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Posted: 6/26/2003 8:54:53 PM EDT
I just bought a Colt Sporter H-Bar, which has serial # MH-013xxx. I understand this to be a preban lower. Why would it be shipped with a post-ban upper?
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 8:43:13 AM EDT
Do you think it's post-ban because of the lack of a bayonet lug? Some if not most didn't have one. Glockdog Airborne!!
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 8:45:08 AM EDT
Does it have the flash suppressor?
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 9:33:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2003 9:35:33 AM EDT by Prebandanna]
Guys, thanks much for the replies. It doesn't have a bayo lug and the flash is actually one of those soldered on compensators that resemble the birdcage style with no slots in the bottom. I haven't checked for sure yet, but I would guess that there are no barrel threads for that compensator.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 10:15:42 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Prebandanna: is actually one of those soldered on compensators that resemble the birdcage style with no slots in the bottom. I haven't checked for sure yet, but I would guess that there are no barrel threads for that compensator.
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That may be the A2 Flash suppressor. The 2 bottom slots are not cut so dust doesn't rise when firing from prone. That may be a peel washer and not solder.
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 11:50:12 AM EDT
sounds like it is correct, my sporter doesnt have a bayo lug but does have the flash suppressor and i would bet it is a washer. i know mine is preban i got it new for a graduation present. Ronald
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 6:36:47 PM EDT
Yea, you guys are probably correct. I'm not familiar with the a2. I always thought they plugged up those holes to get around the technicalities of the flash suppressor. I feel better about the purchase. I got it for $1200 which seemed like a good deal for a preban. Thanks for the help!
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 7:12:27 PM EDT
Sounds like a good buy to me. (Unless the AWB dies.)
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 8:45:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/27/2003 8:50:16 PM EDT by Prebandanna]
Just one more question about this deal, I noticed that I can't load more than five rounds in the Colt 20 rd. mag., that came with the gun. I took the mag apart and found a "U" shaped piece of metal about 3" tall. I think this prevents the mag from taking any more rounds. Is this one of those post ban mags that you aren't supposed to put any more than 10 rds? I didn't see any markings to that effect, so how would you be able to tell? I always heard that post ban mags were supposed to be marked. Is illegal to remove that metal restriction? Thanks!
Link Posted: 6/27/2003 9:13:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 9:02:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/28/2003 5:16:10 PM EDT by Halfcocked]
Are you sure Troy. Wouldn't that constitute a conversion to a high capacity after the ban?
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 9:05:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Halfcocked: Are you sure Troy. Wouldn't that consitute a conversion to a high capacity after the ban?
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It was a high cap before the ban. The block is not permenant.
Link Posted: 6/28/2003 9:51:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er:
Originally Posted By Halfcocked: Are you sure Troy. Wouldn't that consitute a conversion to a high capacity after the ban?
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It was a high cap before the ban. The block is not permenant.
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What's permenent? Mine came with a 20 rounder blocked to 5 and the floor plate was pop riveted. I drilled the rivet out and removed the block the day I got it, well before '94. If it was blocked before, during and after the ban took place, it was not a high cap. Unless it was removed before September 13, 1994, it would be illegal to do so now, wouldn't it? I'l add I'm no legal mag. Nazi. I'ld say in private do it and let the ATF try to prove otherwise but....
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