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Handbook on the Armalite AR-10 Infantry Rifle Cal 7.62 NATO

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Handbook on the Armalite AR-10 Infantry Rifle Cal 7.62 NATO

43 pages, about 6" x 8", glossy soft-cover in full color. New re-print restored and digitally enhanced from a nice original. Printed on high quality 20# 97 bright acid free paper. Fully Illustrated.

Contents - Index:

  • Pages: 43
  • Description and Tech Data
  • OPERATION AND HANDLING
  • DISASSEMBLY QAND ASSEMBLY FOR CLEANING AFTER FIRING
  • Disassembly of the trigger mechanism
  • Functioning of the weapon
  • Gas Adjustment]Sight Adjustment
  • Cleaning the Weapon (detailed)
  • Accessories

The AR-10 is a 7.62 mm battle rifle developed by Eugene Stoner in the late 1950s at ArmaLite, then a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. When first introduced in 1956, the AR-10 used an innovative straight-line barrel/stock design with phenolic composite and forged alloy parts resulting in a small arm significantly easier to control in automatic fire and over 1 lb (0.45 kg) lighter than other infantry rifles of the day. Over its production life, the original AR-10 was built in relatively small numbers, with fewer than 9,900 rifles assembled.

In 1957, the basic AR-10 design was rescaled and substantially modified by ArmaLite to accommodate the .223 Remington cartridge, and given the designation AR-15. ArmaLite licensed the AR-10 and AR-15 designs to Colt Firearms. The AR-15 eventually became the M16 rifle.