Bushmaster Gas Piston Carbine
The Bushmaster 16in M4A3 Gas Piston Carbine is designed for situations requiring a lightweight, rugged firearm. With Gas Piston reliability eliminating excess heat, carbon build up, and gas leaks (as well as gas rings, gas key, and gas tube), this new 5.56mm / .223 Caliber rifle may be the future of the “AR”.
The Hard Chrome Plated “Gas Trap” Piston is easily cleaned by removing it through a detented plug at the front of the Gas Block. 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. The front sight is a flip up style sight that allows for an unobstructed view if the carry handle is removed and optics are chosen to be mounted. 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 MagPul Follower equipped 30 round magazine, carrying sling and Operator’s Safety and Instruction Manual.