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Posted: 9/9/2016 5:11:44 PM EDT
Found a pristine, factory fired only Colt Sporter Match HBAR. It has what looks like a factory installed M60 bipod on it. I wanted to pick your guys brains and see if the M60 bipod was a factory accessory or if someone has added it. The flash hider shows no obvious signs of being removed to install a bipod but someone could have just been careful so ? Been so long since I have seen a nice dark gray factory A2 rifle that Im just thinking I am going to go buy it and figure out the bipod issue later. Rifle is new but no box. Looks like a blue label to me as it has a fenced but not drilled lower, large double screw takedown pin and shaved bayo lug. Serial # in the MH040XXX range. Im cash poor right now but I feel I cannot pass this one up.
Link Posted: 9/9/2016 5:17:58 PM EDT
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Pretty sure they had a M60 looking bipod and adapter option at one time.
Link Posted: 9/9/2016 5:26:58 PM EDT
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Thanks, I think im gonna go back any buy it. It will haunt me if I wait a couple days and its gone.
Link Posted: 9/9/2016 6:52:25 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/9/2016 7:20:21 PM EDT
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Looks almost identical to that one. I just bought it so either way its mine now. The only difference I see is this one has the lower with the fence around the mag release instead of the slab side lower. I will post some pics later when I get back home. Looking forward to reading through the linked post to learn more about this rifle.
Link Posted: 9/9/2016 9:22:39 PM EDT
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Just a couple quick pics, I will take more tomorrow when the light is better. Upon closer inspection, it appears the M60 bipod is factory installed. There is a collar that limits rotation of the barrel in the bipod and this collar is very accurately and neatly pinned on the barrel. Sure looks factory anyway.


Link Posted: 9/10/2016 1:25:44 AM EDT
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Now that's cool.

IIRC They produced a model like that but I thought it was just marketed as an open bolt LMG.

Tag for info.
Link Posted: 9/10/2016 5:56:04 PM EDT
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I have never seen or heard of a factory model with the bipod (though with Colt, anything is possible).. But Colt did make a factory gun like that. 741 and 941 (flattop) IIRC.. The uppers started to surface on gunbroker about 5ish years ago.

As the A2 uppers were from the "grey" Sporter era, I would surmise that someone put one of the uppers on a Colt Hbar lower. I did a similar project.

The barrel profile on the Sporter HBARs, and the Colt 741s were identical.
Link Posted: 9/15/2016 8:22:55 PM EDT
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Looks like a no-brainer to me!
Sweet find!
Don't know what you paid ,but it looks worth your money!
Link Posted: 9/16/2016 10:59:36 AM EDT
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Nice find. It is the Colt model 741. Here's a picture in the catalog.
Link Posted: 9/16/2016 11:12:38 AM EDT
[#10]
That's a cool find.
Link Posted: 12/21/2016 8:32:19 PM EDT
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Very cool!  IM sent with a question
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