MadKaw69 sent us a photo of his “dissy” (Bushmaster Dissipator: shorter barrel, longer sight radius). It features a heavy stainless steel barrel, M16A1 furniture and a A2 upper receiver.

Thanks MadKaw69.

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  • Ultron

    Okay I’ll say it, that thing looks f*cking epic

    • Nicks87

      I agree, I like the background as well. Beat up old A3 duece if I’m not mistaken.

      • Kurt Akemann

        Yeah, it’s epic. Except for some subtle details of the rifle, the photo could have been taken back in the late 1960’s.

  • Tom

    Reminds me of a picture I once saw of Aussie SAS Troopers in Vietnam. One of them had modified his M16A1* so that the barrel ended just after the front sight post.

    * I guess it could of been an actual AR15 since the British were using them all be it in limited numbers before the Americans adopted the M16.

  • John

    That pistol grip ain’t A1.

    • MadKaw69

      It has since been changed John. 🙂

  • mosinman

    that’s sexy, i’d set my rifle up like that , but i have a carbine length rifle.

    • SilverCat

      A true rifle length, 16″ rifle has timing issues.
      I’m pretty sure that all dissipators currently sold are just carbine/midlength rifles with a low pro gas block under a standard forend and a pinned FSB where it would be if it were a true rifle length.

      You would have to have the correct profiled barrel though, I think bushmaster may sell them.

    • MadKaw69

      mosinman, this is a carbine set up.

      • james

        What flash hider do you have on the rifle?

        Nice pic.

        • MadKaw69

          It’s a G.I. 3-prong. Its actually from the Rubber Duck I had in Basic Training. I’m not sure how it got in my bag. ? 🙂

      • mosinman

        I understand that. I just can’t dress my rifle like that because its an M4 style carbine and the gasblock is too far forward.

        • MadKaw69

          Forgive me if I’m misunderstanding, but you should be able to do this set-up with an M4 barrel Mosinman. I used a clamp-on Armalite FSB. It would be like this I imagine.

          • mosinman

            Interesting, I didnt know those existed.

  • Cornelius Carroll

    The amount of win in that photo….

  • Wetcoaster

    The photo composition almost makes it look like a painting.

  • USMC03Vet

    Nice parade sling!

    • Pete Sheppard

      For those who haven’t Been There: to get it REALLY tight, you have to take up the slack until you can barely close the rifle. When I was first issued an M16A1, the sling was that way, and I didn’t figure out about opening the rifle to loosen the sling until later. At first, I just slowly worked it loose through the buckles.

  • Fred Johnson

    Pure sweetness.

  • Lance

    Not all A1 furniture it still has a A2 pistol grip.

    • G

      It looks like the rifle has an A2 lower receiver as well.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    @ MadKaw69 :

    I know this is off-topic — with sincerest apologies to all on TFB — but I couldn’t help but sit up and take notice of your name. You wouldn’t happen to be an aficionado of Kawasaki’s hell-raising, all-conquering, sphincter-clenching H-1 500cc two-stroke triple, would you? Especially the early-generation models from 1969 onwards? And, does this “enthusiasm” ( to put it very mildly ) extend to the even more extreme 750cc H2?

    If so, I will tell you that I have a similar affliction with both machines. And I don’t blame you in the least bit for your obsessions :).

    • MadKaw69

      Exactly Diver! I have none of those (the sphincter could probably not handle it. LOL) but I do have a ’78 KZ1000. 🙂

      • DiverEngrSL17K

        Thanks for the reply — I had a 1974 Z-1B, 1976 KZ900 and 1977 KZ1000, and really loved them all.

        I should also add ( getting back on topic ) that I think your M-16 type builds are very well done. It’s easy to tell that a lot of careful thought and much hands-on effort went into them, especially when it came to maintaining the classic M-16 profile while using modern components. Really nice work.

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  • michael

    I built a dissy using a 16″ carbine length gas system and it is pure sweetness. My favorite rifle to shoot actually

    eats everything