In this first part of a special TAB episode examining the history of the ArmaLite AR-10 Vic discusses the early origins, history and development of the now legendary 7.62x51mm rifle.
At the heart of this episode is a remastered version (certainly the best currently available online) of the c.1958 ArmaLite/Fairchild promotional film that features Eugene Stoner and shows many of the early ‘Hollywood’ ArmaLites in action!
The first part of this special documentary concludes with Vic examining a Hollywood-made AR-10B (the last iteration of the US-made AR-10s).
In part two of the episode includes an overview of almost every Artillerie Inrichtingen (A.I.)-made model of AR-10 including the Sudanese, Cuban and Portuguese models!
Check out our website https://armourersbench.com for an indepth article looking at the context, origins, history and development of the AR-10!
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.