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Australia   SAR

SAR = Semi-Auto Rifle © Australian Automatic Arms

The AAA - SAR was a continuation of the Leader Dynamics T2 MK5 rifle after AAA purchased the rights and moved production to Tasmania. The most significant difference, from the T2 MK5 is the absence of the carrying handle.

Imported from 1986 to 1989, these were shipped with only a five round or 20 round magazine. Some of these rifles were imported with 508 mm (20 in) barrels. The MSRP in the late 1980's was $663.

A single prototype was made with an AR15 type bolt. The future plans were to change to this bolt type for all future models.

The select-fire version of this rifle is the AR.

Australian Automatic Arms - 9mm Carbine (9x19mm Parabellum)
A 9mm blowback version of the SAC.

Australian Automatic Arms - 9mm Pistol (9x19mm Parabellum)
A 9mm blowback version of the SAP.

Australian Automatic Arms - 9mm SMG (9x19mm Parabellum)
A 9mm blowback version of the AC, available with or without a stock.

Australian Automatic Arms - AC (5.56 NATO)
This is the carbine version of the AAA AR.

Australian Automatic Arms - AR (5.56 NATO)
The full-auto variant of the SAR.

Australian Automatic Arms - MP (5.56 NATO)
This is the pistol version of the AAA AC, different only in lacking the stock.

Australian Automatic Arms - SAC (5.56 NATO)
This is the semi-automatic version of the AAA AC.

Australian Automatic Arms - SAP (5.56 NATO)
This is the semi-automatic version of the AAA MP.

Australian Automatic Arms - SAR (5.56 NATO)
This is the semi-automatic version of the AAA AR. (shown on this page)

Australian Automatic Arms - SP (5.56 NATO)
This is a sporterized version of the AAA SAR.

Australian Automatic Arms - SP20 (5.56 NATO)
This is a sporterized version of the AAA SAR with a 20" barrel.

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Giorgio, Charles (1982-11-16). United States Patent 4,358,986: Rifle Bolt Assemblies. | Download

Australian Automatic Arms. SAR .223 (5.56mm) Sporting Rifle Manual: Also Applicable to Models SAC & SAP. | Download

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Australian Automatic Arms. AR/SAR, AC/SAR, & MP/SAP: Catalog (Undated). | Download

Leader Dynamics. Leader Mk 5 Sporting Rifle Handbook (undated).

Popenker, Max. Leader Dynamics T2, AAA Leader SAR / SAC semi-automatic rifle. World Guns. | Website

Johnston, Gary Paul & Nelson, Thomas B. (2010). The World's Assault Rifles (First Printing). Ironside International Publishers, Inc., P.54-56. | ISBN 9780935554007 | Amazon

Australian Automatic Arms. Plant Sale: 9mm - 5.56 (Undated). | Download

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^ AAA SAP Prototype SN.100000
This prototype is believed to be the only SAP manufactured with a multi-lug AR15 type bolt.© RARCO Engineering

^ AAA SAP Prototype SN.100000 (with stock)
SAP with AR15 bolt and folding stock.© RARCO Engineering

^ AAA SAR & Leader T2 Series Stock Bolt
The replacement stock bolt can be found at Fastenal as part #1123172, made by Holo-Krome. This uses a 5/32 hex driver like the OEM bolt. © Aftermath Gun Club

^ T2 Series US Patent 4,358,986
This patent shows the receiver and bolt drawings, as well as the trigger housing (lower receiver) and firing control group.

Semi-Auto Rifle
Out Of Production

5.56 NATO

Designer: Charles St George
Designed: 1978
Country of Manufacture: Australia
Importer: California Armory

Technical Specifications:
Barrel: Chrome lined 6 RH groves 1/9 (1/7 optional), hammer forged
Barrel Length: 412 mm (16.22 in)
Overall Length: 910 mm (35.83 in)
Weight Unloaded: 3.4 kg (7.5 lb)
Function: Automated gas operation
Gas System: Short-stroke gas piston operation
Bolt Type: Rotating bolt, positively locked, triangular lugged
Return Type: Dual guide rods, encapsulated springs
Muzzle Velocity: 975 m/sec (3200 fps) m/s (3199 ft/s)
Feed System: STANAG
Factory Sights: Front: Protected post. Rear: Revolving aperture, windage adjustable
Sight Radius: 420 mm (16.54 in)
Scope Mount: Compatiable with 3/4 mounts

All measurements are automatically converted from metric and then rounded to two decimal points.