Bushmaster Arm Pistol Value?????
I have the above pistol that I'm considering selling. It was made by Gwinn firearms in Bangor Maine in 1972. It's a bullpup .223 that uses a some M16/AR15 parts, but it's not like any of the current AR15 pistols (They're basically a rifle with recoil spring tube sans stock). This one is extremely similar to a Colt IMP which was designed for the US Air Force, to be contained within the pilot's ejector seat, and would be used for survival in case he had to bail out. When you hold it in your hand by the pistol grip, the back of the receiver rests on your arm, all the way back to your elbow, and the barrel is about 3 or four inches in front of your grip.
Mine has the safety within the trigger guard, just above and forward of the trigger. It is in almost perfect condition. There is one nick in the metal/finish near one of the takedown pins. This is hidden when the pin is in it's normal place. It uses all brands of AR15 magazines, but is designed to work with Isreali Orlite mags. With one of these in place, you can insert the mag deep enough into the well so that it functions as a bolt hold open device. When you tug on the mag, it pulls out and locks in it's normal place, and strips the top round off the mag and chambers it. The Orlite mags will not come totally out of the gun when yanked...they just work as designed.
It has about 100 rounds through it and functions perfectly.
any thoughts as to what I might expect to get for it? I saw one on one of the auction sites with a starting price of $900, but that might be one of those persons who advertise crazy prices hoping someone will bite. Then again, maybe that's what it's worth...I don't know....