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Eugene Morrison Stoner passed away on this day in 1997 at the age of 74. The man most associated with the design of the AR-15, which was modified and adopted by the US military as the M16, is regarded by most historians, along with John Browning and John Garand, as one of the United States’ most successful military firearms designers of the 20th century.
He is also, along with the Soviet designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, considered by some historians as one of the two men whose work most shaped the events of the last half of the 20th century.
The prolific designer of rifles began work in the aircraft industry before taking his expertise, along with plenty of new notions about engineering and alloys, to ArmaLite where his career in firearms design really took off. (Read more ...)
Tyranny derives from the oligarchy's "mistrust of the people; hence they deprive them of arms, ill-treat the lower class, and keep them from residing in the capital. These are common to oligarchy and tyranny." - Aristotle
Did you know?
From 1964 until 1967 Winchester sacrificed quality to maintain low pricing and buyers began using the phrase "pre 64" to describe the better made and therefore more desireable Winchesters.
With over 7,000,000 sold, the Remington 870 holds the record for the best-selling shotgun in US history, but has not matched the longevity of the Winchester model 12 (which was produced for over 90 years)
The term Doglock refers to the lock that superseded the true flintlock in both rifles and pistols in the 17th century. Commonly used throughout Europe in the 1600's, it gained popular favor in the British and Dutch military.
Much like the later flintlock devices it contained the flint, frizzen, and pan, yet had an external catch as a half cock safety, known as the "dog". This added safety to the firearm in that it would not accidentally go off "half-cocked". This fell out of favor with the British before 1720. Later flintlocks would contain no such catch.
↑Blackmore, Howard L. British Military Firearms, 1650-1850. Greenhill Pr, 1994.
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