The American 180 was originally designed by Richard “Dick” Casull (Known more for his work with Freedom Arms and the .454 Casull cartridge) as a fully-automatic .22LR sub machine gun for use by Law Enforcement. The design was loosely-based on the British Lewis Machine Gun. Originally manufactured in Austria and imported to the US, and then later manufactured in Utah. When the 1986 “Machine Gun” ban went into effect, American Arms sold their assets to Illinois Arms Company (ILARCO). In 1987, ILARCO teamed with Feather Industries of Eaton, CO to produce the American SAR 180 Semi-Automatic version of the American 180. There were fewer than 100 SAR 180’s produced, and eventually the partnership was dissolved and ILARCO ceased operations. Currently the SAR 180 is produced on a custom-order basis by E&L Enterprises in Riddle, OR.
This particular rifle is one of the few produced by ILARCO/Feather and was acquired prior to the 1994 Clinton-era “Assault Rifle Ban”. It has never been fired.
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