I am working through a large backlog of Colt manuals and advertisements that I have bought for my collection. In the process of this, I have noticed two variations of Colt Advance Piston Carbine manuals.
The top version is a ‘sky blue’ color and is 5-1/4″ x 5-1/4″. The bottom version is gray in color and is just slightly smaller at 5-3/8″ x 5-1/4″.
Both manuals are dated December 2011. Both have the Part No. of 96351 with no Revision noted. Notice that the top manual is 68 pages…the bottom manual is 67 pages.
The spines of manuals are slightly different. The blue manual has a squared off spine, more like a book, whereas the gray manual has more rounded binding. Both are stapled.
I added six images of the Colt 1966 handgun, rifle and shotgun catalog to the website tonight. There is also two images that show the front and back of the single page price list. You can see all of the images here:
I found these images in a Gun Broker auction. This is apparently a commercial version of the M7 bayonet that was licensed by Colt. There seems to be little to no information available. I found reference to what I believe was a product number of CT602. So, my search begins for one of these to add to the collection.
Some of you may recall the previous FBI specification rifles that made it onto the civilian market as the LE6920-FBP1. There is now an updated specification rifle that has come onto the market with the SKU LE6920-FBP2. The rifle is available from Arms Unlimited.
Description and two images below are from the Arms Unlimited website and validated through Colt.
COLT M4 CARBINE FEDERAL PATROL RIFLE
The Colt Federal Patrol Carbine is an advanced rifle based on Colt’s legendary M4 platform adding key accessories as requested by the FBI. It features a new Geissele MK4 M-LOK® capable free-floated forend, and a set of Magpul PRO flip-up sights.
Action: Gas Operated Semi-Auto Caliber: 5.56x45mm Barrel: 16.1″ Capacity: 30+1 Finish: Matte Black Receiver: Matte Black Safety: Reversible Safety Selector Sights: Magpul PRO Sights Stock: Collapsible / Folding Stock Magazine: 1 / 30 rd. Magpul PMAG Weight: 6.5 lbs. Rate of Twist: 1-in-7″ Barrel Length: 16.1 Overall Length: 32 to 35.5 Features: M-LOK Capable Geissele 13″ MK4 Handguard