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Old 02-12-2023, 04:42 PM
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Default Bushmaster XM15-e2s ("gifted" to me over Christmas!)

I thought I had posted this here on HNI, but then again, this place isn't the same as it once was. Anyway, here's the scoop:

This is an older 2007/2008 Bushmaster XM15-e2s M4 style AR-15, that belonged to my (late) brother-in-law.
(You remember - the Vietnam Vet who succumbed to cancer back in 2019, some 50 years later after Vietnam, due to exposure from Agent Orange). Anyway, he bought it brand new back around 2007 or 2008. Shot it on the range about 200-300 rounds, and then started getting sick with cancer and passed away a decade later. My older sister kept it in the case, a mag or two loaded with .223 rounds, and never touched it.


<disclaimer for any ATF people checking this thread>
Yes, yes... It's 100% perfectly legal in Virginia for immediate family members to physically "Gift" a firearm to another family member, provided both family members are residing within the same state, and are safe, sane, etc... Look it up. It's totally legit, thank God!
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So... Getting to the point: This was my past surprise Christmas present that brought a tear to my eye, in memory of my (late) brother-in-law. This old Bushmaster is 100% stock, but totally dry as a bone and seriously needs to be cleaned, lubed, before I venture out and take it to the range. This reminds me so much of USCG bootcamp, shooting the old M16 with plain iron sights, but yet it's a smaller M4 design with shorter barrel and telescoping stock.

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Old 02-12-2023, 08:41 PM
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Super interesting to see one from that vintage with A1 sights!

I have a similar vintage M4gery Hbar with A2 upper from Bushmaster and another with the same XM15-E2S lower markings in a Varmint Special Stainless, which I believe I picked up in 2010? These are the last two factory ARís Iíve kept for myself, and Iím kicking myself for feeling drawn to sell the Varmint, as I just donít make use of it (A2 stock, 24Ē 1:9Ē twist barrel). I put a Bushmaster National Match 2 stage trigger into my M4gery to improve it for occasional, casual Service Rifle matches and to qualify occasionally on the NRA Rifle Instructor CoF - but my eyes are aging quickly and I absolutely abhor iron sights, so I should probably sell that one too, but I canít bring myself to sell out my last few Bushmaster branded rifles.
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Old 02-21-2023, 02:47 PM
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Thank you.... As a retired military veteran, this is what would be the civilian counterpart to, today's modern version of, the military M4 (M16).

To the old military veterans, qualifying on the old M16-A1 back in the 60's & 70's... This is the modern version of what we all had to qualify with.
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