ARMALITE AR-10by: Joseph Putnam Evans
This is the most complete account of the history of the invention, development, manufacture, and use of the ArmaLite AR-10 rifle ever to appear in print. 356 illustrations, 416 pgs.
The road to the U.S.-built AR-10 is followed faithfully and meticulously, with descriptions and numerous illustrations of all the ‘AR’-numbered designs—such as the “Para- Sniper”, a lightweight, .308-caliber bolt-action spoiler fitted with a composite aluminum/stainless steel barrel and foam-filled fiberglass stock (the AR-1); a prospective survival rifle for the U.S. Air Force (the AR-5), and its civilian offshoot, the popular AR-7—through the series of one-off experimental prototypes that led to the 7.62mm NATO caliber ArmaLite AR-10B, a remarkable rifle in many ways. Five hand-produced examples of the AR-10B created a sensation in a number of successful military demonstrations, until coming face to face with the “NIH” factor (Not Invented Here) as espoused by Springfield Armory, where the AR-10 was subjected to a series of nefariously rigged trials before being dismissed as “Not Satisfactory as a Military Service Rifle”.
Publisher: Collector Grade Publications
Publish Date: 01-14-2016