Bushmaster Arm Pistol

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Bushmaster Arm Pistol
Gwinn Arms Bushmaster pistol.jpg
The Bushmaster Arm Pistol at the National Firearms Museum under a Colt M1911 handgun.
Type Bullpup pistol
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Gwinn Firearms Company, Bushmaster Firearms International
Produced 1977-1990
Specifications
Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Caliber 5.56mm
Action Semi-automatic
Feed system 30-round detachable magazine
Sights Iron sights

The Bushmaster Arm Pistol was a 5.56×45mm NATO firearm, categorizeable as either a long pistol (under the American legal definition of a pistol) or compact carbine rifle, produced by the Gwinn Firearms Company, and later Bushmaster Firearms Inc.The firearm was a new design, having a tipping-block bolt system combined with a long stroke piston system similar to the AK-47 rifle.[1][2]

Some AR-15 parts were used in its construction and it used STANAG type magazines.[3]

Production ceased in 1988 for the pistol variant and 1991 for the rifle following Bushmaster's acquisition by the Quality Products Company the previous year;[3] the company now known as Bushmaster is primarily known for making the more common AR-15 type rifles.[4][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Peterson, Phillip (15 November 2010). Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Tactical Rifles. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. p. 25. ISBN 1-4402-1793-9. 
  2. ^ Zimba, Jeff (26 November 2014). The Evolution of the Black Rifle: 20 Years of Upgrades, Options, and Accessories. Prepper Press. pp. 38–39. ISBN 978-0-692-31726-6. 
  3. ^ a b c John Walter (25 March 2006). Rifles of the World. Krause Publications. pp. 76–. ISBN 978-0-89689-241-5. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Peterson, Phillip (30 September 2008). Gun Digest Buyer's Guide To Assault Weapons. F+W Media. pp. 4–5. ISBN 978-1-4402-2444-7. 

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