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AR-15 style rifle

Lightweight semi-automatic based on the Colt AR-15 design


AR-15 style rifle
AR-15 style rifle

An AR-15 style rifle is a lightweight semi-automatic rifle based on the ArmaLite AR-15 design, which is itself a scaled-down derivative of Eugene Stoner's AR-10 design. The then Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation division ArmaLite sold the U.S. Patent 2,951,424 and trademarks to Colt's Manufacturing Company in 1959, but after Colt's gas operated bolt and carrier system patents expired in 1977, Colt retained the trademark and is the exclusive owner of the "AR-15" designation.

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