The SOCIMI AR-832 is a battle rifle of Italian origin. This rifle is gas operated and is chambered in the 7.62x51mm NATO round fed from 20 round BM59 magazines.
The "AR" series of SOCIMI assault rifles were made in limited numbers when the Italian Special Forces, the Comsubin, San Marco Battalion, Italian Marines, and the Col Moschin Regiment opened a trial for a new service assault weapons cache instead of the Berretta AR-70. SOCIMI realized 2 assault rifles, the AR-832/FS and the AR-870. None of those rifles were ever adopted by any of the Italian forces. The Italian Special Forces, at the end of the trials, eventually reverted to the Berretta AR-70/90 series.
The AR-832/FS was considered heavy for an assault rifle, but this also has the effect of fighting recoil and barrel climb. It has the novel feature of a special gas regulator that allows the capability of firing rifle grenades with normal ammunition that can normally only be fired using ballistite cartridges. It is also a simple weapon to strip and maintain, and is very tolerant to dirt and abuse.