seeing this NIB / unfired B3 pop up for sale a couple of weeks ago, I pounced on it....

    I know that I paid too much for it, but I have never ever seen one come up for sale before. (the second picture)



    Refreshing your memory, the limited edition B3 (150 units which were sold in an heartbeat ) is fitted with a tapered bore barrel from a GE 134 mini-gun and is rated for 100,000 + rounds life.

    My question is, which AIA model has the thickest barrel? The B2 or the B3?

    The B2 is the third picture.
    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	AIA-1.JPG‎
Views:	176
Size:	91.4 KB
ID:	103231   Click image for larger version

Name:	AIA-2.JPG‎
Views:	168
Size:	60.3 KB
ID:	103232   Click image for larger version

Name:	AIA-3.JPG‎
Views:	196
Size:	60.8 KB
ID:	103233  

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Age
    2010
    Posts
    All Threads
     

  3. #2
    Contributing Member bros's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last On
    Today @ 04:33 PM
    Location
    yukon
    Posts
    230
    Local Date
    04-03-2020
    Local Time
    01:41 PM
    The B2 match has the largest diameter barrel.





    Quote Originally Posted by Florey55 View Post
    Hi fellow enthusiasts,

    After buying a second-hand, and very lightly used, AIA (Australianicon International Arms) M10 No. 4 about a year ago, and being very delighted with it, (the first picture)..

    then, after seeing this NIB / unfired B3 pop up for sale a couple of weeks ago, I pounced on it....

    I know that I paid too much for it, but I have never ever seen one come up for sale before. (the second picture)

    Refreshing your memory, the limited edition B3 (150 units which were sold in an heartbeat ) is fitted with a tapered bore barrel from a GE 134 mini-gun and is rated for 100,000 + rounds life.

    My question is, which AIA model has the thickest barrel? The B2 or the B3?

    The B2 is the third picture.

  4. Thank You to bros For This Useful Post:


  5. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  6. #3
    Really Senior Member limpetmine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Last On
    Today @ 02:59 PM
    Location
    US of A
    Posts
    881
    Local Date
    04-03-2020
    Local Time
    03:41 PM
    Nice rifles and never seen in the US. A few of the 7.62x39's made it in before the Vietnamese Teak wood got them the banhammer.
    You don't happen to know any production numbers for that one, do you?
    Thanks,

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Australian International Arms - AIA M10 No. 4 Mk. IV
    By paul_costall in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-08-2014, 11:50 PM
  2. Australian Arms Auction May 4-5 2013
    By newbieDAN in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-05-2013, 12:00 AM
  3. Australian International Arms.
    By A. F Medic in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-06-2009, 06:41 AM
  4. Response from Australian International Arms
    By Cantom in forum The Watering Hole OT (Off Topic) Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-23-2007, 01:48 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts