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

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Posted: 7/10/2011 1:57:19 AM
Looks like a good platform for a daylight laser.
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Posted: 7/10/2011 10:43:54 AM
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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Posted: 7/11/2011 12:34:28 AM
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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Posted: 7/12/2011 8:35:48 AM
No need for a wall hanger - I appreciate the replies.
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Posted: 7/12/2011 8:50:01 AM
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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Posted: 7/12/2011 9:59:57 AM
I handled one a few years back. I can honestly say it is the oddest firearm I have ever seen.
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Posted: 7/12/2011 1:27:38 PM
I haven't fired one in years but the comments above coincide with my memory of it.

FWIW, I have the carbine version of that action (the original Bushmaster "Assault Rifle") and it works great.

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Posted: 7/13/2011 4:42:50 AM
Didn't the grip on this thing swivel?
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Posted: 7/13/2011 6:24:19 AM
Originally Posted By JackBurton:
Didn't the grip on this thing swivel?


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Posted: 7/13/2011 7:19:45 AM
looks like a great concept poorly executed, somebody should redo it!
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Posted: 7/13/2011 8:30:35 AM
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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Posted: 7/13/2011 4:32:30 PM
Am I the only one that sees SBR'd Bullpup sans sights?
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Posted: 7/14/2011 5:11:40 PM
HK_DUDE:

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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Posted: 7/14/2011 5:21:59 PM
Didn't know they ejected upward.....ouch
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Posted: 7/14/2011 5:29:55 PM
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Posted: 7/14/2011 10:57:38 PM
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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Posted: 7/15/2011 8:38:50 AM
Originally Posted By MAKAK47:
looks like a great concept poorly executed, somebody should redo it!





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Posted: 7/15/2011 10:15:07 AM
I'd like to try one especially if I can buy one cheap.
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Posted: 7/15/2011 11:08:17 AM

Originally Posted By Poon:
I'd like to try one especially if I can buy one cheap.

Good luck. I haven't seen a cheap one in many years.


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Posted: 7/15/2011 12:40:54 PM
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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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Posted: 7/15/2011 12:57:30 PM
If that was indeed legit (sounds like you still have your doubts) then, yes, that's a very good price... best I've seen/heard of in years, in fact.

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Posted: 7/15/2011 2:05:49 PM
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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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Posted: 7/15/2011 3:10:47 PM
HardShell:

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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Posted: 7/15/2011 3:19:18 PM

Originally Posted By MadDogDan:

... Sounded too fishy to me...

Would have to me, too.
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Posted: 7/15/2011 3:21:43 PM

Originally Posted By MadDogDan:
HardShell:

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.

MadDog

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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