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Posted: 7/9/2011 2:59:21 PM EST
Who has a Bushmaster Armpistol and how do you like it?

http://www.biggerhammer.net/armpistol/bruce_shaw_prototype_leftside..jpg

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Link Posted: 7/9/2011 8:57:19 PM EST
Looks like a good platform for a daylight laser.

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Link Posted: 7/10/2011 5:43:54 AM EST
Most of them are shit and don't function. I made one work by reworking it and the springs. There are better things you can waste your money on. If you're thinking it's a collectible, there's a very limited market for shit guns that don't work. Just my opinion, but I'm certain the shit slinging will begin.

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Link Posted: 7/10/2011 7:34:28 PM EST
I think the idea was pretty cool, and they look neat......but all i have heard has been very poor when it comes to function.....as mentioned above, nobody want a gun that doesn't run.
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Link Posted: 7/12/2011 3:35:48 AM EST
No need for a wall hanger - I appreciate the replies.

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Link Posted: 7/12/2011 3:50:01 AM EST
I had on e 31 years ago. It was a lot of fun but that was it. You really couldn't hit shit with it. Mine ran 100% with all of the ammo I tried including my reloads. I eventually sold it for something usefull. Lately I have been buying up all of the old weird stuff I used to have but got rid of (for old time sake) and had a deal going to buy another one arm pistol for $700 (it appeared to be in great shape) but I backed out of the deal because the seller was a flake. He lives in Los Angeles, wanted me to send the money there but said the gun resided in Arizona and I think the transfering dealer was in Navada. Didn't seem kosher to me so I walked away.

If you look at Bushmaster's older LOGO you will notice one of these arm pistols sitting just below and sometimes in the middle of the coiled rattlesmake. This was Bushmaster's first military contract (PDW for Air Force pilots) and was chambered in 221 Fireball before it switched over to 223.


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Link Posted: 7/12/2011 4:59:57 AM EST
I handled one a few years back. I can honestly say it is the oddest firearm I have ever seen.
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Didn't the grip on this thing swivel?
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Link Posted: 7/13/2011 1:24:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By JackBurton:
Didn't the grip on this thing swivel?


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Link Posted: 7/13/2011 2:19:45 AM EST
looks like a great concept poorly executed, somebody should redo it!

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Link Posted: 7/13/2011 3:30:35 AM EST
There is a transferable, full auto version for sale on Gunbroker right now for $13,999.00 and looks to be perfect shape.

Anyone have a pocket full of money


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Link Posted: 7/13/2011 11:32:30 AM EST
Am I the only one that sees SBR'd Bullpup sans sights?
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Link Posted: 7/14/2011 12:11:40 PM EST
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Not sure what you are saying. I had one and can tell you there is no way to turn this into an SBR'd bullpup unless you want to swallow brass "every" time you fired a round. The empties eject out the top pretty far back on the action. It would be like taking your AUG turning it sideways with the ejection port facing and putting your mouth right over it.

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Didn't know they ejected upward.....ouch
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Link Posted: 7/14/2011 5:57:38 PM EST
I had one of these Bushmaster pistols back in the late 1980s and I could never get it to fire reliably. In fact, I ended up selling it for half of what I gave for it because I couldn't get it to work.


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Link Posted: 7/15/2011 3:38:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By MAKAK47:
looks like a great concept poorly executed, somebody should redo it!






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Link Posted: 7/15/2011 5:15:07 AM EST
I'd like to try one especially if I can buy one cheap.

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Link Posted: 7/15/2011 7:40:54 AM EST
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Like I said, I had a chance a few months ago to pick up another one for $700 (sold mine almost 30 years ago) which is a good deal by today's standards, especially when they have been selling on Gunbroker for $1,500 to $2,500. I backed out of the deal because the seller seemed pretty shady (lives in AZ, wanted me to send the money to CA, and the gun was in NV). I will let someone else deal with that nightmare.

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Link Posted: 7/15/2011 9:05:49 AM EST
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There was one on gunbroker a couple of months ago for $800. Here's mine:





As you can see, the grip swivels about 90 degrees for left or right hand shooting; ejection is out the top of the receiver. The "pistol" has an 11" barrel and is fairly accurate, but it is nearly impossible to use the sights. You can shoulder it pretty comfortably, but you have to be careful to keep you head away from the ejection port. The internals are pretty close to an AR, but the ejector is on the receiver and not part of the bolt assembly, which probably isn't the best design if you're planning on putting 20,000 rounds through the thing; on the other hand, as a range toy and plinker it works just fine.

It would be a perfect candidate for mounting a laser onto the receiver, but I'm not about to drill and tap mine for a rail since the gun is pretty rare and prices have been going up steadily. If I could pick another one up for around $700-$800 I might tacticool it out, though.

If you have deep pockets, there is a transferable one on gunbroker right now.

ETA: and yes, that is a bakelite grip.

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Link Posted: 7/15/2011 10:10:47 AM EST
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The thing that sent up red flags on the deal is the seller didn't really know shit about the gun and could not answer basic questions about it. When it came time to talk about payment he wanted me to send a Money Order to California but the gun was in another state and he said the transfering dealer was in a third state. Sounded too fishy to me.

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Link Posted: 7/15/2011 10:21:43 AM EST

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The thing that sent up red flags on the deal is the seller didn't really know shit about the gun and could not answer basic questions about it. When it came time to talk about payment he wanted me to send a Money Order to California but the gun was in another state and he said the transfering dealer was in a third state. Sounded too fishy to me.

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Sounds like it might have been in someone's estate, which would explain someone not knowing anything about it, and it being in another state.

For $700, I'd have taken a chance, but I'd have told them I'd only use a Postal Money Order, that way if they were trying to commit fraud, they should have known to shit themselves and back out, since theft/non-delivery for things paid with USPS MO's are fed.gov fraud, and investigated by the office of the postmaster.

Either that, or figured out an escrow service that was agreeable to both parties.
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Link Posted: 7/15/2011 10:53:36 AM EST
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Your suggestion was a possibility but when a pristine, factory Ultra Bright stainless, 4" Colt King Cobra came along for $700 I had to jump on it. Now my Royal Blue 2.5" Colt Python and Royal Blue 2" Colt Lawman III have a shiny big brother.


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