Nevertheless, all was not lost for the future of the AR-10 for the US Army continued its interest in the AR-10 and called for some revisions to the basic design. One of the major changes was in the chambering of the smaller .223 Remington cartridge. The resulting rifle design was then designated as the “AR-15” which formally appeared in 1958. Amidst financial troubles, 5 designs to competing Colt, and StoArmaLite was forced to sell off its AR-10 and AR-1ner himself eventually left ArmaLite in 1961. The AR-15 was eventually adopted into the US Army inventory as the well-known “M16” while Colt also took the rifle to the civilian market as the “Colt AR-15” (a registered company trademark) and these were completed as semi-automatic rifles beginning sales in 1963.
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