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Posted: 6/20/2003 9:30:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 1:15:45 PM EST by STANMAN]
Of a Colt M4 flat top's charging handle latch cutout. Just got an M4 upper (Colt) and while looking it over, noticed the cutout for the charging handle latch is not cut deep enough to actually hold the latch in place. Is this normal, or should I send it back to Colt? I have an Armalite flat top, and it has a full oval cut deep enough for the latch, but the Colt has a 1/2 oval, and its nowhere near deep enough. Thanks for any help.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 12:43:51 PM EST
Come on guys, you are the pro's. Help a brother out here.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 1:49:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/20/2003 1:58:41 PM EST by sfcret]
I would send it back. you paid too much for a rifle that has some flaws in it, that shouldn't be.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 7:32:51 PM EST
I plan on sending it back Monday. Anyone ever delt with Colt's service department? If so, what can I expect?
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 11:30:10 AM EST
Wow, now that I know it is defective no-one has ever dealt with thier service department? Do they never make mistakes or what?
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 1:16:39 PM EST
Picture of someone's not screwed up upper would be appreciated!
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 1:47:57 PM EST
i assume you're talking about the oval shaped depression on the left side of the upper, correct? i can e-mail you a couple pics if you gimme your addy.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 1:49:28 PM EST
oh i forgot to add, it's a bushy m4 flat-top. as far as it being normal, i'd say no regardless of the mfg.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 4:26:52 PM EST
Yep, that's the one of which I am speaking. I am going to try to call them to get a Return Authorization # tomorrow. Is this a good idea, or should I just send it in cold?
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 9:08:28 PM EST
LARGE pics form a Bushy flat-top. [img]http://home.attbi.com/~leelaw/latch1.jpg[/img] [img]http://home.attbi.com/~leelaw/latch2.jpg[/img] [img]http://home.attbi.com/~leelaw/latch3.jpg[/img] [img]http://home.attbi.com/~leelaw/latch4.jpg[/img] I hope these help. -Lee
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 9:19:10 PM EST
this is how it is on my colt match target [img]http://pimpcat.myftp.org/ar/DSC01677.jpg[/img] [img]http://pimpcat.myftp.org/ar/DSC01679.jpg[/img] [img]http://pimpcat.myftp.org/ar/DSC01680.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 10:18:02 PM EST
Yep, mine is so light, there is no upper 1/2, just a very light lower 1/2 oval, that does not even start to hold anything. I KNEW I should have bought a Bushy.
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