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