Arms Unlimited has a small quantity (about 49 as of 27 MAY 2022) of the elusive Colt LE6920-FBP2 carbines. These carbines are equipped per FBI contract specification with a Geissele rail and Magpul Pro back-up iron sights just to name a couple of the features. There have only been two or three hundred (rough guestimate based on observed quantities released) of these made available to the market to date.
Here are some photos of my Colt LE6920-FBP2 for anyone not familiar with the carbine.
The FBP2 carbine is one of my top three favorite rifle/carbines along with the 6920-EPR and the AR-15A4.
With no official product information coming from Colt about their AR-15 product line (I always wished there was a quarterly newsletter or something that discussed available products, production changes, etc) I periodically go to their website and look around to see if there is any tidbits of information to find. For the last couple of years, there had been very few changes to their website.
I did some looking around the website this weekend. A change that I saw was the deletion of products from their ‘AR-15 Military Classics’ line. Previously listed was the CRM16A1, CRXM177E2 and the LE6920SOCOM. Now, all that is listed on the Colt.com website is the LE6920SOCOM.
In 2020 and 2021 we saw the release of the CRXM16E1 and the CRGAU5AA but the products never made it to the Colt website.
I have heard rumor of potential future ‘AR-15 Military Classics’ products. It will be interesting to see if they make it to market.
After several months of patiently waiting for Colt Archives to work through their backlog, I finally got the Colt Archives letter for my San Bernardino Police Department LE901-16S.
On a side note, I’m still hunting for the Leupold Mark 4 LR/T 4.5-14 (illuminated reticle, mil dot) model 67960 optic to finish restoring this to its PD configuration. It has been hard to find. I had seen one to date since getting this rifle many, many months ago but wasn’t in a position to battle on Ebay for it.
This is a Colt branded KCB-77 bayonet manufactured by Eickhorn Solingen in West Germany.
This bayonet that I have was claimed by the previous owner to be a prototype from the U.S. M9 bayonet competition, but I DO NOT believe this to be the case. I say this because I cannot find any reference to Colt being involved or partnered with Eickhorn Solingen in anyway during the M9 bayonet competition.
Having said that, I can only find a couple of references to this bayonet. One reference shows photos of a commercial version, sold by Eickhorn Solingen, with a green scabbard and green handle. My example has a black scabbard and black handle. “The Book Of Colt Memorabilia” shows this bayonet on page 118 of Chapter 7 Colt Knifes. It is referenced as product CT39A.
I can only speculate that Colt made some deal with Eickhorn Solingen to produce some of these for the retail market (keep in mind ES had made some M7’s for Colt previously).
The bayonet has a built-in wire cutter (with electricity sensing/light emitting diode), bottle opener and straight-edge screwdriver. The LED is built into the handle and is supposed to light up when the wire cutter comes in contact with an electrically charged fence thus warning the user.