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clev  [Team Member]
7/21/2010 4:13:58 PM EST

I bought an upper about 10 years ago before I knew anything about AR's. I was thinking it was a Colt M4. It is a 1 in 9 twist. How can I confirm if is really a Colt or not?
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Combat_Jack  [Team Member]
7/21/2010 4:33:29 PM EST
What does the barrel say? Is there and M4 mark on the upper above the gas tube hole?
altopwescap  [Member]
7/21/2010 4:50:55 PM EST
If it's a Colt the receiver will have a "C" above the forward assist and Colt proof marks near the delta ring.
Molon  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 11:13:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By clev:

I bought an upper about 10 years ago before I knew anything about AR's. I was thinking it was a Colt M4. It is a 1 in 9 twist. How can I confirm if is really a Colt or not?


That makes it highly doubtful that it is a genuine Colt M4.








Molon  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 11:18:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By altopwescap:

If it's a Colt the receiver will have a "C" above the forward assist . . .



Not necessarily. The receivers shown below are from genuine Colts.














altopwescap  [Member]
7/22/2010 12:06:22 PM EST
true, Diemaco (Colt's Canada holding) are more common in the US these days, but 10 years ago?
Molon  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 12:08:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By altopwescap:
true, Diemaco (Colt's Canada holding) are more common in the US these days, but 10 years ago?


Good point.

hellbound  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 12:31:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By Molon:
Originally Posted By clev:

I bought an upper about 10 years ago before I knew anything about AR's. I was thinking it was a Colt M4. It is a 1 in 9 twist. How can I confirm if is really a Colt or not?


That makes it highly doubtful that it is a genuine Colt M4.

http://www.box.net/shared/static/6r6m3cf66e.jpg


not necessarily , if i remember right, the MT6700 (20") and MT6731 (16") were both 1/9 twist HBAR's
hellbound  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 12:32:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By Molon:
Originally Posted By altopwescap:
true, Diemaco (Colt's Canada holding) are more common in the US these days, but 10 years ago?


Good point.



my MT6400C came with a Diemaco upper in 02-03 timeframe
clev  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 12:34:50 PM EST
Thanks for the help guys. I also meant to tell you is a a heavy barrel also. Here are some pics I took.
I never even noticed some of those markings, lol
Can someone tell me what they mean?







Molon  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 12:40:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By clev:
Thanks for the help guys. I also meant to tell you is a a heavy barrel also. Here are some pics I took.
I never even noticed some of those markings, lol
Can someone tell me what they mean?

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu234/clev_01/IMG_0350.jpg


http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu234/clev_01/IMG_0351.jpg


http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu234/clev_01/IMG_0353.jpg


Dude, that is not a Colt M4. Can you post a pic of the entire barrel with the handguards off. It's likely a Colt 6721 or possibly a 6922, also sold as a AR6920-DC upper.




6721






6922, AR6920-DC



Molon  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 12:40:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By hellbound:
Originally Posted By Molon:
Originally Posted By clev:

I bought an upper about 10 years ago before I knew anything about AR's. I was thinking it was a Colt M4. It is a 1 in 9 twist. How can I confirm if is really a Colt or not?


That makes it highly doubtful that it is a genuine Colt M4.

http://www.box.net/shared/static/6r6m3cf66e.jpg


not necessarily , if i remember right, the MT6700 (20") and MT6731 (16") were both 1/9 twist HBAR's


And neither of those are an M4.
hellbound  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 12:46:26 PM EST
i concur with the 6922 since it has a FH and the side sling swivel
Molon  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 12:48:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By hellbound:
Originally Posted By Molon:
Originally Posted By hellbound:
Originally Posted By Molon:
Originally Posted By clev:

I bought an upper about 10 years ago before I knew anything about AR's. I was thinking it was a Colt M4. It is a 1 in 9 twist. How can I confirm if is really a Colt or not?


That makes it highly doubtful that it is a genuine Colt M4.

http://www.box.net/shared/static/6r6m3cf66e.jpg


not necessarily , if i remember right, the MT6700 (20") and MT6731 (16") were both 1/9 twist HBAR's


And neither of those are an M4.


the OP only said he "thought" it was an M4, he's just trying to figure out if it's authentic colt... colt does make 1/9 twist uppers, and his pics appear to be a colt barrel.


What part of "Colt M4 upper" and "I was thinking it was a Colt M4" from the OPs post didn't you understand. His picture clearly shows that it is not an M4.
hellbound  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 1:02:44 PM EST
it's not fucking worth it...
Molon has this covered...
clev  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 1:26:06 PM EST
Yep, my barrel looks like the 6922. I bought the AR about 11 years ago and then ordered the complete upper about a year later. I ordered the upper out of a ShotGun News magazine. So is my upper a Colt? Also, what makes a M4 diffrent from what I have? Is mine shit? lol...





altopwescap  [Member]
7/22/2010 2:16:26 PM EST
Given the additional information it is a Colt M4 and certainly is NOT shit. How does it shoot? Round count? The "C" is the Colt maker mark, the AF just means that they used a forge blank made by Alco Forge. Between the delta ring and the ejection port there should be two small faint proof marks. A "VP" in an inverted triangle and a "C" in a square.
Molon  [Team Member]
7/22/2010 5:00:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By clev:

Yep, my barrel looks like the 6922. I bought the AR about 11 years ago and then ordered the complete upper about a year later. I ordered the upper out of a ShotGun News magazine. So is my upper a Colt? Also, what makes a M4 diffrent from what I have?


An M4 upper has a 14.5" barrel with a 1:7" twist. Your 6922 /AR6920-DC has a 16.1" barrel with a 1:9" twist. Upper conversions such as yours, do not usually have proof marks on them. Normally, only complete rifles do. I owned two of the 6922/AR6920-DC uppers and they were both 100% reliable. Accuracy was as expected for a chrome lined, NATO chambered, governmnet profile barrel. It's a fine upper and should serve you well.





M4 barrel





6922 barrel





proof marks









clev  [Team Member]
7/23/2010 1:25:01 PM EST
Thanks for all the good info guys.
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