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Posted: 6/1/2002 6:06:23 AM EDT
If you're on the board I've got a quick question...........
Link Posted: 6/1/2002 6:17:43 AM EDT

Link Posted: 6/1/2002 6:28:51 AM EDT
We were discussing Stoner, etc., the other day in another thread and you mentioned a book that I have not heard about.

Back in the 1950's, the first .22 rifle designed by ArmaLite was the "Stoppette" (Believe it or not.) and was probably designated as the AR-11 - the caliber was .222.
Now, I know who did 'not' design this rifle - Stoner, Sullivan, Fremont, etc., but have never been able to find out who did design the rifle.

Does your book mention anything about the "Stoppette" or the AR-11 ??????

Link Posted: 6/1/2002 6:33:50 AM EDT
No, this book only covers the history of military rifles.

Link Posted: 6/1/2002 6:41:56 AM EDT
No, this book only covers the history of military rifles.

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Thanks very much.  I was hoping I might get lucky.
Just FYI, the "Stoppette" was the test vehicle for the Small Caliber High Velocity (SCHV) round and the forerunner to the AR-15. Looked kind of like the AR-3 which was the forerunner of the AR-10.
Link Posted: 6/1/2002 6:42:51 AM EDT
sgtar, did you ever get a diagnoses? How are you??
Link Posted: 6/1/2002 7:07:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/1/2002 7:24:02 AM EDT
5subslr5, get ahold of Gus. His father was directly involved in the R&D of the .223 round. He might be able to help you.
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Striker, I don't know Gus..............?????

Help !!

(Old crap like this doesn't matter much but I've become semi-obsessed because I've tried for years, unsuccessfully, to find this info - Mark Westrom doesn't know and H. James Sullivan knew but can't remember.....)
Link Posted: 6/1/2002 8:31:59 AM EDT
I was hoping I might get lucky.
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So is the Sgt with his rebuilt unit.
Link Posted: 6/1/2002 8:40:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/1/2002 9:47:16 AM EDT
[email][email protected][/email]
He posted a thread quite a while ago about the rifles that were custom made for testing the .223 cartridge. He has the one made for his father. It was very interesting stuff.
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I 'DO' remember this guy and he might very well be helpful.

Thanks Striker !  (And the hunt goes on.)
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