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Prototype AR-15's, With Pictures!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Badger Arms, Oct 7, 2004.

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  1. Badger Arms

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    From the book, "Black Rifle" comes the following:

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    Note that only 17 were built this way. Number "1" is suspected to have been destroyed in testing. Number 12 is seen above.

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    Number "2" is seen above. This rifle is modified. Note that where the charging handle was, there is a cover-piece of some sort. It originally looked like Number 12.

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    Here's a good comparrison of the original charging handle and the modified one. It was later modified to its current configuration.

    Some dork chimed in over at the AR-15.com industry forum that Armalite never made the AR-15 with a charging handle in the carrying handle opening. I knew they did, but had to get the photos. BTW, it's a great book. If you can find it, buy it. I've got mine... tons of cool stuff like this for fans of the AR-15 or just weapon historians like myself that need fodder to lobby against the M16 incessantly and to the point of nausea!

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