I went in my local gun shop today. They had a second variation of the ‘Colt’ 1-inch scope ring mount in stock. The first variation that I had seen and purchased previously was marketed under the Colt Competition line as part # 1401. The variation that I found today was also part # 1401 but it was marketed as a ‘Colt’ product and not ‘Colt Competition’. Both items are rebranded Warne scope mounts.
Although I am glad that I have added the packaging variation to my collection, I was a bit disappointed with the quality/effort that went into the product. My primary complaint is the scope mount instructions which are a lopsided photocopy that is also a misshaped cutout. The scope mount was $70…I would expect something of better quality and professional presentation like the Colt Competition product that I show in the photos above. You can see detailed photos of the Colt Competition product that were previously posted on the site at this link: https://thecoltar15resource.com/colt-competition-1-scope-mount/
Today I added about 48 photos to the page here that discusses the Colt LE6920M w/ standard carry handle. I will be adding additional photos to this page in the coming days as I take photos and post them to the corresponding social media accounts. You can see the photos here: https://thecoltar15resource.com/le6920m-standard-w-carry-handle/
I have added a section for Colt rifles that were returned to Colt by the Mexico government. These rifles were released for sale onto the civilian AR-15 market here in the United States. I will be publishing historical information and photographs in this section in the coming days. https://thecoltar15resource.com/mexico-government-return-rifles/
I added a section to the website where I will post a bi-weekly or monthly review of the AR-15 rifles and upper receiver assemblies that are listed at http://www.colt.com and http://www.brownells.com. Over time, this will give a collector an idea as to when an product enters and exits the retail market since catalogs don’t seem to be produced anymore. You can see our first analysis/listing here: https://thecoltar15resource.com/2019-2/
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.