Month: October 2020

Could We Now Have a Colt CR6940 Available?

We have been seeing the ‘new’ CR6920 rifle configuration for a few weeks now. Two new auctions have caught attention. The auctions are for 6940 upper receivers on the CR6920 ‘Carbine’ lower receivers.

I imagine these are legitimate rifles and would fall in line with Colt’s stated goal of streamlining lower receiver production for all carbine models.

An interesting detail with these is that upper receivers have stamped ‘C’ on them instead of a cage code…new old stock 6940 upper receivers perhaps?

The CR6940 potentially existing came to my attention on in the Colt ‘Industry’ section. You can follow the conversation here:

Colt 4-Position Sliding Buttstock Assembly Part # SPK94759

I have been trying to collect Colt factory accessory sets for some time. I picked this up on Gun Broker 18 OCT 2020 for the the price of $405.00 (price is for historic reference only…not for sale).

This Colt stock conversion set is still sealed and consists of the following:

1. Four position receiver extension
2. Receiver Extension (Castle) nut
3. Receiver end plate
4. Carbine buffer spring
5. ‘H’ buffer
6. ‘N’ type stock assembly

Close-up photo attempting to show ‘H’ buffer, receiver extension nut and receiver end plate

The last complete factory stock set that I have seen sell sold for $375 on 6 OCT 2019. The plastic on that set was much clearer.

Random Comment on Gun Broker Sales

I am a couple of weeks past completing my move and things are slowly getting back to normal as we continue the process of unpacking. I’m in the process of getting some additional drywall work done and a new safe delivered so that I can bring my collection back home. In the meantime, I have been watching sales across the internet.

One thing that has been interesting is watching the climb in sales prices of Colt AR’s….any Colt AR. There are many unique Colt AR’s hitting the market as people look to cash in the currently elevated values. Here are a couple of recent auctions that caught my attention.

Colt LE6940P (Piston)- This uncommon new-in-box example sold for $2779.00. The prices on these continue to creep up.

This past week, I watched an auction for a very rare Colt Dissapator and was surprised that it didn’t get a bid. The starting price of $2,395.00 wasn’t too crazy considering its rarity.

Lastly, one of the unexpected high performers of the ‘Coltpocalypse/Covid’ period has been the Colt LE901. Ashamedly, I passed on a M.A.R.C. 901 at $1499.00 right before the Coltpocalypse early in the year because I had my eyes on another Colt rifle at the time. At the end of August, this example sold for $3500.00.

All models of Colt AR’s seem to still be appreciating. The recent introduction of the ‘new’ Colt CR6920 into the market seems to have momentarily tamed price increases but I anticipate we will see continued increases after the November election cycle.

Brownells Charging $861.99 for LE6920 Upper No Hand Guards

I got an email this evening from Brownells heavily promoting Colt parts. Having drowned in the Colt kool-aid and being a collector I was excited to go take a look. But, I am now pretty disappointed.

I have always been a big supporter of Brownells but this makes it hard to have a positive opinion of them. $861.99 for a run of the mill LE6920 upper with no hand guards is pretty steep.

Obviously it is pricing in line with the times.

New Colt CR6920 Now On The Market

I have been watching for this release for a while and they are finally appearing on Gun Broker.

Colt has re-branded the iconic 6920 series of carbines again. The new release is now designated the CR6920 and is replacing the LE6920.

Colt has consolidated all Commercial & LE Rifle rollmarks under one common model naming nomenclature,”Colt Carbine”. This change allows for consistency in manufacturing across current and future rifle builds. Features on this model are identical to the prior LE6920 platform, with the exception of the changed rollmark.

All other features appear to stay the same.

I don’t have any grief with the rollmark change after seeing what litigation did to Remington. I would rather see Colt change a rollmark and stay in business than get sued by some virtue signalers because a rifle has ‘military’ markings. It will be interesting to see of Colts series of ‘Military Classics’ (2018 SOCOM, CRM16A1, CRXM177E2) stay in production with the replicated government rollmarks.

I plan to get one on order this weekend if I can find one in stock at one of my preferred sellers.