List of ArmaLite rifles
An Armalite rifle (AR) is one of a series of rifles made by the ArmaLite company, or more generally a rifle based on one of their designs, such as the ArmaLite AR-15 rifle. Eugene Stoner, Jacques Michault, Melvin Johnson, Robert Fremont and Jim Sullivan are some of the designers credited with their development. In the United States, these rifles are generally known by their model numbers. The AR before the model number stands for "ArmaLite Rifle".
|Model number||Model name||Cartridges||Manufacturers||Notes||Image|
|AR-5||Aircrew survival weapon||.22 Hornet||ArmaLite||A bolt-action, take-down survival rifle designed to be manufactured with the extensive use of aluminium and synthetic materials.|
|AR-7||Explorer||.22 Long Rifle||ArmaLite, Charter Arms, Henry Repeating Arms||A semi-automatic, take-down survival rifle designed to be manufactured with the extensive use of aluminium and synthetic materials.|
|AR-10||7.62×51mm NATO, .308 Winchester||Fairchild ArmaLite, Artillerie Inrichtingen (AI)||A lightweight battle rifle designed to be manufactured with the extensive use of aluminium and synthetic materials.|
|AR-15||.223 Remington, 5.56 NATO||ArmaLite, Colt's Manufacturing Company||A lightweight designed to be manufactured with the extensive use of aluminium and synthetic materials. Smaller version of the AR-10 and the predecessor of the United States military M16 rifle. Developed by Colt into the semi-automatic Colt AR-15. Also known as "The Black Rifle".|
|AR-18||5.56×45mm NATO||ArmaLite, Howa Machinery Company, Sterling Armaments Company||An inexpensive, easy to make, stamped steel rifle. Also, known as "The Widowmaker" in Northern Ireland.|
|AR-180||5.56×45mm NATO||Howa Machinery Company, Sterling Armaments Company||Semi-automatic rifle version of the AR-18.|
|AR-30, AR-30A1, AR-31||.308 Winchester, .300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua||ArmaLite||Bolt-action rifle based in part on the ArmaLite AR-50 rifle.|
|AR-50||.50 BMG||ArmaLite||Single-shot, .50 caliber bolt-action sniper and long range target rifle.|
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