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Posted: 3/14/2005 7:17:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 7:17:20 AM EST by _DR]

Does the Colt collapsible Buttstock that comes with the LE series carbine have the Colt brand on it, or is it unmarked. The reason is I am ordering a Colt lower half from SAW for the AR6721, and Tina asked me if I wanted the complete receiver with or without the Buttstock. I could see paying $150 if it was Colt branded, but otherwise might get a CMT Stock which is probably the same.

The question, are the LE stocks Colt branded or not?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 7:29:44 AM EST
It doesn't say COLT in big letters anywhere like the RRA versions do.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:20:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 8:21:52 AM EST by ar_mcadams]
the ctm tubes are 6 pos where the colt tubes are 4 pos. The actual stock itself looks just like the colt and I cant tell them apart.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 8:32:56 AM EST
The newer Colt M4 stocks have no markings on them.
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 11:09:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 11:34:22 AM EST by _DR]
Thanks for the info. Trying to decide whether to get the entire Colt lower half or just the complete receiver. Anyone think there is any merit in the Colt stock over a CMT stock?
Link Posted: 3/14/2005 12:29:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2005 12:31:22 PM EST by YardDogOne]
The CMT stock is very nearly the same as the Colt with the exception of the latch, the Colt is plain and the CMT has the ridged, knurley, grippy things on it, (scientific enough explaination )
There are very minute differences but I dont think it would warrant spending double the money for the Colt
I replaced a couple early type 1 Colt stocks with the CMT stocks and CMT tubes and am very happy, I'd be hard pressed to spend that kind of money again on another Colt when the CMT is so nice a replacement

Oh, to answer your question, Get the CMT and use the leftover money for some ammo, you will be happy you did
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:50:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2005 7:30:32 AM EST by _DR]

Originally Posted By YardDogOne:
The CMT stock is very nearly the same as the Colt with the exception of the latch, the Colt is plain and the CMT has the ridged, knurley, grippy things on it, (scientific enough explaination )
There are very minute differences but I dont think it would warrant spending double the money for the Colt
I replaced a couple early type 1 Colt stocks with the CMT stocks and CMT tubes and am very happy, I'd be hard pressed to spend that kind of money again on another Colt when the CMT is so nice a replacement

Oh, to answer your question, Get the CMT and use the leftover money for some ammo, you will be happy you did



YDO,
Thanks. I have been wrestling with the idea of 3 Stag or similar receivers vs the one Colt receiver, I have decided on the Colt, but the stock was another quandary. You helped me make up my mind, going for the Colt receiver with a CMT stock.

This will be my first REAL, bona-fide AR-15 (AR15A2 GOVT Carbine) lower, so I'm excited. Hopefully add an All Colt upper soon.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 6:58:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2005 6:59:10 AM EST by markm]
It's tough for me to dress a colt lower with any knock off parts, but SAW's prices are so absurd you feel like an ass paying for the real stuff.

I needed a charging handle the other day. So I went to SAWs site to find that they want $40.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:29:56 AM EST
Hell......at Brownell's even with the shop discount it's $51.21 for a Colt CH assembly.

Link Posted: 3/15/2005 7:33:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By markm:
It's tough for me to dress a colt lower with any knock off parts, but SAW's prices are so absurd you feel like an ass paying for the real stuff.

I needed a charging handle the other day. So I went to SAWs site to find that they want $40.



Yeah, that's why I wanted to make sure there wasn't a Huge difference. I would pay the $150 SAW wants for a Telestock if anybody thought there was, but the consensus seems to be that there isn't.

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