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The ArmaLite AR-10 is a 7.62×51mm NATO battle rifle developed by Eugene Stoner in the late 1950s and manufactured by ArmaLite, then a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. When first introduced in 1956, the AR-10 used an innovative straight-line barrel/stock design with phenolic composite and forged alloy parts resulting in a small arm significantly easier to control in automatic fire and over 1 lb (0.45 kg) lighter than other infantry rifles of the day. Over its production life, the original AR-10 was built in relatively small numbers, with fewer than 10,000 rifles assembled. However, the ArmaLite AR-10 would become the progenitor for a wide range of firearms.
In 1957, the basic AR-10 design was rescaled and substantially modified by ArmaLite to accommodate the .223 Remington cartridge, and given the designation ArmaLite AR-15.In 1959, ArmaLite sold its rights to the AR-10 and AR-15 to Colt Firearms due to financial difficulties, and limitations in terms of manpower and production capacity. After modifications (most notably, the charging handle was re-located from under the carrying handle like AR-10 to the rear of the receiver), the new redesigned rifle was subsequently adopted by the U.S. military as the M16 Rifle. Colt continued to use the AR-15 trademark for its line of semi-automatic-only rifles, which it marketed to civilian and law-enforcement customers as the Colt AR-15. With the expiration of its patent, other manufacturers began producing their own variants, known as AR-15 style rifles.
For sale or trade is my AR10 match rifle. Ultra rare Mega Arms MATEN matched upper /lower, mega arms build kit with a Gissele 2 stage match trigger and Magpul PRS stock. Wilson Combat 20" Super Sniper match barrel, and an Athlon ARES BTR HD 4.5-27×50 FFP IR Mil optic.
With optic: Looking for...
Never shoot this and moved away from the 308 cartridge. If I hadn’t painted it I might just swap a 6.5cm barrel in it but I already painted it all lol
fixed 10x scope. Nothing special but works well
built this when my 17yo was 13 and I was teaching him about shooting at unknown distances...
Aero Precision Upper with a heavy KM Tactical 22" 6.5 Creedmoor barrel. Topped with a Vortex 6-18X44 Scope and tipped with a quality muzzlebrake. Rifle length gas tube with a SupArms adjustable gas block. Fits DPMS style lowers. Located in Tucson/Southern AZ. $850.00 OBO
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