Bushmaster Arm Pistol

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.[2][3]

Bushmaster Arm Pistol
The Bushmaster Arm Pistol at the National Firearms Museum under a Colt M1911 handgun.
TypeBullpup pistol
Personal defense weapon
Place of originUnited States
Production history
ManufacturerGwinn Firearms Company, Bushmaster Firearms International
Mass4.25 lb (1.93 kg) [1]
Length20 in (510 mm) [1]
Barrel length11.5 in (290 mm)[1]

Cartridge5.56×45mm NATO
ActionRotating bolt, Long-stroke Gas piston
Feed system30-round detachable STANAG Magazine
SightsIron sights

Some AR-15 parts were used in its construction and it used STANAG type magazines.[4]

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;[4] the company now known as Bushmaster is primarily known for making the more common AR-15 type rifles.[5][4]

See also


  1. – thefirearmblog.com
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. John Walter (25 March 2006). Rifles of the World. Krause Publications. pp. 76–. ISBN 978-0-89689-241-5. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  5. 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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