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Made with brand new, fully-modern materials, Brownells Retro Rifles are faithful copies of classic Eugene Stoner designs. Hold history in your hands. Get a Brownells Retro Rifle today.

Brownells Model: BRN-PROTO® Rifle 5.56mm

1959

The Brownells Model BRN-PROTO™ Rifle is a faithful replica of the Eugene Stoner's very first AR-15 prototype. If you're an AR-15 aficionado or collector, the BRN-PROTO™ is a rifle you should not be without!

  • Chambered for modern 5.56x45mm NATO (.223 Remington compatible) ammunition
  • Robust forged/machined 7075 T6 aluminum receivers
  • Matte gray anodizing
  • 20" barrel with 1-12" rifling
  • Rifle-length gas tube
  • Chrome-plated bolt / carrier group
  • Includes 25rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

Brownells Model: BRN-605® Rifle 5.56mm

1965

The Brownells Model BRN-605™ Rifle replicates the look of the experimental-only, never-issued Colt™ Model 605, the first attempt at making an AR-style carbine.

  • XM16E1 Style Lower Receiver with partial "magazine fence"
  • XM16E1 Upper Receiver
  • Matte gray anodizing
  • 15.5" 5.56x45mm NATO Barrel with 1-12" twist & chrome bore
  • Chrome, Bolt Carrier Group with forward assist serrations
  • Pinned & Welded 3-Prong Flash Hider, no bayonet lug
  • Black buttstock, pistol grip & handguard assembly
  • Includes 20rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

Brownells Model: BRN-10A Rifle .308

1955-1960

The BRN-10® by Brownells brings back to life the original Eugene Stoner, lightweight 308 battle rifle. The BRN-10A barrel features a heavy barrel with distinctive and functional fluting under the handguard.

  • Heavy contoured barrel with aggressive fluting underneath the handguard
  • 3-Prong, Dutch style flash hider with nitride finish
  • Brown Retro furniture to mimic original fiberglass look
  • Weight: 9 lbs
  • Receivers designed by FM Products are machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum
  • Trigger style charging handle underneath the carry handle is retained by internal detent system
  • 308 Winchester 20” QPQ 1-10 Rifle Length Barrel Assembly manufactured by Faxon
  • Brownells Retro Buttstock Assembly & Pistol Grip

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Brownells Model: BRN-10B Rifle .308

1955-1960

The BRN-10® by Brownells brings back to life the original Eugene Stoner, lightweight 308 battle rifle. The BRN-10B features a lightweight barrel, which allows for a quick handling package.

  • Lightweight barrel assembly
  • Closed prong, Portuguese style flash hider with nitride finish
  • Black Retro furniture to mimic later production AR-10® rifles
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • Receivers designed by FM Products are machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum
  • Trigger style charging handle underneath the carry handle is retained by internal detent system
  • 308 Winchester 20” QPQ 1-10 Rifle Length Barrel Assembly manufactured by Faxon
  • Brownells Retro Buttstock Assembly & Pistol Grip

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Brownells Model: BRN-601® Rifle 5.56mm

1959-1964

The Brownells Model BRN-601® Rifle recreates the classic design of the original AR-15 issued to the United States Military in the early 1960s.

  • Model 601 Style Lower Receiver with slab side
  • Slickside Upper Receiver
  • Matte gray anodizing (not painted)
  • 20" 5.56x45mm NATO Barrel with 1-12 twist & chrome bore
  • Chrome, Duckbill 3 Prong Flash Hider
  • Green buttstock, pistol grip & handguard assembly
  • Includes 20rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

Brownells Model: XBRN16E1® Rifle 5.56mm

1964-1967

The Brownells Model XBRN16E1® Rifle replicates the design of the first AR-15 to be issued in mass numbers to US Army on the ground in Vietnam.

  • XM16E1 Style Lower Receiver with partial "magazine fence"
  • XM16E1 Upper Receiver
  • Matte gray anodizing (not painted)
  • 20" 5.56x45mm NATO Barrel with 1-12 twist & chrome bore
  • Chrome, Bolt Carrier Group with forward assist serrations
  • 3 Prong Flash Hider
  • Black buttstock, pistol grip & handguard assembly
  • Includes 20rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

Brownells Model: BRN-16A1® Rifle 5.56mm

1967-1982

The Brownells BRN-16A1® Rifle replicates the iconic M16A1 rifle issued to thousands of US Soldiers, Marines, Sailors & Airmen.

  • M16A1 Style Lower Receiver with full "magazine fence"
  • M16A1 Upper Receiver
  • Matte gray anodizing (not painted)
  • 20" 5.56x45mm NATO Barrel with 1-12 twist & chrome bore
  • Mil-Spec Phosphate/Chrome Bolt Carrier Group
  • A1 Flash Hider
  • Black buttstock, pistol grip & handguard assembly
  • Includes 20rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

Brownells Model: XBRN177E2® Rifle 5.56mm

1967-1982

The Brownells XBRN177E2® Carbine is an homage to the classic carbine used by US troops in Vietnam.

  • M16A1 Style Lower Receiver with full "magazine fence"
  • M16A1 Upper Receiver
  • Matte gray anodizing (not painted)
  • 12.7" 5.56x45mm NATO Barrel with 1-12 twist & chrome bore
  • XM177 flash hider with grenade ring (pinned and welded to meet legal length)
  • Mil-Spec Phosphate/Chrome Bolt Carrier Group
  • Black CAR buttstock, pistol grip & handguard assembly
  • Includes 20rd Magazine, GI Operations Manual & Chamber Flag

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