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Posted: 4/11/2002 7:34:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bushmaster: No matter what you say or who you say it to, the fact is we are the largest manufacturer of these rifles in the country. We are a proud "privately" owned company manufacturing the best AR type rifle made for Law Enforcement,Govt Agencies and for the civilian market. Call the BATF & get the total rifle sales for the last few years & tell me what you find. We do not have a State to keep us in business, all we have is our quality products, great customer service, and the best management in the business to keep us #1. Bushmaster Firearms Made With Pride In The USA Proud American Citizen Jarrod McDevitt Bushmaster Firearms
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. full text: [url]www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=107528[/url]
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 7:37:46 AM EDT
Probably.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 8:16:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Chimborazo: Probably.
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Very probably!!!!!!!! Sgtar15
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 8:31:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 8:44:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2002 8:48:14 AM EDT by Lazyshooter]
Bushmaster toots their own horn on their website under "news" as far as 1999 industry sales volume. Way ahead of the next manufacturer of the AR15 in sales numbers according to them. [url]www.bushmaster.com/documents/news/1999sales.asp[/url] Of course those numbers may be quite different now.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 8:46:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/11/2002 8:54:06 AM EDT by estoner]
Hmmmm. Maybe his info is lacking. From Colt's web site. Note the part about "exclusive production of the M-4 carbine extending through the year 2010". [b]1998 proves to be an eventful year for Colt. Especially noteworthy is the return to Colt of the U.S. Government contract for procurement of M-16 rifles in excess of 32,000 units. Complimenting this is a contract for updating 88,000 M-16A1 rifles to the A2 configuration for the U.S. Air Force. Additionally Colt acquires Saco Defense which is a Maine based company specializing in automatic weapons for the military. A revitalized Colt embraces the year 1999 with a backlog of military rifle/carbine orders amounting to approximately 59,000 units. This includes orders for exclusive production of the M-4 carbine extending through the year 2010.[/b] full text: [url]www.colt.com/colt/html/i1a_historyofcolt.html[/url]
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 8:47:36 AM EDT
hmmm, don't know , don't care, I'm just a satisfied customer who's glad they are in business.
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 8:57:14 AM EDT
Help me with the math, because when I add Colt's 29k commercial sales (reported on the bushmaster site) to the 59k government sales reported on the Colt site. I get right around 90k Colt AR type rifles in 1999. When I divide 90k by 64k I get something like Colt sales = Bushmaster sales times 1.5 Maybe Jarrod can help with this
Link Posted: 4/11/2002 9:02:16 AM EDT
Probably have to get "independent" info. from ATF to know the [i]real[/i] numbers independent of the "claims" of one manufacturer or another.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 2:06:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2002 2:35:44 PM EDT by cnatra]
And how do Colt's number compare to [size=6][b]F.N.'s[/b][/size=6] [url]www.fnmfg.com/products/m16/M16.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 2:09:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2002 2:12:17 PM EDT by HighlandMac]
Originally Posted By estoner: Help me with the math, because when I add Colt's 29k commercial sales (reported on the bushmaster site) to the 59k government sales reported on the Colt site. I get right around 90k Colt AR type rifles in 1999. When I divide 90k by 64k I get something like Colt sales = Bushmaster sales times 1.5 Maybe Jarrod can help with this
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Bushmasters site data does not include Govt contract only commercial retail sales...read the fine print. [url]www.bushmaster.com/documents/news/number1.asp[/url] [beer]
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 2:43:16 PM EDT
Bushmaster has said that they do not concentrate on government sales. They aim towards the LEO and civilian markets which are more lucrative. I have bushmasters and I am very satisfied. There are few differences between the manufacturers but I believe that Busmaster builds an excellent product at a price that is more attractive. And the fact that they gear towards civilians is a plus.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 2:43:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/16/2002 2:45:13 PM EDT by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 2:50:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HighlandMac: Bushmasters site data does not include Govt contract only commercial retail sales...read the fine print. [url]www.bushmaster.com/documents/news/number1.asp[/url]
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BUSHMASTER IS #1 AGAIN... The combination of Bushmaster's top quality materials, mil. spec. manufacturing, great accuracy and durability have again proved to be the best selling AR type rifle in the U.S.A. These recently published Firearms Production Figures are culled from the U. S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Website, and comprise only AR15 type rifles manufactured for the U. S. Commercial Market during the calendar year 2000. AR 15 TYPE RIFLES MANUFACTURED - YEAR 2000 # of Rifles Manufacturer 39,932 BUSHMASTER FIREARMS, INC. 29,950 COLT'S MANUFACTURING CO. 8,475 ARMALITE, INC. 5,869 DPMS ARMS, INC. 3,910 OLYMPIC ARMS, INC. 2,964 PWA, INC. 2,614 PROFESSIONAL ORDNANCE, INC. 967 HESSE, LTD. 191 ROCK RIVER ARMS, INC. 6 ALLAN P. ZITTA
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 2:59:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 3:03:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ColonelKlink: bushmaster is the best
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No, JP is, followed by Armalite.
Link Posted: 4/16/2002 3:12:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ColonelKlink: hey estoner [img]http://home.attbi.com/~colonelklink/cup_of_what.gif[/img]
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Hmmmm, this is well said [:D]
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