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Posted: 10/8/2001 3:45:38 AM EDT
Sunday morning, before our response in Afghanistan, I was in the local gun shop requesting a quote on a Bushie M4gery. The guy behind the counter claimed it may be tough to get a hold of one because alot of AR production has been shifted from civilian to military. Is there any truth to this? I didn't think Bushmaster had a contract other than maybe parts. Just curious. Thanks...Tim
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 3:55:40 AM EDT
I think that your dealer is BSing you. Bushmaster, at one time, had a small US military contract and made M4 carbines. They do produce rifles for export, however. Call or e-mail Busmaster yourself (just ask about availability), their customer service is top notch! Good luck with your purchase!
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 6:22:03 AM EDT
Right now Bushmaster has decided not to export anything firearm related out of the States. But I think this has more to do with airfreight and heightened security measures than it has to do with wartime production. Kuiper
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 6:27:57 AM EDT
Given the incredible, shrinking military under the klinton administration, I would think that the US Military has warehouses full of extra guns.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 8:48:02 AM EDT
They do. Lots of M16A1s. They're perfectly good with a new barrel that'll handle the 62 gr ammo, of if the old M93 is available.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 7:22:42 PM EDT
I heard Bushmaster is now 3 months behind because of extra-ordinary civvie consumption. Everybody waiting to get a new upper, now decides to do it all at once.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 7:41:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2001 7:36:56 PM EDT by SOG]
Personally, I think he's BSing you. The military contract for the M4/M16/AR15 series is currently with Fabrique Nationale.
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 7:45:47 PM EDT
Sorry... I made a mistake. The military M4s are still being produced by Colt. However, it's the M16/Ar15 contract that was awarded to FN.
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