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Posted: 10/23/2001 10:40:34 AM EDT
Hi guys,look at this weapon:
http://www.airsoftplayers.com/guninfo/car15.asp

This is a Soft Air gun....
But does it really exist or it is a Japanese invenction??
What does the word "CAR" means?
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 11:00:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2001 10:55:23 AM EDT by Chimborazo]

Hi guys,look at this weapon:
www.airsoftplayers.com/guninfo/car15.asp

This is a Soft Air gun....
But does it really exist or it is a Japanese invenction??
What does the word "CAR" means?




Colt Accurized Rifle?
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 11:09:55 AM EDT
CAR= Carbine 15
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 11:10:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2001 11:05:36 AM EDT by Tuukka]
This is the Air Soft version of the first prototype version of a Colt carbine.

The main differences that it had before the first XM177s were the short A1 style handguards and the telestock which was only used in these proto models.

CAR in this case means Colt Automatic Rifle

ADDED: More info on these models can be found in "The Black Rifle" and "Special Warfare, Special Weapons" books.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 11:25:43 AM EDT
So many different answers regarding what CAR stands for. I really don't know.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 1:57:36 PM EDT
Well, I know the AR stands for Armalite 15, since Armalite designed and sold the rifle, Colt only later produced for the military. My guess was Carbine Armalite 15.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 3:39:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2001 3:36:58 PM EDT by Tuukka]

Originally Posted By Tuukka:

CAR in this case means Colt Automatic Rifle

Link Posted: 10/23/2001 3:44:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/23/2001 3:40:58 PM EDT by a2carbine]
"This is the Air Soft version of the first prototype version of a Colt carbine"

Thas right and I would LOVE! to find a stock set like that for my carbine.


ps: I was always told that AR stands for Armalite rifle,so you have the Armalite Rifle#18 or 10 or 15 ect.
And car was just short for carbine.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 3:48:48 PM EDT
Colt Accurized Rifle, as in the CAR-15. I don't *think* you will see any other manufacture claim to ahve a "CAR-15" only such thins as AR-15,, XM15, etc. . .

http://www.colt.com/colt/html/a2f1_coltaccrifle.html

-Justin
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 3:51:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 3:55:52 PM EDT
Well they said "Colt Accurized Rifle" but they did not said thats what car stands for.

Anyway that was a big a$$ 24" I have only known CAR to but 16" or less.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 3:57:14 PM EDT
The CAR means also the Colt Accurized Rifle, BUT for the third time: in THIS case it refers to Colt Automatic Rifle

Link Posted: 10/24/2001 12:13:47 AM EDT
Guys...but this rifle was ever been used or builted?
Somebody said me that It was used in Vietnam...is this right??
Thanks. ;)
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 1:11:46 AM EDT
www.diddybop.demon.co.uk/shorty.htm

Check it out. Pretty good info.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 10:21:42 AM EDT
Oh thanks for the info!!
About the A1 short handguards ad the stock of the soft air gun?
In the link I can see a standard M4 folding stock and A2 short handguards....that's ok, but I have never seen a REAL CAR15 like the one that I described or that look like the japanese replica.
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