The primary goal of my social media and internet posts are to educate the aspiring collector on Colt AR items. I am exceptionally new in the Colt AR collecting realm myself and many people have forgot more than I currently know. However, here is one of those posts that has value in clearing the air on a questionable product being erroneously advertised as Colt.
Back in February I saw a product advertised by CDNN Sports that was advertised as a Rodgers Tri-Rail mount with Colt insulated hand guards for nine dollars and ninety-nine cents. Although I had never seen Colt release hand guards in this configuration, I figured for nine bucks it was worth getting the set of hand guards even if the rest was useless. So, I ordered a set.
Unfortunately, my military duties kept me buried in work from March through June and I am just now getting to looking closely at this. After talking with other collectors here (Thank you Alex and Joe) it has been verified that although this ‘Tri-Rail’ set is advertised as Colt, there is zero Colt content. The hand guards have been verified as Smith & Wesson products. I have attached a copy of the invoice showing them advertising the product as Colt hand guards.
So, unless you want S&W hand guards, let my curiosity be your lesson to not waste your money.