Albert Arms is a firearms manufacturer located in Schweinfurt, Germany. They produce AR-style rifles chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum called ALR-300 and ALR-338 respectively.
Both guns are short stroke gas piston operated and have AR-style bolt carrier group. However, they have some unique features, different from traditional AR-15/AR-10 design. As an instance, the bolt incorporates two rows of locking lugs and dual ejector, which definitely makes it a stronger, more reliable and safer design for the calibers it is chambered in. It also has a spring-loaded firing pin.
The rifles also feature ambidextrous controls: side charging folding handle, safety selector, magazine catch and bolt catch buttons.
The gas system is adjustable with a hole in the valve extension, which fits the cartridge neck. It allows quick adjustments of the system in field conditions.
Takedown pin has a groove matching the rimcut of the cartridge, which allows using a cartridge case to pull the takedown pin out, in case of tight or stuck one.
Both rifles lack forward assist and have a spring-loaded cover for charging handle channel, which hinge opens upward to allow the charging handle tail to run over the buffer tube when pulled back.
Below are some pictures from Albert Arms website showing different stock, muzzle device and color options, as well as a couple of videos:
Overall, these guns have several unique parts and solutions, which set them apart from other AR based large caliber firearms. Innovations combined with German quality should generate some demand for them if introduced in US market.
Waffen Albert GmbH
Am Stichlein 9
97424 Schweinfurt, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: +49 (0)9721 47 63 453