Colt LE6920-R Trooper Carbine

Clyde Armory has received a shipment of new old stock, out of production, LE6920-R Trooper carbines. See the second image in this post and you will see that these have rollmarked lower receivers.

If you missed out on one for your collection, like I did, now is a chance to get one. You can get one on their website or you can call them at 706-549-1842. Be advised this model of carbine purposely does not come with any sights. You will need to purchase a set off your preferred sights to put on yourself.

I am not affiliated with Clyde Armory, just sharing a good opportunity with you.

Product description from Colts website:

The Colt Trooper® Patrol Carbine is a modernized, pro-quality Modern Sporting Rifle based on Colt’s legendary M4 platform. It features a new Centurion Arms M-LOK® capable free-floated forend developed just for the Trooper®, and offers a great starting point for your next advanced carbine. It’s offered in 5.56 x 45 NATO, and features a 16.1” barrel and a 13” M-LOK® capable Centurion Arms forend with a Picatinny rail at 12 o’clock, and M-LOK® mounting slots at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. It features a standard M4 buttstock and an A2 pistol grip, and comes with a 30-round Magpul® P-MAG® Magazine.

Happy Birthday Samuel Colt

Today we celebrate the life of Samuel Colt. His life and the ongoing history of Colts Manufacturing Company LLC has inspired so many of us.

Not only did the legacy of Colt firearms influence firearms design and manufacturing, it has given us the inspiration to appreciate, collect, fire and study the history of Colt firearms.

2014 Product Fold-Out Observation

While doing some research, I noticed two interesting things on this section of the Colt 2014 product fold-out.

Product images from Colt 2014 product fold-out

1. The LE6920AE shows the ambidextrous lower receiver that we currently see on the M5 Tactical Carbine.


2. The LE6920SOCOM is listed with the Troy rail system. Although we have known for years that Colt made the 2013 model SOCOM with the Troy rail, this is the first time I noticed it formally acknowledged.

New Colt AR-15A4 On The Market

EDITED 13 JUL 2021- I have learned that these are not new production but are old stock making it to market. The AR15A4 is still replaced by the CR6700A4.

Colt has a new AR-15A4 on the market. I hope to have detailed photos soon.

The rifle has selector stops and it has a new laser engraved rollmark.

This new AR-15A4 in on the market in addition to the CR6700A4 20″ rifle with the ‘Carbine’ marked lower receiver.

The photo with the red background is courtesy of Clyde Armory. The other photos are courtesy of an ar15.com member.

Happy 4th Of July!!

For my followers in the USA, I wanted to wish everyone a happy 4th of July. I have been traveling with my family the last couple of weeks. We finally got back home late last night. Spending some time today with friends.

The image below is from Colt’s Facebook page.

I hope you have a great holiday with friends and families. I will be back to providing content/updates tonight or tomorrow.

Colt And Colt Canada Now Part Of CZ Group

Posted this morning on the official CZ Firearms – Ceska Zbrojovka Facebook page.

“Our parent company CZG is today announcing the final stage of acquirement of iconic COLT company. We are really looking forward to the cooperation of our companies and the advantages coming from it. Not just for us, but also for you, our customers.”


🇨🇿Naše mateřská skupina CZG dnes oznámila úspěšné dokončení akvizice ikonického Coltu. Moc se těšíme na společnou budoucnost a na využití synergií, které toto spojení přinese nejen oběma značkám, ale především vám – našim zákazníkům.


Differences Between Ejection Port Cover Rod Retention On Colt Modular and Non-Modular Upper Receivers

I was piecing together the LE6940FDE upper receiver that I have when I ran into a difference with the upper receiver that I had never noticed before.

In the attached photos I have circled in green the part differences that I am referring too.

The retention of the ejection port cover rod on a 6940 upper receiver is completely different than it is on a standard, non-modular, upper receiver (LE6920 or CR6920 for example).

I had never noticed that before. Now I need to identify the roll pin size and order a few so that I can install the ejection port cover on this 6940FDE upper receiver.

Thoughts On Sources For Colt Parts And Small Upper Receiver Project

About 95% of my Colt collection is firearms or components (upper receiver assemblies, lower receiver assemblies, etc) in their original factory configuration with the original factory parts. However, sometimes I find myself hunting for Colt parts to piece something together.

Apex Gun Parts Website Image

I try to buy parts from a variety of parts providers. I don’t use only one or two providers because I like to share my support across many businesses and help as many in the firearms industry as I can. However, if prices are not reasonable, I do bypass some businesses.

Some of the businesses that I buy Colt parts from are Brownells, Midway USA, Arms Unlimited, Shark Arms, Apex Gun Parts and Thoroughbred Armament to name a few. Availability of parts often requires me to shop around to find needed parts in stock.

One recent purchase I made was labeled as a Colt upper receiver parts kit from Shark Arms.

Colt Upper Receiver Parts Kit From Shark Arms

The parts arrived in the ziploc bags as shown. The parts appear to be new as was advertised.

Colt Upper Receiver Parts Kit From Shark Arms

If you have opened a brand new Colt firearm (or any firearm really), you know that the oil has a unique feeling and smell. These parts have the same characteristics that I have encountered with a new Colt firearms and don’t show any wear at all so I believe that they are new. The cost of the parts was $55.

The upper receiver parts are going to be installed on a stripped Colt 6940 FDE anodized upper receiver that I got in a Gun Broker auction.

I don’t plan to really do anything with the upper receiver other than to just have it sitting in the collection. But, I thought I would assemble it short of installing a barrel to have it as complete as I can. As seen in the photo below, the parts that were used on the factory completed 6940 FDE upper receivers had the normal dark factory anodizing.

I hope everyone had a good week and have a good weekend ahead. Stay safe.