Bushmaster Arm Pistol
|Bushmaster Arm Pistol|
The Bushmaster Arm Pistol at the National Firearms Museum.
|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 or short rifle or submachine gun, 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.
Some AR-15 parts were used in its construction and it used STANG type magazines.
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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