View Full Version : SOLD: Bushmaster .22LR upper: 16" flat top

02-10-2010, 3:52 PM
EDIT 04/27/2011: Sold many months ago already; sorry forgot to update the thread.

Bushmaster Carbon-15 .22LR upper; in spite of the name "Carbon 15", the upper receiver is aluminum, not carbon fiber, and works with standard AR-style lowers. This is a dedicated .22LR receiver with a 16" 1:16 barrel, not a conversion unit with a .223 barrel. Bought as a complete unit from Bushmaster, not assembled from parts. Special-ordered with a flat-top "gas block" (it's actually fake, it operates by recoil, not gas), intended for use with a scope or a red dot.

Comes with four 8-round magazines: these are second-generation Bushmaster magazines, not the initial ones that were cast-alloy Remington 597 magazines in a plastic spacer. The buffer tube insert for a carbine-length or collapsible stock is shown on the picture; there is also another piece (included but not showin in the picture), which is the bolt stop for use in full-length A2 stock buffer tubes. Not pictured but included are all the documentation that came from Bushmaster.

Purchased right at the beginning of the OLL wave, as soon as it was available from Bushmaster. Initially, it was quite unreliable, but one of the finest rifle smiths around (our own M24Armorer!) spend a lot of time tuning and tweaking both this upper and the trigger group in the matching lower, and it now runs well. Not as reliable as a 10/22 (still occasional FTF or FTE or stovepipe), but good for serious fun on the range or in the back yard. Bushmaster has in the meantime discontinued its rimfire uppers, but M24Armorer was able to get spare parts for it from Bushmaster.

A .22LR rimfire AR rifle is the perfect starter rifle for young and small shooters: with the pistol grip even small and weak arms can control a low-recoil rifle that's light and ergonomic.

This is legally not a firearm, so no FFL transfer is needed. Located in the southern SF bay area (Los Gatos, near western San Jose). A FTF meeting in the south bay would be ideal, saves on shipping. Otherwise, it requires postal money orders and shipping.

$300 (plus shipping if needed) and it is your's (or probably your kid's).

02-12-2010, 2:23 PM
pretty good deal man


02-12-2010, 4:05 PM
Pm sent

02-12-2010, 5:54 PM
how many of these were produced?
Any web resources for info on these?

02-12-2010, 11:16 PM
Blackdog Mags sell magazines for the Carbon 15. But they are hi-cap magazines. I'm not sure if they are willing to disassemble and will send you a "rebuild" mag to CA.

mike walden
02-13-2010, 9:49 AM