Carbon 15

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Carbon 15
Bushmaster Carbon-15 SBR.jpg
Carbon 15 SBR
Type Pistol / Carbine / Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC
Variants 9mm Pistol, Type 21/21S Pistol, Type 97/97S Pistol, Type 97S Rifle, 9mm Carbine, Top Loading Carbine, Flat-Top Carbine, .22 Rimfire Rifle, Model 4, Type R21 Rifle
Specifications
Weight
  • 1.31 kg (2.88 lb) (Type 97 Pistol)
  • 1.81 kg (4 lb) (Type R21 Rifle)
Length
  • 20 in (50.8 cm) (Type 97 Pistol)
  • 35 in (88.9 cm) (Type R21 Rifle)
Barrel length
  • 7.25 in (18.42 cm) (Type 97 Pistol)
  • 16 in (40.6 cm) (Type R21 Rifle)

Cartridge
Action
Muzzle velocity 1,750 feet (530 m)/s[1]
Feed system Various STANAG Magazines.
Sights iron/optical

The Carbon 15 is a family of lightweight, magazine-fed pistols, carbines, and rifles developed by defunct United States weapons manufacturer Professional Ordnance, with the design picked up after some time by current manufacturer Bushmaster Firearms.

Overview[edit]

The Carbon 15 line of weapons[2][3] are closely based on the ArmaLite AR-15 design. They are distinguished by their carbon fiber construction, which provides an extremely lightweight frame, which is also extremely durable; chemical, water, and heat resistant. The Carbon 15 line are generally 5.56 caliber weapons, however there are 9mm versions of the Carbon 15 pistol[4] and carbine.

Early in 2009 Bushmaster, the primary manufacturer of Carbon-15 pistols/rifles, has begun to include the ejection port dust cover and forward assist in their Carbon-15 M4 rifles.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carbon 15 pistol review" gunblast.com Gunblast Online Magazine
  2. ^ "Carbon 15 line" bushmaster.com Bushmaster Archived December 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Johnn Walter (March 25, 2006). Rifles of the World. Krause Publications. p. 42. 
  4. ^ "Carbon 15 Type 97s" bushmaster.com Bushmaster Archived December 5, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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