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Posted: 8/18/2004 12:11:52 PM EDT
It would seem that for whatever reason Colt 4-position stocks are still going for more than the other brands. I have a stock at home buried away that I seem to remember as a Colt. I'm positive it has the "h" buffer. When I get home & dig it out, how will I know for sure whether or not the stock is a Colt?
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:05:55 PM EDT
If it is the older Colt 4-position stock (and not the new enhanced version with ribs), then there will be a letter "N" on the right side of the stock hidden under the adjustment lever. Depress the lever and you should see the "N".
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:08:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 1:16:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
yup, what he said. If it is one of the ribbed stockes, there is a way to tell, but I cant remember what that was. Lot of help I am huh?



I'm starting to wonder why they ever made you a moderator....
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 3:08:55 PM EDT
Yay, I have an "n"!

Now, what's it worth? It's been mounted & removed one time, and I have the wrench, spring, buffer, etc.
Link Posted: 8/18/2004 4:21:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By norman74:
Yay, I have an "n"!

Now, what's it worth? It's been mounted & removed one time, and I have the wrench, spring, buffer, etc.



Given the lack of current popularity of that type these days, maybe $100 if it's in tip top shape; maybe less. Earlier on, some guys wanted Colt diameter buffer tubes for their fancy after market type stock assys, but the four position tube is shorter than all the current type stocks, so using one w/the new stocks leaves a gaping hole at the rear---and you can now get 6 position aftermarket tubes w/the Colt diameter, so having a Colt tube isn't that big an issue any more.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 10:41:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By new-arguy:
yup, what he said. If it is one of the ribbed stockes, there is a way to tell, but I cant remember what that was. Lot of help I am huh?


IIRC, the "Horsey" stocks have a "squared" notch in front of the release latch, as opposed to a "rounded" notch on the others.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:13:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:15:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shamayim:
you can now get 6 position aftermarket tubes w/the Colt diameter, so having a Colt tube isn't that big an issue any more.



I wish some one would have shown me where to get one of these when I asked over a month ago, would have saved me a bunch of money...
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:14:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoCompanyUSA:
I have a old (late 80's) Colt Gov Carbine AR15 with a CAR stock.
Bought it new, but no markings ??

Try to put the "Colt" stock on a commercial buffer tube.
If it fits . . . it's not a Colt.




I also had a Colt stock with no markings. It would only fit on Colt buffer tubes.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:22:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 7:23:06 PM EDT by Lumpy196]
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:23:52 PM EDT
Mine's not the enhanced model. It's the traditional look with only two "ribs" to a side
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:33:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:39:19 PM EDT
sorry for being ignorant but what does the "N" stand for?
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:40:13 PM EDT
Where can I get a buffer tube that will work with the colt buttstock? I have the older version with the N on it.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 7:42:11 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/19/2004 9:29:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2004 9:30:08 PM EDT by BravoCompanyUSA]
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:36:36 AM EDT
[sarcasm on] The best way to tell it is a REAL Colt, is if it makes you shoot so much better that it would justify the extra money [sarcasm off]
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:54:24 AM EDT
Where does one get the OLD SCHOOL 4 pos COLT Stock?
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 6:01:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 6:05:25 AM EDT by norman74]

Originally Posted By markm:
Where does one get the OLD SCHOOL 4 pos COLT Stock?



I might just be selling mine.

ETA:
Mine looks like this, but has the "N" that everyone told me to look for and is 4 position with the "H" buffer.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:19:54 AM EDT
SAVE IT FOR ME! I know SAW wants like $150 for new. I can't pay that much, but if its in good shape we can talk!
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 8:41:30 AM EDT
I thought I bought a Colt stock 6 years ago, but I have no "n". Oh well, the stock has worked perfectly and is tight, but I'd still would have rather had a Colt. I swear I learn something new everytime I log on to this site.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:43:02 AM EDT
Vltor receiver tube fits Colt M4 stock..
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:45:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
SAVE IT FOR ME! I know SAW wants like $150 for new. I can't pay that much, but if its in good shape we can talk!



Actually I think they want $180. But drop me a PM or an email and let's see if we can work something out.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 9:47:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By norman74:

Originally Posted By markm:
SAVE IT FOR ME! I know SAW wants like $150 for new. I can't pay that much, but if its in good shape we can talk!



Actually I think they want $180. But drop me a PM or an email and let's see if we can work something out.



You're right. They raised the price since I last looked a year or so ago!
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 10:54:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By five-five-six:
sorry for being ignorant but what does the "N" stand for?



"NOT Fake"

There's also a number "1" on the same side of the stock, on the other side of the latch pin.
Link Posted: 8/21/2004 12:58:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kisara:

"NOT Fake"



Ha ha! I always thought is stood for "No way this came from Olympic Arms"
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