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Posted: 9/30/2007 10:55:53 PM
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Does anyone know the history of the company?

I am watching a film on UNCTV, called "Valentia: Mexican-Americans In World War II." (Linky)
The Vets stated that they were called the "Bushmasters". The Company Symbol they used looked EXACTLY like the bushmaster snake on BM's lowers.

Does anyone know anything on this?


BTW: Google turned up this
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from this website www.angelfire.com/md2/patches/infantry.html


ETA they were the 158th Infantry Regiment
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Posted: 9/30/2007 11:07:37 PM
I have never seen any kind of history on the firearm comapny.
And yes the Snake is a bushmaster.

*Maybe* the company was founded by Vets, who were Mexican?

Now I am just really curious if and what kind of connection there is.
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Posted: 9/30/2007 11:16:55 PM
bump, someone has got to kow
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About Bushmaster

Founded in 1978, Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, Inc. is the leading supplier of AR15type rifles in the United States. We manufacture both aluminum and advanced carbon-fiber-based AR15type rifles and accessories and our products are known for quality, reliability, accuracy, durability, and value.

Bushmaster firearms are used by hundreds of police departments and law enforcement organizations nationwide, by the military of more than 50 countries worldwide, in private security and safety applications, and by consumers for hunting, recreation, competition, and home defense and security. We are headquartered in Windham, Maine, with manufacturing facilities in Windham, Maine, Lake Havasu, Arizona and a R&D Facility in Dallas, Georgia.

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Posted: 9/30/2007 11:22:45 PM
I know Bushmaster LLC used to be know as Sendra
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Posted: 9/30/2007 11:23:11 PM

Originally Posted By rykn0w:
About Bushmaster

Founded in 1978, Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, Inc. is the leading supplier of AR15type rifles in the United States. We manufacture both aluminum and advanced carbon-fiber-based AR15type rifles and accessories and our products are known for quality, reliability, accuracy, durability, and value.

Bushmaster firearms are used by hundreds of police departments and law enforcement organizations nationwide, by the military of more than 50 countries worldwide, in private security and safety applications, and by consumers for hunting, recreation, competition, and home defense and security. We are headquartered in Windham, Maine, with manufacturing facilities in Windham, Maine, Lake Havasu, Arizona and a R&D Facility in Dallas, Georgia.



That is a description, not a history
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Posted: 9/30/2007 11:27:20 PM

Originally Posted By TruckinAR:

Originally Posted By rykn0w:
About Bushmaster

Founded in 1978, Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, Inc. is the leading supplier of AR15type rifles in the United States. We manufacture both aluminum and advanced carbon-fiber-based AR15type rifles and accessories and our products are known for quality, reliability, accuracy, durability, and value.

Bushmaster firearms are used by hundreds of police departments and law enforcement organizations nationwide, by the military of more than 50 countries worldwide, in private security and safety applications, and by consumers for hunting, recreation, competition, and home defense and security. We are headquartered in Windham, Maine, with manufacturing facilities in Windham, Maine, Lake Havasu, Arizona and a R&D Facility in Dallas, Georgia.



That is a description, not a history


it had the founding date listed! more info than anyone else posted!
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Posted: 9/30/2007 11:39:03 PM
Found this "Sendra was a contractor for the military supplying M-16 parts in the 1960's. In the 1970’s "
Here.... www.oldguns.net/q&a.htm#12817


Help me out people! this sounds like I might be on to something
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Posted: 9/30/2007 11:40:13 PM
Bushmaster logo since at least 1981:


Bushmaster was known as "Quality Parts Inc" for the longest time, and AFAIK, has never been affiliated with Sendra.
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Progress! Thanx, i'll look into that too
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Yeah I dont think they ever had anything to do with Sendra
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Posted: 9/30/2007 11:47:56 PM
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Found this PDF about Bushmaster by Googling your thread title BlackriflePDF
ETA: hope that helps your quest for knowledge
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Posted: 10/1/2007 12:03:44 AM

Originally Posted By Joe_Pennsy:
Bushmaster logo since at least 1981:
www.joepennsy.com/images/bushy.jpg

Bushmaster was known as "Quality Parts Inc" for the longest time, and AFAIK, has never been affiliated with Sendra.


They converted Sendra lowers into M16s.
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Posted: 10/1/2007 12:08:28 AM
How can I find the declared individuals who are registered on the Corporation deed? ( er whatever it is called )
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Posted: 10/1/2007 12:12:22 AM

Originally Posted By rykn0w:
About Bushmaster

Founded in 1978, Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, Inc. is the leading supplier of AR15type rifles in the United States. We manufacture both aluminum and advanced carbon-fiber-based AR15type rifles and accessories and our products are known for quality, reliability, accuracy, durability, and value.

Bushmaster firearms are used by hundreds of police departments and law enforcement organizations nationwide, by the military of more than 50 countries worldwide, in private security and safety applications, and by consumers for hunting, recreation, competition, and home defense and security. We are headquartered in Windham, Maine, with manufacturing facilities in Windham, Maine, Lake Havasu, Arizona and a R&D Facility in Dallas, Georgia.



I'd be very interested in which 50 countries use BM for their military.
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Posted: 10/1/2007 12:21:42 AM
I remember in the late 70s being told that the "woods fuzz" (game wardens) were being issued "Bushmasters in .223 Remington." At the time, I had no idea what that meant,
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Bushmaster's early designs, the Bushmaster ARM Pistol and Bushmaster Assault Rifle were products of Mack Gwinn of Gwinn Firearms. I'm not sure how Gwinn became Bushmaster Firearms/Quality Parts, but they used to manufacture parts for many guns, with AR15s and Uzis being most popular. They also manufactured rifles on Essential Arms and Eagle Arms lowers before they manufactured their own AR lowers, and performed lots of full-auto conversions in '86 during the month prior to the ban.

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