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Posted: 6/11/2003 9:14:43 AM EST
I remember in the early eighties that there was a Bushmaster rifle that resembled an AR-180. It had the side folding stock and the stamped steel upper reciever. What were they called and what are they going for theese days?? I know they were dirt cheap when they were avalaible new. I'm looking for a pre-ban ar-180 and thought it would be cool to find one of the bushmaster versions.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 9:48:03 AM EST
They were simply known as the Bushmaster Rifle, Carbine, and Pistol, I believe. Around here they go for around $700-1200, depending on the seller. -Cap'n
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 12:46:49 PM EST
I owned for a short time one of the old preban B/M's with the folding stock. Think those were manufactured by Gwin or maybe it was Gwinn Firearms and was some place in Maine. IMHO the old preban AR-180's are about the best value in preban AR's. There's lots of 55grn mil-surp ammunition around and those 1:12 twist barrels love the stuff.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 1:56:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 10:07:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 10:15:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Troy: That would have been the Bushmaster Assault Rifle: [url]photos.ar15.com/WS_Content/ImageGallery/IG_LoadImage.asp?iImageUnq=2885[/url] which was originally made by Gwinn Firearms. -Troy
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Yep, that would be the rifle I owned. (Actually that picture is probably not of the B/M I owned but you know what I mean !)
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 10:47:27 PM EST
I actually wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of those. TS
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 10:52:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By desertmoon: EEEEEEEYYYYYUUUUUCCCCKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [puke]
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[b]Word, brother Moon[/b]
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 11:00:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 11:13:00 PM EST
When I originally saw this post I thought maybe the kids at Bushmaster were going to start making an AR 180 clone (out of METAL [headbang] ). I thought "wheeeee...there's hope!!!" Then I saw THAT!!!! [puke] and the rest is recorded in the annals of vomitorium history.
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 11:22:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By Troy:
Originally Posted By TigerStripe: I actually wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of those. TS
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I've shot one, and truth be told, it's a pretty sucky rifle. But if it was cheap enough, it *would* make an interesting collector's item/historical piece. I know a dealer who has one, or did recently... -Troy
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I've got bigger fish to fry first. I wouldn't use it as my primary weapon, in any case. TS
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