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  • Knights Armament SR-47

    07/28/2003 12:57:26 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 49 replies · 4,431+ views
    Quarterbore ^ | April 2003 | SCOTT GOURLEY
    US special operations forces have received a small number of new assault rifles optimised for the type of cave-complex fighting experienced in Afghanistan. The weapons are based on the M-4/M-4A1 carbine variants of the M-16 assault rifle family, but fire the 7.62 x 39mm Soviet-designed cartridge and magazines used in the AK-47 assault rifle. Knight's Armament Company of Vero Beach, Florida, delivered the first six rifles, called the SR-47 (Stoner Rifle-47), to the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in January. The company received a contract for an initial six weapons in late October 2001. David Lutz, vice president of military...