Bushmaster A3 223 AR-15 Shorty
The Bushmaster 16in A3 Type Carbine is designed for situations requiring a heavy , rugged firearm. The 16″ Barrel makes it legal without permanently attaching the flash suppressor or brake. The 1 in 9″ twist barrel is chrome lined for maximum longevity and accuracy, as well as ease of maintenance. For muzzle flash suppression, a “bird cage” style suppressor is fitted (others are available). A six-position, telescoping buttstock offers light weight and ease of carrying. The A3 Type Removable Carry Handle has a 1/2 M. O. A., dual aperture, M16A2 rear sight system. With the handle removed, the owner can mount a variety of scopes, optics, or night vision devices to the Picatinny type rail base of the “flat-top” Upper Receiver. The light weight, forged, 7075T6 aircraft quality aluminum receivers are finished in a non-reflective mil. spec. hard anodize for durability, and incorporate all M16A2 design improvements including cartridge case deflector, last round bolt hold-open and raised ridges for magazine release button protection. A mil. spec. manganese phosphate outer coating insures complete protection against corrosion or rust on barrel and other exposed steel parts of the weapon.
The Bushmaster 16″ M4 Type Carbine operates in semi-automatic mode and will accept all capacity AR15/M16 type magazines. It is shipped in a lockable, clamshell style, hard plastic case – complete with 30 round magazine, carrying sling and Operator’s Safety and Instruction Manual.
Caliber:5.56mm .223 Rem
Magazine Capacity: 30 Rounds
Overall Length: 38.5″ [97.79]
Barrel Length: 16 [40.64 cm]
Rifling: 1 turn in 9″ [22.8 cm] R.H. Twist / 6 grooves & lands] Weight w/o magazine: 6.22 lbs. [2.82 kg]
Weight of empty magazine: .25 lbs [.11 kg]
Weight of loaded magazine: 1.0 lbs. [.45 kg]
Mode of Operation: Gas Operated / Semi-Automatic