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Posted: 10/5/2004 4:35:36 AM EST
I know that "AK" stands for "Automat Kalashnikov" and the 47 designates the year of its invention. But is there a meaning or translation of "AR" or "15"???
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:47:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 4:47:43 AM EST by AshNH]
ARmalite ... They developed it, Colt later bought the rights to build it for the Government if I remember my History Channel correctly.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:48:34 AM EST
ARmalite is correct. 15 is the design number I believe.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:58:39 AM EST
"Assault Rifle"

or

"Hip fired bullet sprayer"


Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:59:37 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:04:21 AM EST
Oh cool, I had a funny feeling maybe that was it, but just wanted to be sure. Ok so how about "M-16"???
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:05:06 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 5:13:36 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:17:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 6:17:49 AM EST by _DR]

Originally Posted By Jivana108:
Oh cool, I had a funny feeling maybe that was it, but just wanted to be sure. Ok so how about "M-16"???



Simply a military designation, like M1, m2, m4, m14, m7, m8, m9 etc, etc, etc.

It has been used before. During WWII, the M16 was an Armored half-track that carried a quad CAL. 50 antiaircraft gun that was used to deavasting effect on soft ground targets.

Almost every piece of equipment in the Army has an M designation. Some even have the same as other inventory items, such as the M2 ("ma deuce" CAL .50 machinegun, and the M2 Bradley IFV. Can get confusing when even your bayonet scabbard has a different "M" designation than the bayonet itself (M7, M8A1).

Who knows how they decide, there seems to be no logic, rhyme or reason.

Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:20:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By AshNH:
ARmalite ... They developed it, Colt later bought the rights to build it for the Government if I remember my History Channel correctly.



Let me get this straight - Armalite built the original, but Colt bought the rights to the original?? But I though Colt was the original, and all else were............................??
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:23:11 AM EST
The AR-69 was a vibrator that got scratched from the marketing desk.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 6:52:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hokie:
The AR-69 was a vibrator that got scratched from the marketing desk.


And it was recently located in a trash receptacle in an airport in Austrailia ... shut the place down for a while ...

story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=816&e=1&u=/ap/20041005/ap_on_fe_st/airport_sex_toy
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:17:37 AM EST
Armalite Rifle.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:29:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hokie:
The AR-69 was a vibrator that got scratched from the marketing desk.




Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:45:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By AshNH:
ARmalite ... They developed it, Colt later bought the rights to build it for the Government if I remember my History Channel correctly.



Let me get this straight - Armalite built the original, but Colt bought the rights to the original?? But I though Colt was the original, and all else were............................??


Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:13:23 AM EST
kbhag is correct. If the above link had worked, their whole site is down right now, you can find that info on Armalite's web page. AR does indeed stand for Armalite Rifle, nothing else.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:06:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Big-Bore:
kbhag is correct. If the above link had worked, their whole site is down right now, you can find that info on Armalite's web page. AR does indeed stand for Armalite Rifle, nothing else.



No it stands for ARmalite and nothing else (no Rifle) as some ARs were shotguns...

Freaking Newbies....
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