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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 2/19/2001 2:23:19 PM EDT
This may be off track, but I'm dying of curiosity. Anyone know what's happening with the Colt Bolt rifles. First they were announced with much fanfare, then they became "Limited Editions", now I hear that they have been discontinued, and even that Colt has let the factory go back to the original developer. They appear to be a good buy for the money. The Colt site has nothing, not even info on the rifles. Any guesses, rumors, opinions?
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 2:36:33 PM EDT
BTT- I'd like to know too.
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 3:53:21 PM EDT
Colt bought the rights from Melvin Forbes for the Ultralight rifle design. Then they didn't pay him royalties or something. Additionally, I hear that they were supposed to employ his son (or in-law) and laid him off. Can you say "litigation"? I saw a few Colt rifles in .270 last week and that's apparently all there will be. Got this from gun shop rumor control, if I find out anything different from a friend in the business I'll let y'all know. Rick
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 9:49:12 PM EDT
They aren't very nice either. The wholesale price on them is under 400 bucks, and that is high IMO. They look like they were made by Savage. Very unimpressive and not very light weight at 6.75 lbs. I've neer seen an original Forbes rifle, but the Colt is a real stinker.
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 10:13:03 PM EDT
CDNN Investments has them for $489.99 in 30/06, .270, 300WinMag, and 7mmRemMag. [url]www.cdnninvestments.com[/url] Their ad claims "Last ones ever- Very few made!"
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 10:19:11 PM EDT
Well, I couldn't find them on the CDNN website, but you can see it in their ad on page 29 of the February 19 Shotgun News.
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