Colt Ar15





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What ultimately became the Colt AR15 was originally developed by ArmaLite, however due to growing financial concerns the company sold the AR 15 design to Colt. While the uninitiated may assume that “AR” stands for “assault rifle” it is in fact a shortening of the original designation “ArmaLite Rifle.”

In order to keep the company on its feet Armalite’s chief engineer Eugene Stoner turned his attention to fully automatic weapons and the AR-15 was born. The rights to it were immediately sold to Colt who were successful in making the US military adopt it as the M16 rifle. This was the iconic rifle of the US forces in Vietnam and has evolved into the M4 carbine of today.

  • Action: Semi-Auto
  • Caliber: .223 Remington / 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel Length: 20″
  • Capacity: 30+1
  • Trigger: Single-Stage
  • Safety: Manual
  • OAL: 39.50″
  • Weight: 7.70 lbs
  • Stock: A2 Fixed
  • Metal Finish: Black
  • Muzzle: A2 Flash Hider
  • Receiver Material: 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • Sights: A2 Front, Carry Handle Rear
  • Twist: 1:7″
  • Barrel Length: 20″
  • Weight: 7 lbs
  • Purpose: Personal protection / sport

Compatible with both .223 and 5.56x45mm ammo.

Originally developed by Armalite in 1956 as the AR-10 with the new revolutionary selective fire (semi-automatic and automatic firing modes) they failed to impress the US military enough to become the standard infantry full-auto rifle. However Armalite decided to produce 100 prototype models for arms dealer Samuel Cummings to display to foreign forces to secure international sales. Cummings almost sold 7500 AR-10s to Nicaragua but when Nicaragua’s chief military commander, General Anastasia Somoza, personally conducted an endurance trial the bolt sheared off and skimmed passed his head. The entire order was canceled after this and Armalite was in dire strait.


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