Bushmaster Arm Pistol
|Bushmaster Arm Pistol|
The Bushmaster Arm Pistol at the National Firearms Museum under a Colt M1911 handgun.
|Place of origin||United States|
|Manufacturer||Gwinn Firearms Company, Bushmaster Firearms International|
|Feed system||30-round detachable magazine|
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.
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; the company now known as Bushmaster is primarily known for making the more common AR-15 type rifles.
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