Colt Automatic Rifle Prototype USMC Trials

A friend of mine and fellow collector did a great job of putting back together a USMC Colt prototype. Here is his description.

“This was the M16 AR (automatic rifle) designed for the Marine corp trials in the 90’s. This lower was the original prototype X serial and they made I believe 5 others with just the MC prefix

The lower is an original lower that was demilled and then rewelded so the front half is original. The upper is also an original prototype flattop upper and the barrel assembly is a normal Diemaco LMG which was used. The bipod was the last piece I needed and was just used with an m60 bipod.

The FCG was an open bolt with just safe and fire so I have an original open bolt bolt catch and an open bolt notched carrier in it as well. The other pieces are colt standard semi.

I’m glad I was able to bring this back to its previous glory to 100%”

Colt AR6951 9MM Carbine Lower Receiver

I have received many, many inquiries on my Instagram page about what the lower receiver markings look like on my new production Colt AR6951 9MM carbine. I did a short video for there and figured I would share it here too. In this video you can see the left side of the lower receiver. Note the presence of lever stops at the selector position. More to come soon.

Happy Birthday Samuel Colt

Today we celebrate the life of Samuel Colt. His life and the ongoing history of Colts Manufacturing Company LLC has inspired so many of us. Not only did the legacy of Colt firearms influence firearms design and manufacturing, it has given us the inspiration to appreciate, collect, fire and study the history of Colt firearms. 🇺🇸

1999 Colt Compensated Match Target Rifle

The three images in this post are scans from documents in a 1999 Colt press kit that I have. The ‘Compensated Match Target’ rifle shown is the only Colt AR design with an advertising sheet in the press kit. The first two images are the front/back of that advertising sheet.

Front of the two-sided Compensated Match Target product insert
Back-side of the two-sided Compensated Match Target product insert

For historical price reference, the third image is a scan of the AR section of the Colt price guide for 1999. As you can see prices from 1999 to now have remained almost unchanged.

AR-15 section of the 1999 Colt press kit price guide.

There were two models in the ‘Compensated Match Target’ product line. They were the MT6601C Match Target HBAR (1/7 rifling) and the MT6700C Match Target Competition HBAR (1/9 rifling).

Colt 2022 International Military & Law Enforcement Catalog

A generous member sent me this current Colt 2022 International Military & Law Enforcement catalog that he picked up at a european arms show.

Catalog Cover

In this post there is an image of the front cover (above), table of contents (below) and the rear cover (bottom of post).

Table of Contents

I am out of time for tonight but will post more images from the catalog soon.

Rear Cover