History of the AR-10
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    History of the AR-10

    History of the AR-10. Found this video and I had to post it up. To understand how serious the AK-47 was taken by the US you need to watch this 15 minute film on the AR-10. That is Eugene Stoner coming out of the water firing at the beginning.
    40 megs wmv file. Mods post where ever is the best place?

    http://www.redstararms.com/ar10history.wmv


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    That's an excellent video.

    I ran across it a few years back.

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    I was trying to find a way to post this video here a few weeks back! Excellent vid!
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    will fire longer without cleaning or lubrication than any other known rifle :razz:

    i guess the AK was still top secret back then eh?
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    I'm sold.
    That's a kick ass pitch for that rifle. Makes me want to read up on how the bureau of ordinance managed to make a hash of it as it became the M16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidecarnutz
    I'm sold.
    That's a kick ass pitch for that rifle. Makes me want to read up on how the bureau of ordinance managed to make a hash of it as it became the M16.

    hmm. they had the same pitch for the M16/AR15. i saw an old pop sci article. never have to clean it etc.

    i think it's just a problem of trying to do too many things. jack of all trades master of none. the thing AR15's (and 10's too maybe? i don't know much about the AR10) excel at is accuracy and light weight. trying ot use them as machine guns or in excessively dirty conditions is usually where they fail.


    i wasn't too impressed with the disassembly time or the AR10 either. an AK you can have apart in 10 seconds.


    what's up with the belt fed thing anyway? never seen that before.
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    I had an original Armalite AR-10. The 1950's one, not the current version. It was phenomenally engineered. Stoner did everything to make it light. It not only had a fluted barrel, but even things like the bolt carrier, etc. had lightning cuts in them. It weighed less than the SP1 AR-15 I also had at the time.

    It wasn't without fault though. I had most of the problems that appeared in the early AR-15's. No problem with propellents, but bolt carrier rebound, parts wear, weak waffle mags, etc. I reverse engineered the M16 mods, for example addign the weights to the buffer to get rid of the rebound, and they worked well. But as you changed one thing, others were effected as well. Still, it was a nice rifle.

    It had a fully adjustable gas system on it as well. The gas tube had a screw-in/out valve in the end of it. There was a hole in the front sight tower to turn the screw. You could adjust it pretty much like a FAL, only it took a tool (which I had to make). It was a VERY accurate rifle, and very easy to shoot well.

    Most of the offerings on the small arms market during the same time frame were aimed at a "system" to replace the multiples of different guns everyone had. Usually, like with the FAL or M14/M15, you had a light and heavy version, but ones like the AR-10 and later the G-3 took that a step farther. They had carbine, rifle, HB, blet-fed MG, etc.

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    Nice rifle, they need to start making them again.
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