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AR = Automatic Rifle © Australian Automatic Arms

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

The rifle was listed as available with a 20" barrel, but when preparing notes for this firearm, no photo source was found (copyrighted or otherwise).

In the United States it is narrowly possible a few of them were imported in time for NFA registration before the 1986 Firearm Owners Protection Act. The AR was only available to Class III dealers in and law enforcement agencies.


Forgotten Weapons (2011-10-11). Leader Dynamics T2 Mk V Rifle. YouTube. | Website

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

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

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

^ 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.

This model is a variant, more information is available on the Australian Automatic Arms - SAR page.

Assault Rifle
Select Fire
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
Rate Of Fire: 650/900 rpm
Muzzle Velocity: 975 m/s (3199 ft/s)
Feed System: STANAG
Factory Sights: Iron 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.