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Quick AR 15 Facts:
The AR-15 is a semi-automatic
rifle first designed by Eugene
Stoner and L. James Sullivan
The AR 15 was first designed in 1957
Armalite sold the rights to the
AR-15 and AR-10 in 1959 to Colt
Currently manufactured by Armalite, Colt, Bushmaster, Rock
River Arms, Stag Arms, DPMS and others
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The name "AR-15" is a Colt registered trademark, which refers only to the semi-automatic rifle.
Semi-automatic AR-15s for sale to civilians utilize different internal mechanisms for use and are not easily converted to the full automatic M-16; even though both look almost identical in external appearance.
AR 15 Serial Numbers under Armalite * Always Verify with Armalite
AR 15 Serial Numbers over 30,000 was the Pre-Ban cut-off, call to verify.* (Some Eagle lowers below the 30,000 range were determined to be POST ban by BATF - call to verify) Armalite sells Eagle lowers, but sells factory complete rifles with Armalite lowers.
AR 15 Serial Numbers Under Colt* Always Verify - Call to Verify 800-962-COLT