The only thing cooler than a retro AR15 build is a retro AR10 build. Or so Brownell’s hopes . . .
Brownell’s newest old rifle is their first complete rifle for sale: a faithful recreation of Eugene Stoner’s iconic AR10. Faithful as in period correct in every detail.
The new old rifle comes with the charging handle on top of the receiver — just like Mr. Stoner’s original design.
It’s available in 1950’s-era brown furniture. The bayonet lug? Yeah they looked just like that.
You can also buy the black furniture used on later models.
The carry handle is as the carry handle was.
The retro rifle’s charging handle feels much sturdier than the current AR10 charging handles. And just as sturdy — and no sturdier — than the original.
The Dutch style open three prong flash hider looks authentic. Because it is.
You want a period correct Argentinian style closed three prong flash hider? Just tick the correct box.
AR’s have evolved. The retro AR10’s charging handle will get hot quickly. The Dutch flash hider will make a weird sound. You can’t mount an optic on the gun. Its barrel isn’t free floated. Brownell’s
Brown Bess AR10 won’t even take Magpul Pmags.
Its flaws are absolutely perfect and have aged as well as CIndy Crawford’s. I forgot to mention the Brownell’s AR10 costs around $1,500. Sorry, typewriters are hard work.