Found this photo in a Bullpup group on Facebook. Daniel J. modified his Bushmaster M17.

Hello, I have a Bushmaster M17. I think it’s great for the amount of money I am into it. K&M trigger and magpul butt pad adapter with limb saver pad. I shortened both barrel & received, added cooling holes to the sides. I drilled and tapped the front and added a short section of rails. In the near future I will get rid that BS sight it came with (bought it used) And use a different rail.



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  • Twilight sparkle

    I don’t see how this is post of the day material, these guns are getting kinda old.

    • Nicholas C

      It may be new to some.

      • Dan

        Or interesting, or you know just because.

    • Laserbait

      I couldn’t find the rule that says “Old guns are disallowed in the Photo Of The Day posts”. Can you show me that rule?

    • Nicholas C

      POTD means Picture Of The Day. Not Post Of The Day.

      • Twilight sparkle

        I realize this now, that’s my mistake. I’ve been on another blog where POTD meant post of the day.

  • Vitor Roma

    This blog should review the updated version from K&M, the match trigger and trilug bolt make it very interesting.

    • Twilight sparkle

      See now I thought adding that gun to this article would make it more interesting. I really like to Tri lug design, bushmaster shouldn’t have changed it to the ar bolt pattern

      I think Military Arms Chanel on YouTube reviewed the newer k&m m17s a year ago or so if you’re interested.

      • Vitor Roma

        Oh yeah, Tim did a quick review. The gun is built like a tank, a sleek one.

        • Twilight sparkle

          An expensive one too unfortunately, I do rather like the aluminum lower compared to the old polymer one.

          • Bear The Grizzly

            +1 I really want to get into bullpups, but I can’t justify dropping at least $1600, usually more, on a decent one.

          • Twilight sparkle

            Ps90s aren’t too bad, I payed about 900 for mine. You could look around for one of these old bushmasters, I’ve seen them around 700-800 before which is reasonable but usually you’ll have some old guy at a gun show that thinks it’s something special and he’s asking $1200 or so

        • Andy Kay

          yeah I really like it, I just wish they sold enough to drop MSRP and it had some ambi ejection like the RDB… cus we all know that’s gonna be vaporware.

  • Broz

    During the 90s I used to see these quite regularly on dealer’s tables at shows here in So FL…along with the Leader Arm pistols. These days I don’t see either, in fact I havent any of these for sale (used) in years!!!

  • DIR911911 .

    “added cooling holes to the sides” . . . . around here those are called “dirt catchers”

    • Bear The Grizzly

      I could be wrong on this, but it seems like these holes would be no more detrimental than those found on an AR handguard.

    • Laserbait

      The M17 already has several of the same holes. Adding a few more will only allow any accumulated dirt to be evacuated easier.

    • TDog

      Am I the only person on Earth who has ever gone to the range and NOT come back with a rifle covered muzzle-to-buttstock in dirt, mud, and/or half the parking lot of the range I went to? Call me crazy, but I somehow manage to keep my firearm from burrowing into the dirt like some psychotic badger making a new den for itself…

      • Laserbait

        Hahaha, we’re just not tactical enough! Usually, the only dirt that gets in my weapons is gunpowder residue from shooting them.

        Even when I participate in carbine courses, my guns just don’t get that dirty.