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Leftquot.png The thing's a goddamn Mister Potato Head. Seriously. It's like some kind of ballistic Rule 34: if it exists, there's a way to rail it onto an AR-15. No exceptions. Rightquot.png
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Ah, the Ar-15... is there anything it can't do be?

The rifle that's often referred to (sometimes only half jokingly) as the "Barbie doll for guys" was the brainchild of Eugene Stoner, working forward from his earlier AR-10 design, and first saw production in 1958. Since then, literally millions of AR15s and its variants have been made for the civilian market by just about every company that's ever made guns.

(Okay, so we're exaggerating about that last part; but it really does seem like everybody and their dog has manufactured these things at one time or another.)

With a cornucopia of accessories that would put Mr. Potato Head to shame, the AR15 can adapt to almost any shooting need. Pound for pound, the AR15 is quite possibly the shooter's best buy for under $1000.

That's none too shabby for a rifle that originally weighed less than 6 lbs.
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The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an 'equalizer.' Egalite implies liberte. And always will. Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny.
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A ten-shot harmonica pistol at the National Firearms Museum
Harmonica gun or Slide gun is the term used to describe a form of percussion firearm which was breech loaded with a steel slide, containing a number of chambers bored in it. Each chamber contained a separate primer, powder charge, and projectile . The slide was inserted in an opening in the breech action and could be advanced laterally to bring a fresh round into place - either by means of a lever, or simply by cocking the hammer.

The most famous maker of Harmonica guns was Jonathan Browning, father of John Moses Browning. Commencing in 1834 in Quincy, Illinois, he began to make Harmonica guns and more conventional revolving rifles. He continued to improve on the principle after his conversion to Mormonism and emigration to Nauvoo, Illinois, and finally Ogden, Utah.

One of John Browning's slide guns is on display in the John Browning home and gun shop museum in Nauvoo, pictured below.

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