Bushmaster M4 Type Carbine

Bushmaster M4 Type Carbine

Type Assault rifle
Place of origin United States
Service history
Used by Over 60 nations[1]
Production history
Manufacturer Bushmaster Firearms International
Variants M4A2, M4A3, M4 Post-Ban
Specifications
Weight 2.82 kg (6.22 lb) empty
Length 882.7 mm (34.75 in) (stock extended)
Barrel length 406.4 mm (16 in)
Cartridge .223 Remington, 5.56 x 45 mm NATO, 6.8 mm Remington SPC
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire Semi-automatic
(700–950 round/min for fully-automatic model)
Feed system Various STANAG Magazines.
Standard with:

* 30 rounds (5.56 x 45 mm NATO)
* 26 rounds (6.8 mm Remington SPC)

Sights Adjustable front and rear iron sights

The M4 Type Carbine is a firearm manufactured by Bushmaster Firearms International, modeled on the AR-15 platform.

Overview

The M4 Type Carbine is effectively a reproduction of the Colt M4 Carbine, but is usually only semi-automatic for legality within the U.S. civilian market. However, it can be ordered by military or law enforcement organizations with three-round burst or fully-automatic capability.[2] The rifle accepts both .223 Remington and 5.56 x 45 mm NATO cartridges, and the barrel is hard chrome lined in both the bore and chamber. Unlike the current Colt M4 Carbine which features a 4-position telescopic stock, the Bushmaster has a 6-position. It is compatible with most standard AR-15 parts, and has the ability to accept all AR15/M16 type STANAG magazines. It is also one of many different AR-15 rifles Bushmaster manufactures which they have trademarked 'XM-15' rifles.[3]

Bushmaster has also developed a 6.8 mm Remington SPC version of the rifle, simply named the 6.8mm SPC Rifle, as well as a separate upper receiver kit that can be installed on any AR-15 type lower receiver.[4]

All variants of the rifle are available in either M4A2 and M4A3 configurations; the difference being the M4A3 has a removable carry handle allowing access to a Picatinny rail for mounting accessories. Similarly, the 6.8mm SPC Rifle is available as either the A2 or the A3.

The standard M4 Type Carbine features a permanently fixed 'Izzy' flash suppressor attached to a 14.5" barrel which brings the barrel to a total length of 16". Bushmaster also produces the Patrolman's Carbine variant which features the more common removable 'Bird Cage' flash suppressor, attached to a 16" barrel bringing the total barrel length to 17.5". Both of these comply with current U.S. federal law which states a minimum of a 16" inch barrel for a semi-automatic rifle. There is also a military M4 Type Carbine which comes with a 14.5" barrel and a removable 'Bird Cage' flash suppressor.[2] The 6.8mm SPC Rifle only comes with a 16" barrel and a removable 'Izzy' flash suppressor.[4]

An M4 Type Post-Ban Carbine was developed for the 1994 United States Federal Assault Weapons Ban requirements. Since the ban expired in 2004, this rifle has effectively been replaced by the M4A2 and M4A3. However, some states in the U.S. have kept these laws, so the rifle is still being produced.

Users

The M4 carbine (or similar variants) is currently in service with military and police organizations of over 60 nations around the world.

Czech Republic: The Bushmaster M4A3 is used by special forces units of the Czech Armed Forces. These rifles are usually seen with an M203 grenade launcher.

New Zealand: In 2006, the Bushmaster M4 replaced the Remington Model 7600 as the Armed Offenders Squad of the New Zealand Police's standard issue rifle.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 8:08 AM

Anonymous

The price is $1995.00 is this a fair price or over priced. It is just a basic M4 with no add ons. It has an adjustable stock and I have held it and adjusted the stock to suit me and I love it. If I get the job up at the jail I will save up and buy it. But I am not sure about the price I feel it is over priced but thats me saying so. I have no idea on what a good price is on M4's I am asking all experts who own or have owned an Bushmaster M4 Carbine. Please PM me any websites info or anything related to M4's as it will be my first AR purchase when I save up the money. Also help pray that I get the job I need the money badly. Thanks.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 8:24 AM

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Snake

$1995.00 sounds kinda steep for a used gun, but I am no expert.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 8:26 AM

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On second thought

way steep, take a look.
http://www.impactguns.com/store/604206072665.html

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 8:37 AM

Anonymous

Hampster Thanks man

But I ask the lady that owns the pawnshop she says its brand new never fired. But the link you sent me is perfect. I dont have a credit card so I dont know how to order online anyways. But right now I dont have the money for it but its always good to do home work and keep looking for bargin prices and who know I may find one in the 800-900 dollar range. Thanks again hampster.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 6:52 PM

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Easy Snake!

I can put you in one for under $800! Whenever your ready.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 8:51 AM

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yo snake

yeah man, that price is a lil jacked up, the daniel defense m4 im eyeballing right now only costs 1,300 and even nitris said its still overpriced.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
4 years 42 weeks ago, 8:59 AM

Anonymous

I cant tell her how to sell the guns but I think I will buy one online when I save up the cash. I may ask greasypaws for advice and such since he recently got an AR. Thanks raffy.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:02 AM

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they have to jack up the price cuz they buy it from someone and then they have to make money off it, i did manage to hustle a pawnshop off a shotgun once, they are selling it for 250 and after hecklin em about it i got it for 180 lol

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:09 AM

Anonymous

not bad raff

great price.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:10 AM

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Guys

Rarely will you find a good price on a gun at a pawn shop,
I don't even bother looking anymore.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:14 AM

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hamp, snake

tell me about it, if yall think they overprice guns, they kill it with watches!

