The AR-10 is the .308 variant of the AR-15, the civilian model of the M16. It uses a 5, 10, or 20-round box magazine and fires in semi-automatic operation (with the exception of the first prototype). The gun is rarely used in movies, though in Fight Club, Edward Norton says he will bring an Armalite AR-10 gas-operated semi-automatic rifle into work to threaten his boss. The gun is a well known target rifle and hunting rifle.
(1956 - Present)
Type: Battle Rifle
Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO
Capacity: 5, 10, 20 round box magazine
Fire Modes: Safe/Semi-Auto/Full-Auto
The Armalite AR-10 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
The original version of the AR-10 was designed by Eugene Stoner and manufactured by Armalite (then a division of the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation) in 1956. Only four rifles were completed when it was submitted in the competition which aimed to replace the M1 Garand (which was eventually won by the M14). After this an additional 50 or so rifles were built at Armalite's Hollywood workshop (which are today referred to as "Hollywood Humpbacks" due to their manufacturing location and the shape of the carry handle) and given to travelling salesmen in order to pitch their new rifle to various countries.
In 1957 Armalite awarded a five year contract to the Dutch company Artillerie Inrichtingen (A.I.), who produced all subsequent examples of the 10,000 or so original AR-10 which were manufactured. There were three primary variants, being the "Sudanese", the "Transitional" and the "Portuguese". There were numerous other variants such as carbine or sniper weapons along with smaller contract weapons such as the "Guatemalen" which is similar to the "Sudanese" but with a perforated barrel shorud. All military variants of the rifle feature a shroud pinned to the forward section of the barrel, to which is welded differing bayonet lugs or grenade launching rings which varies with the variant. Civilian "Sporter" models were also produced which lack this shroud giving them the appearance of having a slimmer barrel, despite the fact that the actual barrel is the same.
|From Russia with Love||SPECTRE recruits||1963|
|Love and Bullets||FBI agent||1979|
|Superman II||US Marines||1980|
|Terence Stamp||General Zod||Richard Donner Cut|
|Race for the Yankee Zephyr||Ken Wahl||Barney||"Sudanese" model||1981|
|Lesley Ann Warren||Sally||"Portuguese" model|
|The Professional||Jean-Paul Belmondo||Joss Beaumont||"Sudanese" model with scope||1981|
|Sheena: Queen of the Jungle||Soldiers||"Sudanese" model||1984|
|The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (La vengeance du serpent à plumes)||In weapon cache||1984|
|Cop's Honor (Parole de Flic)||Alain Delon||Daniel Pratt||"Sudanese" model||1985|
|Spies Like Us||Afghan warriors||"Sudanese" model||1985|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note/Episode||Air Date|
|The Professionals||Lewis Collins||Bodie||"Kickback"; Sudanese Sporter model with & without scope||1977 - 1983|
|Lewis Collins||Bodie||"Hunter Hunted"; As the "A180 Assault Rifle", "Sudanese" model with Thompson drum magazine, scope, and laser lock sight|
|Martin Shaw||Doyle||"Hunter Hunted"; As the "A180 Assault Rifle", "Sudanese" model with Thompson drum magazine, scope, and laser lock sight|
|Big Game (Bolshaya igra)||Killer||"Guatemalen" model (E01)||1988|
|The Sopranos||Steven R. Schirripa||Bobby Bacala||Soprano Home Movies (6.13)||1999-2007|
|Game Title||Appears as||Mods||Notation||Release Date|
|Driver: Parallel Lines||LI-15||"Sudanese" model||2006|
|Grand Theft Auto III||M16||2001|
Armalite's modern update of the classic AR-10 prototype. It can be identified as an AR-10B because of the modern M16A2-style sights, bayonet lug and muzzle brake. It also tends to have olive-drab furniture. This model is semi-automatic only.
Armalite AR-10 A2
The first M16 based AR-10. Fires semi-automatic. One of the well known civilian weapons, less known in the military role, much like the civilian AR-15.
Armalite AR-10 A2C
Carbine version of A2 model.
Armalite AR-10 A4
Seperated from other AR-10s by the removable carry handle and sight rails.
Armalite AR-10 A4C
Carbine version of A4 model.
|Game Title||Appears As||Mods||Notes||Release Date|
|Takedown: Red Sabre||LRC-308||Various||Available in both 7.62mm NATO and 6.8x43mm SOCOM; both use same model||2013|
Target sport edition of the A4 model.
|American Heist||NOPD sniper||2014|
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Air Date|
|The Unit||Scott Foley||Sgt. Bob Brown||"Dedication"||2006-2009|
Taget model of the AR-10.
|High School of the Dead||2010|
|Game Title||Appears as||Note||Release Date|
|Project Reality||With Badger Ordnance Stabilizer handguard, Harris bipod, and Leupold or ELCAN scope||2005|
|Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009||w/ collapsing stock||2008|
Armalite AR-10 TBN .338
.338 AR-10 A4 target rifle with heavy stainless barrel.