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Posted: 5/12/2001 11:52:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2001 12:02:16 PM EDT by Derek45]
I wonder what ever happened to the original Armalite prototype AR15s. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/030/5L/dk/i1/4l26250.jpg[/img] This is number 000003. I think they have one at the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Photo is from "THE BALCK RIFLE", ISBN # 0-88935-115-5
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 11:55:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 11:58:32 AM EDT
I saw in a gun rag that Armalite is coming back out with a original model.Called the AR-10B {this is .308,do not know if the plan on a .223 model or not.}
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 11:59:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2001 11:59:41 AM EDT by LARRYG]
The early AR10's used waffle mags, garand shooter. Sigman, the 10B is already in production and I don't believe they are planning the same thing with the .223/5.56 rifle.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 12:01:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/12/2001 12:00:15 PM EDT by Derek45]
The AR15 Armalites were 25 like above. Early Colts AR15 were steel "waffle" 20, later ones alloy 20.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 12:02:51 PM EDT
That rifle in the picture has a sling swivel on the pistol grip. cool!
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 12:07:32 PM EDT
Yep, sling swivel on pistol grip. Notice the charging handle is inside the carry handle, the mag catch and bolt release are different, the tapered round handguards, fiberglass buttstock.... I have a larger 2048x1424 pic here: [url]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/031/rw/Jo/om/5620172.jpg[/url]
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 2:49:32 PM EDT
I have seen them, and held a couple, also. As well as the first (serial no. 000000) Colt M16. They are owned by Reed Knight, of Knight's Armament Company.
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 3:19:09 PM EDT
How was the sling swivel on the grip used?
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 5:30:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 7:13:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Garand Shooter: I thought the prototypes used waffle mags......
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The proto AR-10 had waffle mags. This is an AR-15
Link Posted: 5/12/2001 11:35:41 PM EDT
There are several AR10 and AR15 proto's on display at the Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
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