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Posted: 1/19/2015 10:23:16 PM EST
A good friend go mine gave me a pre-ban Colt Sporter Match HBAR as a birthday gift. He bought it brand new around 1992-1994 and sat in his closet since unfired. I noticed the original mags that came with it are labeled 222 REM. I know these were made for export but is it normal for these to come with this model that was bought in the US and be limited to 5 rounds from the factory?





Pictured with a 30 round Colt factory mag with a date stamp of 3-94





Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:28:20 PM EST
There were .222 models offered for sale in the U.S.

IIRC, these were originally manufactured for Italy.

A REALLY rare one would be the .17 Remington.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:31:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PursuitSS:
There were .222 models offered for sale in the U.S.

IIRC, these were originally manufactured for Italy.

A REALLY rare one would be the .17 Remington.
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I know there were few .222 Colt ARs but these mags came with a .223 rifle. Maybe a factory mixup when packing the accessories?
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:06:01 AM EST
that looks like a vintage S&W sight screwdriver in the last picture.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 12:15:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Coop4570:
that looks like a vintage S&W sight screwdriver in the last picture.
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It sure is. I have the other aluminum cleaning rod also. That was the only pic I had of the manual.
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 9:56:20 AM EST
You have significantly better friends than I do
Link Posted: 1/20/2015 7:03:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2015 7:08:01 PM EST by VaFarmBoy]
I had that exact same rifle. I bought it in 1994. I can't remember whether it came with one or two mags, but I do remember it (or them) being the 20 round mag body with the 5 round block in it(not marked 222 though). Needless to say ridding the magazine of that stupidity was job one.

They are nice rifles, but I added an Accu Wedge to mine to eliminate the sloppy fit between the upper and lower. The Bushmaster XM177 I purchased in 1993 actually had a much better upper/lower fit.

Oh, and Op, you have a great friend there!
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