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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 7/11/2001 5:22:14 PM EDT
Hi Guys: Have you been at the Bushmaster website lately: http://www.bushmaster.com/ They are claiming that in 1999 just 120.000 AR-15 were sold to the civilian market in the U.S. This sounds incredibly low to me. Are there so few of us? I am shocked. What do you guys think? FRIZ
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 5:25:55 PM EDT
It would be interesting to hear a dealers comments on this. However, this sounds reasonable but probably does not include private transfers, non ffl transfers, etc.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 5:30:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 5:31:44 PM EDT
I beleive that is COMPLETE rifles.........think of all the kits.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 5:33:08 PM EDT
ArmaLite estimates over 8,000,000 since the beginning.[smoke]
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 6:43:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HANGFIRE: ArmaLite estimates over 8,000,000 since the beginning.[smoke]
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Does this just included civilian sales? I would imagine LEO or military transers to be a much higher number (around 30+ million), so I'm just making an assumption here. [brown]Evil Jewbroni~[/brown]
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 7:08:47 PM EDT
[url]www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=36595[/url]
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 7:12:49 PM EDT
Damn, who got the other 14 I missed.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 7:35:27 PM EDT
120,000 in one year is pretty good. That was during the Y2K craze too, so my bets are that is unusually high for sales. Were these newly manufactured AR-15s or used and new sold through FFLs? You didn't specify. If they are all new, and it seems from the way it is quoted that they were, that is a very high figure.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 8:07:19 PM EDT
I wish I had one of the 120,000.
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 8:46:57 PM EDT
That's 333.33333 a day, 7 days a week. From that perspective it sounds like alot. If you add the total sold from all of the other AR15 manufacturers that year the number would be a Hell of alot higher. ColtShorty GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 8:49:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 9:25:38 PM EDT
[img]http://www.bushmaster.com/documents/news/99ar15production.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 9:29:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: I wish I had one of the 120,000.
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You probably have 1 of the 10 million 10/22's, and 1 of 15 million .38's. With high-powered weapons like that, who needs an AR15? [brown]Evil Jewbroni~[/brown]
Link Posted: 7/11/2001 9:55:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 7:47:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/12/2001 8:15:04 PM EDT
Troy, Am one of those you spoke of. Before '94, only had 3 pistols: Ruger MkII, S&W 36 & 29, at 20 years of shooting & reloading. AR friends around the ban, have made ARs easy to buy now. Thank you all. Be safe.
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