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Posted: 10/2/2004 11:29:03 AM EST
Does any one know if Bushmaster has sold or will sell LEO marked rifles to the public? Also, will these markings be eliminated (post AWB) making these "marked" rifles more valueable? I am not looking to invest but would like to have something a little different. Thanks much....
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:38:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:51:32 PM EST
Most of the LE stamped weapons were quickly sold by people who (A) Feel they are a collectors item. (B) Are armchair commando wannabe military/le.

There are no restrictions on you owning them, unless you live in a AWB inclusive state.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:56:33 PM EST
I am selection A.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 5:10:09 PM EST
Thanks guys,
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 5:32:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By Spooge5150:
I am selection A.



Hey, don't you start this again!!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 5:37:59 PM EST
I guess I fall into the C catagory: Don't want and don't care if it will be worth more in 10 years. I bet they all shoot the same.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:03:19 PM EST
Since I am a LEO, I would like to have one, but I aint paying what they go for...
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:16:50 PM EST
I just bought a LEO stamped bushmaster from my local dealer for $800.00
Why did I buy that one? Because the one next to it was $50 more, and the one I bought is identical to the one I wear at work. There were a couple other LEO stamped rifles but the cost was more than I was willing to pay. I used to be a cop but could never afford an AR-15. (why are cops so underpaid?) Now I work at a nuclear power plant and can afford it. I like being able to own a rifle like I use at work...
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 2:50:23 PM EST
Way cooool....
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 7:17:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Most of the LE stamped weapons were quickly sold by people who (A) Feel they are a collectors item. (B) Are armchair commando wannabe military/le.

There are no restrictions on you owning them, unless you live in a AWB inclusive state.



Or maybe, those were the only No-ban rifles at the dealer on the day of the sunset and we weren't old codgers content with a post-ban configuration.http://www.cobaltink.com/pictures/leo_bushy.jpg

Oh and did you mean sold TO people? I thought most were sold BY FFLs.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:24:19 PM EST
I stand corrected, I did mean "sold to" instead of "sold by".

If you bought it because it was the only thing available, you are by far the minority. I do have to admit, I am curious as to why your upper and lower receivers look so different for a weapon that was bought new. What happened?
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 2:37:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 2:41:25 AM EST by 02Overlander]

Originally Posted By Stickman:
I stand corrected, I did mean "sold to" instead of "sold by".

If you bought it because it was the only thing available, you are by far the minority. I do have to admit, I am curious as to why your upper and lower receivers look so different for a weapon that was bought new. What happened?



He probably took the pic right after coloring the stamps and didn't get all of the excess white off before taking pic. I picked mine up the day the ban expired. Paid 775 for it NIB.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 2:52:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Most of the LE stamped weapons were quickly sold by people who (A) Feel they are a collectors item. (B) Are armchair commando wannabe military/le.




I want one because I heard just having that stamping on your rifle improves your shooting by at least 0.5 MOA at any distance.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 3:15:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By ARniesAR:
Does any one know if Bushmaster has sold or will sell LEO marked rifles to the public? Also, will these markings be eliminated (post AWB) making these "marked" rifles more valueable? I am not looking to invest but would like to have something a little different. hanks


I already own one. The patrolman. It's a keeper.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 3:57:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Most of the LE stamped weapons were quickly sold by people who (A) Feel they are a collectors item. (B) Are armchair commando wannabe military/le.




I want one because I heard just having that stamping on your rifle improves your shooting by at least 0.5 MOA at any distance.



Link Posted: 10/9/2004 5:39:33 AM EST

I do have to admit, I am curious as to why your upper and lower receivers look so different for a weapon that was bought new. What happened?


It was the flash lighting the halfs differently due to the fact that the lower had been cleaned with rubbing alcohol and the upper still had oil on it. The rifle looks perfect in person.

Although LEO marked rifles were the only available I will confess I probably could have waited for a non marked. I had been saving for a Bushmaster and had held off as the end of the ban was nearing, just to see, becuase I did want a collapsible stock. So, being able to buy the day of the sunset and have the "cool" markings was a plus. I've always been the slightly defiant type too so the markings do have special meaning to me. The last thing was the price, I paid $750 so there really wasn't a down side.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:26:13 AM EST
I bought a bushie lower this time last year and got one marked LE/Govt use only. just bought another yesterday and the marking were not there. I would think the markings will be meaningless now and in the future
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 6:26:49 AM EST
I bought one of these L.E. Carbines last Friday for $850.00

I figure its just a little piece of history. It is a triumphant symbol of how liberty will defeat tyranny every time. This rifle, once only able to be sold to certain members of society becuase of a failed, socialist law, is now available to all law abiding citizens. It even has the stamp on the side to say so.his
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:01:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By Spooge5150:

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Most of the LE stamped weapons were quickly sold by people who (A) Feel they are a collectors item. (B) Are armchair commando wannabe military/le.




I want one because I heard just having that stamping on your rifle improves your shooting by at least 0.5 MOA at any distance.






Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:24:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 8:25:09 AM EST by El_Roto]

Originally Posted By Stickman:
If you bought it because it was the only thing available, you are by far the minority.



Add one more to the minority.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:33:55 PM EST
I bought my Bushmaster on 09/14/2004 from our local LE distributor. I'm a LEO. I bought a LEO stamped gun for two reasons. The first reason is I believed that there would be a delay in getting new guns in the system after the sunset. The second reason was to beat any price increase.
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