US-made/designed semi-auto rifles ?


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USGuns
May 30, 2003, 03:56 PM
What US-made/designed combat (assault?) rifles are there available for the public to purchase new today? Not single-shot sniper rifles but semi-automatic combat-type rifles and carbines.

AR & variants, M96, Mini14, M1, M1A...

Outside of those, what are the others?

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Ian
May 30, 2003, 04:13 PM
M1 carbine, Mini-14/Mini-30, BAR (sorta...), AR-10...

Destructo6
May 30, 2003, 04:55 PM
AR-180/180B, too.

Sactown
May 30, 2003, 04:58 PM
M82A1

Nightcrawler
May 30, 2003, 05:02 PM
You've got AR-15s from Armalite, Colt, Bushmaster, DPMS, and others, though some use foreign made parts.

You've got M1 Garands and M1As from Springfield Armory, but there are foreign parts in both of them, if you care. SAR M1 Garands use Australian Lithgow receivers, I believe.

You've got the Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30.

There are AR-10s from Armalite and other .308 cal AR rifles from makers such as Knight and DPMS.

You've got USGI M1 Garands and M1 Carbines, and rebuilds from places such as Fulton Armory and Orion 7 Enterprises.

You've got the AR-180 if you can find a preban, and the new Armalite AR-180B if you can't.

You've got the M96 Expeditionary Rifle and Recon Carbine from Robinson Armament (I think they've dropped the 18" carbine barrel).

That's really all I can think of...

USGuns
May 30, 2003, 08:27 PM
The M96 looks pretty slick. Combines the best features of many designs in one package. Too bad it's so pricey but I guess you get what you pay for!

treeprof
May 30, 2003, 08:47 PM
Would the 1918A3 SLR from Ohio Ordnance Works count? Basically a semi BAR: http://www.ohioordnanceworks.com/slr.htm

How about the Thompson MI from Kahr/Auto-Ordnance?

USGuns
May 30, 2003, 11:51 PM
Oh yeah treeprof, forgot about the Thompson M1! http://www.tommygun.com/ao_m1_f.html

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