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Posted: 4/10/2006 10:50:00 AM EDT
I noticed the buffer assembly in my Colt 6601 is made of plastic rather than the usual metal. Is this a new mil spec or just a cost saving ploy? If not mil spec, where might I purchase a correct replacement?
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 10:52:55 AM EDT
I have your same rifle with your same buffer. It's just a saving cost ploy.

I've ordered a metal one from RRA. works great
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 10:57:54 AM EDT
Yup! Ditch it! There's been pics of those things split and cracked on this site. Get a real buffer.

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 10:59:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/10/2006 11:00:58 AM EDT by Stickman]
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 11:36:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
Colt makes two different levels of AR15s

Link Posted: 4/10/2006 4:39:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:31:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
And Colt Gold Cups have a plastic mainspring housing and plastic trigger, Yep it's a real Colt Quality Firearm.

Looking at my Colt Gold cup. Nope, has neither, OMG, neither does my new series 70, OMG twice, Nor do my WW1 reissues. Damn POS.
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 5:47:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 6:52:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/10/2006 7:16:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By David_Hineline:
Plastic started with the series 80 guns.

I believe it was put on SOME series 80s. My series 80 SS NMGC has no plastic whatsoever on it. The 1991 has the MSH and trigger [or USED to], my Defender does also as does my SS commander. Had no problems with any of the plastic parts. Don't like them but they have been trouble free. Both plastic parts are easily changed if you want. I was going to change the Defenders trigger but it is nice enough not to bother with it.

I personally dislike the SA trigger lock rinky dink thingy in the MSH more.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 5:46:30 AM EDT
The polymer MSH never really bothered me. I never even gave it much thought until now.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 3:11:25 PM EDT
If you plan on shooting the gun, I would get a real buffer and ditch the plastic one.
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 4:31:38 PM EDT
Where online can I get a quality factory style buffer?
Link Posted: 4/11/2006 7:15:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:10:15 AM EDT
Thanks for the info. I ordered one from RRA for $12.50. Isn't it interesting that for a Colt buffer assembly, the going price is typically over $30?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 3:24:38 AM EDT
!Yikes! Junk!
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