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To: Space Wrangler
Bushmaster has been building and selling this same firearm for years. Why is Colt just now getting bent out of shape about it?

My semi-educated guess is that they *really* perceive H&K as a serious threat. Heckler & Koch is the new player in the AR business - and they are serious about military contracts. Bushmaster did do a small run or two of carbines for DOD, but Colt and FN have built most of 'em.

It's possible that Bushmaster was included out of sheer spite. That was the first AR "clone" manufacturer to really threaten Colt's position.

There are a long list of companies who've made knock-offs of the AR-15, yet only these two are named as defendants. Interesting.

28 posted on 04/22/2004 3:27:41 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: Charles Martel
My semi-educated guess is that they *really* perceive H&K as a serious threat. Heckler & Koch is the new player in the AR business - and they are serious about military contracts.


Word is that the HK M4 exists to give their new US factory something to build, until they (hopefully) get the contract for the replacement: the HK XM8(?)
34 posted on 04/22/2004 5:01:45 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your Friendly Freeper Patent Attorney)
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