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Posted: 9/17/2004 6:52:11 PM EST
I am about to buy my firts AR15 and, I need some input from someone about what I have found. I am looking at a Bushmaster that has a collasable tube stock and what looks like a 15 inch barrell with AK74 style comp permentaly attached to the muzzle and the upper also seams to be of the A1 type. This is a Pre ban even though that no longer matters. I was quoted a price of $975.00 with (1) 30rd mag and hard case. It is used but, uppon inspection it look as if it has been fired less than a couple times. I do know this was an officers weapon that was traded in and has been taken care of.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:15:37 PM EST
Sounds a bit pricey given that preban doesn't really mean much anymore. You can get a brand new Bushy M4 for that much or less if you look. I'd think $700-$800 might be reasonable if the condition is really that good. On the other hand, some feel that it's good insurance to get a true pre-94 in case a new ban comes down the pike. You'll have to make that call. BTW, the barrel is 14.5" on that gun with a permanently attached brake bringing it to legal length.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:26:41 PM EST
Not worth it you can get a new A2 or production flat top for that money from Bushmaster.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:33:11 PM EST
too much

might as well get a NIB one w/ a CAR stock, FH, A2/A3 handle and pay around the same price; it will not be 10+ yrs old too
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 7:37:02 PM EST
Wayyyy too much. A new rifle should run $200 less than your quoted figure - and this one is used. Use AIM Surplus as a guideline for pricing on Bushmaster rifles.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:00:33 AM EST
I agree, the price is kinda high. Bushmaster is now offering a rifle with almost the same specs that you described. The Bushmaster 16in M4 Type Rifle witth Izzy Flash Suppressor. You can see it here:

http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/weapons/bcwa3f16m4.asp

and you will get a carry case a sling (albeit cheap) as a bonus. Don't let the price on the Bushmaster site scare you, they can be had for much less. I got my Bushy "M4" for $810.00 from a local dealer here.

Good Luck. Oh, and by the way, Bushmaster is a GOOD choice.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:13:06 PM EST
Thanks for the info, due to the replies I have decided to keep shopping around. Thanks again, ya'll have saved me a couple hundred dollars!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:21:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By 45freak:
Thanks for the info, due to the replies I have decided to keep shopping around. Thanks again, ya'll have saved me a couple hundred dollars!!!!!



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