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Thread: Gwinn ArmPistol
01-03-2013, 11:27 AM #1
Here is a very early Gwinn " Bushmaster " Armpistol. Came in today, I had to buy it. Apparently made in early 70's as a military survival pistol. .223 with a swiveling magazine / housing system. Uses AR parts. Cool Cool Cool.Live on a lake and don't fish,,,,,,,,collect guns and I don't hunt..........Be afraid, something is very wrong with this man !!!
01-03-2013, 01:51 PM #2
Soon be unlawful if the Fineswine has her way. Nekulturny witch.Absent comrades (sound of breaking glass)
01-03-2013, 03:24 PM #3
I saw one of those a few months back at a gun show, owner said it was made for the USAF. The swiveling lower receiver was weird, and he wanted 1100$ for it. I wonder how many were manufactured?
01-03-2013, 03:45 PM #4
Very nice find..........yours is (I believe) the first of 3 different models. Safety above trigger is first, then Safety in trigger guard, then on the receiver.
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01-03-2013, 03:51 PM #5
Buds sold 1 for$830 almost new! Nice!
01-03-2013, 09:18 PM #6
Taking it to the range this weekend. Can't wait to try it out.Live on a lake and don't fish,,,,,,,,collect guns and I don't hunt..........Be afraid, something is very wrong with this man !!!
01-03-2013, 09:36 PM #7
Some were purchased by the USAF. In satin nickel! When a new commander took over, they were pulled from inventory. I would assume, distroyed.Before starting any serious collection: Spend your first thousand dollars on reference material. It's money in the bank.
01-03-2013, 09:41 PM #8
Dad had a few thru his shop back in the 80's and 90's
tempted, I was , to buy one, but never did,
please post a range report,what's so funny about peace love and understanding?
01-09-2013, 07:52 AM #9
Very nice find !
Read an article about it somewhere in the 70's in "Guns" magazine but have never seen a real one ...
Let us know how it shoots !
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01-09-2013, 03:21 PM #10Senior Member
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I remember these. An article in Guns magazine, absolutely. A "Survival" weapon for pilots. Originaly chambered, I believe, in .221 Fireball. Switched to .223 after M-16 adoption. The rear of the pistol was to be clamped to the arm with the non-firing hand making the arm the "Stock". Supposedly accurate to 100 Meters on man sized targets. The muzzle blast was said to be excessive.
03-03-2013, 04:49 PM #11
Gwinn Arm Pistol mechanics
Bought a 1st variation a few months ago for a really reasonable price (should have been the first clue there was a problem). So far I have replaced the bolt assembly (it does take AR components) and am now trying to sort out the fire control components. The piece that normally is a modified trigger is made of stamped metal with an extended arm that connects to the forward located trigger. I suspect this part to be the problem. Does anyone have a diagram or pictures that shows the fire control components. I had one of these a long time ago and never had any problems with it so I never took it apart. Any information or advise would be appreciated.
03-04-2013, 09:07 AM #12Reichpapers Guest
My earliest memories of firearms concerns my sisters god father trying to sell one of these at the CA Pomona Gun Show.
03-04-2013, 10:04 AM #13I swear by Jupiter Optimus Maximus .... in the army of the consul Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus and for 10 miles around it I will not steal anything worth more than a sestertius in any one day.