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Posted: 10/19/2009 11:56:28 AM EST
Does anyone know why Colt still stamps the ban-era "Restricted: LE/Gov't Only" warning on its 6920 receivers?

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 12:12:27 PM EST
Made during the ban.
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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 12:19:17 PM EST
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Made during the ban.


Nah, Colt still stamps it on LE-line models.

No idea why.
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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 12:19:27 PM EST
because they look cool. They don't need them anymore, but people like them. I know I do.

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 12:24:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By CaptShiess:
because they look cool. They don't need them anymore, but people like them. I know I do.


Does Colt sell the 6920s into the regular stream of distributors, or is it like Winchester Ranger ammo, where they sell it to distributors, saying "just sell these to cops," but then doesn't care where it ends up? Will they do warranty work on a LE-marked weapon if you are not LE/Gov't? Anyone ever get hassled for having a gun or magazine that says, in essence, "Cops Only"?

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 12:31:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2009 12:32:50 PM EST by ED_P]
If another ban comes, a few years after that ban, I don't want a gun that says "RESTRICTED MILITARY/GOVT. LAW ENFORCEMENT USE ONLY"

Though it still may still be legal to own, there will be a few cases of police unaware of the legality, causing alot of fuss and subsequent legal fees till it's cleared up weeks/months later.

I wish Colt would not print that on their receivers.

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 12:37:04 PM EST
It's fucking ghey, and as a recovering Colt fan, I refuse to buy
their .MIL/LEO defaced receivers.



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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 12:38:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By thecreeper23:
Originally Posted By CaptShiess:
because they look cool. They don't need them anymore, but people like them. I know I do.


Does Colt sell the 6920s into the regular stream of distributors, or is it like Winchester Ranger ammo, where they sell it to distributors, saying "just sell these to cops," but then doesn't care where it ends up? Will they do warranty work on a LE-marked weapon if you are not LE/Gov't? Anyone ever get hassled for having a gun or magazine that says, in essence, "Cops Only"?


Colt will do warranty work and tell you where you can buy them regardless if you are LEO/Gov or not.

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 1:01:48 PM EST
Do they colt 6920 have a lifetime warranty ?

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 1:11:46 PM EST
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Do they colt 6920 have a lifetime warranty ?


I don't think so.

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 1:17:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/19/2009 1:18:04 PM EST by JonLSU]
Originally Posted By eagle12:
Do they colt 6920 have a lifetime warranty ?


It's a 1 year warranty, but from what I've read from other people's experienes, if you have a problem, it'll get taken care of.

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 1:30:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By myitinaw:
It's fucking ghey, and as a recovering Colt fan, I refuse to buy
their .MIL/LEO defaced receivers.





Thats funny. I got one just because it WAS marked "restricted".
Why?
Because I was bored with the "regular" stampings on my other Colt's.
I also got a RRA "U.S.Property" marked lower because it was different than my other RRA lowers.




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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 2:00:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By Devils_Advocate:
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Made during the ban.


Nah, Colt still stamps it on LE-line models.

No idea why.


I'm sure he was saying the tooling was made during the ban. No reason for colt to waste money and change it. Doesn't bother them.

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 2:59:04 PM EST
Probably because there are still some states with an AWB in place. They don't use that stamping on the MT 6400c, which is a ban compliant version (and why I used 2 6400c receivers for my M4 clone builds).

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 3:37:44 PM EST
COlt told me they did it becasue some states still have a ban, but cops still buy the LE line. the LE is for sale to anyone that the states allow, and the MT line is for states with a ban
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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 5:16:45 PM EST
I think the LE marked guns are for LE only on CT.

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Link Posted: 10/19/2009 5:21:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By brazos609:
I think the LE marked guns are for LE only on CT.


What?

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Link Posted: 10/20/2009 5:31:22 AM EST
Originally Posted By thecreeper23:
Does anyone know why Colt still stamps the ban-era "Restricted: LE/Gov't Only" warning on its 6920 receivers?


I know that Spike's was laser engraving their lowers this way - got one.

They just did it because they could.



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Link Posted: 10/20/2009 5:56:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By myitinaw:
It's fucking ghey, and as a recovering Colt fan, I refuse to buy
their .MIL/LEO defaced receivers.





Pretty much agree with this. I don't know that I'd refuse to buy, but it's definitely ghey.

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Link Posted: 10/20/2009 2:06:45 PM EST
I never really thought about it. The 6920 had everything I was looking for in a rifle so I bought it.

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Link Posted: 10/20/2009 2:46:23 PM EST
Originally Posted By Seraph:
Originally Posted By myitinaw:
It's fucking ghey, and as a recovering Colt fan, I refuse to buy
their .MIL/LEO defaced receivers.





Pretty much agree with this. I don't know that I'd refuse to buy, but it's definitely ghey.


Same, I won't buy a rifle with them either. Luckily Colt makes the MT line.

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Link Posted: 10/20/2009 3:28:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By ED_P:
If another ban comes, a few years after that ban, I don't want a gun that says "RESTRICTED MILITARY/GOVT. LAW ENFORCEMENT USE ONLY"

Though it still may still be legal to own, there will be a few cases of police unaware of the legality, causing alot of fuss and subsequent legal fees till it's cleared up weeks/months later.

I wish Colt would not print that on their receivers.

+1

Knowing my luck, I would get the rookie cop who thinks that only LE/Mil can have that weapon and I stole it from an officer/soldier.
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Link Posted: 10/20/2009 4:44:24 PM EST
I prefer this type of marking:

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Link Posted: 10/20/2009 5:00:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By skywarp989:
I prefer this type of marking:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/skywarp989/Rifles/AR15/DSCN0537.jpg


Where did you get this?

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Link Posted: 10/21/2009 5:18:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By SSeric02:
Originally Posted By skywarp989:
I prefer this type of marking:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/skywarp989/Rifles/AR15/DSCN0537.jpg


Where did you get this?


+1!

And also, is there anywhere you can get a stripped MT lower? I'd love a Colt but I don't like the "Restricted LE use only" stamp myself.

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Link Posted: 10/21/2009 5:57:40 AM EST
Free bragging rights-"see it is the .mil version" " I'm bad"

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Link Posted: 10/21/2009 5:14:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By kabob983:
Originally Posted By SSeric02:
Originally Posted By skywarp989:
I prefer this type of marking:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v29/skywarp989/Rifles/AR15/DSCN0537.jpg


Where did you get this?


+1!

And also, is there anywhere you can get a stripped MT lower? I'd love a Colt but I don't like the "Restricted LE use only" stamp myself.


Nodak Spud did a run of them a couple years ago.

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