Bushmaster Arm Pistol

This article is about one individual handgun model. For the firearms manufacturer, see Bushmaster Firearms International.
Bushmaster Arm Pistol

The Bushmaster Arm Pistol at the National Firearms Museum.
Type Bullpup pistol
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Gwinn Firearms Company, Bushmaster Firearms International
Produced 1977-1990
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 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.[1][2]

Some AR-15 parts were used in its construction and it used STANG 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]

See also


  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. 1 2 3 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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