ArmaLite

 incorporated on October 1, 1954
California, Illinois, Arizona

  • October 1, 1954 a subdivision of Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corporation
    – located in Hollywood, California
    – AR-5 was adopted and designated the MA-1  Survival Rifle
  • 1954 Eugene Stoner became Chief Engineer
    – Stoner’s patents become much of ArmaLite’s catalog
  • 1955 AR-10
  • January 1959 trademarked AR-10 & AR-15 to Colt
  • 1959 AR-7 .22 caliber survival rifle
  • 1959 moved from Hollywood to Costa Mesa, California
  • 1961 Stoner left to work as a consultant for Colt
  • 1963 began development on the AR-18
  • 1967 production of the AR-18 began
    – Howa Machinery Company of Nagoya, Japan
    – Howa produced 3,927 AR-180s
    – between October 1970 and February 1974
  • 1968 set up pilot production in Costa Mesa
    – produced 1,171 AR-18s
    – produced 4,018 AR-180s
    – between July 1969 and June 1972
  • 1973  Japanese government halted all exports of AR-18 and AR-180 rifles
  • 1974 Sterling Armament Company of Dagenham, England, was licensed to produce AR180
    – produced 12,362 AR-180s
    – between the 1975 and 1983
    – 10,946 were exported to the United States
  • 1983 Armalite was sold to Elisco Tool Manufacturing Company, of the Philippines
    – Inventory, tooling, and machinery were sent from the U.S. plant to the Philippines
    – unable to carry out the AR-18 production
    – Ferdinand Marcos was overturned and went into exile
  • 1987 US offices closed
  • 1995 sold to Mark Westrom
  • 1995 Eagle was reincorporated as ArmaLite
    – Eagle Arms reduced to a division of ArmaLite
    – headquartered in Geneseo, Illinois
  • 2013 Westrom sold to Strategic Armory Corps (founded in 2011)
    –  AWC Silencers, Surgeon Rifles, Nexus Ammo, and McMillan Firearms
  •  2018 relocated to Phoenix Arizona

Armalite
6567 Santa Monica Boulevard
Hollywood, California


Strategic Armory Corps
Armalite 
525 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85024

623-780-1050

 

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