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:23 AM

Anonymous

funny story

I never seen a watch in the pawnshop. They have some jewlery but not much.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:28 AM

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too much

you can find basic bushmaster m4 flat tops for $799 and A3's for $899

flat top:
http://sgcusa.com/Rifles-Bushmaster/c85_94/p1457/Bushmaster-O.R.C.-(Optics-Ready-Carbine)/product_info.html

A3:
http://sgcusa.com/Rifles-Bushmaster/c85_94/p1458/Bushmaster-16%22-A3-Sup...

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 9:57 AM

Anonymous

Shit im ordering online when I have the money!

4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:05 AM

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http://www.impactguns.com/store/DD-20000.html

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:09 AM

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Pawnshops

A basic rule of the pawnshop business is that they never pay more than 60% of the resale value of an item. If they can sell something for $100, they don't pay more than $60 for it. That's so they don't have their available capital tied up in merchandise on the shelves. If somebody walks in with something on which they know they can sell right away, they have to have enough cash to make the deal. Also, if they have something that's been in their shop for a good while, they'll make a really good deal on it so as to get it out of the shop and get some cash to make another deal. If there's a pawn shop that's been in business for many years, you can bet that they won't be making many "deals" - they're good businessmen (or women), and know how to buy (the primary "secret" in the pawn business).

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:24 AM

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As soon as you have the money, and can be serious about it, or at least most of the money. Get hold of the people on here who have already done a build. If you don't have a credit card its going to be all most imposible to built it yourself, ie ordering upper, lower, sights, etc. but all you have to do is look at the forum topics and you can see who's doing it. If you send them the money maybe they will build you one.

Make this a business deal, they get 20% over cost.. Your far ahead of that 2K deal. Think about it, they talk about a "build" costing around 700..(i hear 500 to 900 so splitting it) 20% is 140. total is 840, and the neat thing is, that while you don't have CC you do have a computer, so you could pick out the parts you wanted.. You could have the AR of your dreams for less than half of what that shop is asking.

The real issue is money, if i were you i would wait till i had most of the money ready before i got hold of anyone, you don't want to waste anyones time with dreaming..these guys are more into building and doing than wishing and hoping.. but you get exactly what you want for a great price..

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:31 AM

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I bought two of these and both were less than 1100. They were Stag Arms...check their website out. You can get them for less than 1000. Mine were ordered with the quad rail system and came with a sling, two magazines, lock, hard case and cleaning kit. Dont' buy that gun for 2K man!

http://www.stagarms.com

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:42 AM

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Pkato

Dont worry man I had a feeling it was over priced anyways. I will check the site out thanks Pkato.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:29 AM

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greg az

it never once crossed my mind to waste anyones time. I was planning on getting up to 2000 dollars before I ask anyone anyways.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:41 AM

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sorry it came out that way... know your not going to waste anyones time, it is a good idea is it not..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:46 AM

Anonymous

I got 1 gunslot members in mind to build it for me when the time comes. hkhandgunner has expirence building AR like the M4 so I may ask him to build it when the time comes. I dont want to waste peoples time ever. If I be patient I can get the AR in a few months. That gives me hope. That being said I hope to god that the Jail lets me have the job. Help pray everyone.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:05 AM

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This is for real, and my prayers.. I think you might like working in the jail.. Important thing is its a good place to start, and i would imagine you can stay with them.. good luck on it, and do everything in your power to get it..

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:10 AM

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Greg az

I will do all I can. I promise I will do all I can.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:31 AM

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This is a tough one cause if you push to much you can cause more problems, and your self the job..
That being said, and im saying this with all good intent, as we all know you want the job, and we want it for you.. Let me give you a couple of thoughts based on experiance..

This is based on you already applying for the job (sounds that way).. and assuming you have given them a resume and filled out employment forms.. so based on that..

Your more apt to get hired if you show you really want the job, if you havent checked for awile, then type up a short letter.. sort of an informal resume.. Make sure you have spell check, keep it short, something that can be read in a min or two, this just goes over your qualifications, Dress well, not overdone, but clean and pressed, shined shoes.. get a hair cut, if your going for a job in corrections in Virginia, these guys are gona like for you to look squared away..

Find out who the hiring athority is, don't stop with a secretary, but obviously make an impression on her..I'm guessing you will have a sheriff, or some type of shift Cdr.. Ask them if they have a min to speak with you..Thats the point of the follow up resume..Give that to them if not, but let them know that your (you can even say this) willing to work hard to get the job, and work hard to keep it.. This is the real world Snake, your supervisor is going to be more interested in how hard you work, and your work ethics (showing up!!) than anything else... good luck son.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 12:01 PM

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Greg az

Man alive your a smart pal. I have put in the application in yesterday and I told the person I gave it to that for them to call me ASAP i needed the work. The lady smiled and said that she would pass it on the the boss. I hope they call me soon I really want the job god knows in my heart I want it I am willing to scrub the floors with a tooth brush that just shows how bad I want it. And I will think of the words you said that inspired me. Thanks man I really appreciate your help.

4 years 42 weeks ago, 12:19 PM

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Snake

Greg is dead on.
Get the follow up materials ready.
Monday or tuesday is not too soon for a visit.
You really need to meet the hiring person. Otherwise you are just another piece of paper.
Best wishes pard!

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 12:28 PM

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Vaquero

I am heading back there tomorrow and talk to the people again. I want that job and I aint letting no one jump in front of me in the line I want it so bad I can almost taste it! I hear showing up every day or so shows them how bad ya want the job and makes you more of an ideal cannidate for the job.

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