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Posted: 12/15/2010 1:57:00 AM EDT
i recently came up with an odd bushmaster. it is an a2 hbar but it has an oddity, the barrel is 26 inches long. the barrel is marked b m p 1/9 nato just like all other bushy barrels. can anyone give me any info on this rifle?
bhk223
this is a reply to my inquiry to bushmaster, it is from erik winter at bushmaster-
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Dear Sir,



The 26 inch barrels were discontinued many years ago. I’d say around 1999-2000.  The markings indicate that it is indeed Bushmaster manufacture. I-9 twist chrome lined barrel.  With the bayo lug I’m assuming it is also threaded with a flash suppressor.  I think it’s unusual to find an AR15 barrel now with an overall length of over 24 inches.



       -Erik Winter




Link Posted: 12/15/2010 2:34:45 AM EDT
[#1]
!! WOW !!


I guess is was some weird special order because it's not listed on their catalog...with google I couldnt find any info about it
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 2:45:38 AM EDT
[#2]
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!! WOW !!


I guess is was some weird special order because it's not listed on their catalog...with google I couldnt find any info about it


yeah this is only the second one i have ever seen and this may be the same one i saw years ago and i ended up getting the same one, it sure shoots like a dream and is highly accurate.
bhk223
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 3:06:38 AM EDT
[#3]
I scanned this page from a 1999 Bushmaster catalog.




Link Posted: 12/15/2010 3:24:47 AM EDT
[#4]
thanks, i guess they don't make this barrel anymore.
bhk223
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 4:27:25 AM EDT
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i recently came up with an odd bushmaster. it is an a2 hbar but it has an oddity, the barrel is 26 inches long. the barrel is marked b m p 1/7 nato just like all other bushy barrels. can anyone give me any info on this rifle?



bhk223



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y45/blackhawkkid223/326inchbushmasterA-2223.jpg




Man that is odd looking for sure. Most of the Bushy barrels are 1/9, I have only seen the 1/7 barrels for sale separately as a stand alone product. It tends to make me think that it's not factory built.......





 
 
 
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:14:22 AM EDT
[#6]

i hit the wrong button by mistake it is a 1/9 twist not 1/7
bhk223


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i recently came up with an odd bushmaster. it is an a2 hbar but it has an oddity, the barrel is 26 inches long. the barrel is marked b m p 1/7 nato just like all other bushy barrels. can anyone give me any info on this rifle?
bhk223
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y45/blackhawkkid223/326inchbushmasterA-2223.jpg

Man that is odd looking for sure. Most of the Bushy barrels are 1/9, I have only seen the 1/7 barrels for sale separately as a stand alone product. It tends to make me think that it's not factory built.......
     


Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:21:48 AM EDT
[#7]
Yea, back in the 90s they used to make them.  I had a flattop with the shaved front sight (V-Match) upper with one of these 26-inch barrels.  The barrel is really too long to be practical with the 223 round and sure you get a little more velocity with handloads but not enough to make the log barrel worth while.  

The good news is you can cut it down
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 5:47:55 AM EDT
[#8]
Also useful as a crutch if you're injured in the leg.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:05:20 AM EDT
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Also useful as a crutch if you're injured in the leg.




That sure looks odd. I wonder what it's like shooting off-hand
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 6:30:05 AM EDT
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Also useful as a crutch if you're injured in the leg.




That sure looks odd. I wonder what it's like shooting off-hand


it shoots just like a 20 incher as the weight difference is about a half a pound. i use the lead insert in the butt stock to make it balance a little more. it is highly accurate, it is the same barrel that is on the varmint gun with 2 more inches but in a2 preban configuration.
bhk223
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 7:07:37 AM EDT
[#11]
Interesting that it has a bayo lug
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 7:15:46 AM EDT
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Interesting that it has a bayo lug


its for one of those old world long handled scottish style sword bayonets.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 7:50:35 AM EDT
[#13]
thats a movie prop.  it was the jokers rifle from the original batman, but the scene was cut.
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