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Posted: 12/27/2003 4:54:18 PM EDT
Exactly what did colt use for the finish on their pre-ban guns.  I have one that is grey black and one that is much lighter in color. Just wondering.  Thanks.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 11:59:15 AM EDT
Both of yours should be anodized. Colt just had various shades over the years.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 4:26:51 AM EDT
Early pieces had a finish that was very close to WW2 parkerizing; kind of a greeniish gray. Got a very late M16A1 milsurp upper assy last year that is close enough to the current dark finished pieces that it goes on a current AR lower without any siginificant difference in coloration.

My late 1970's SP1 has a color slightly darker than the early Air Force M16 upper I have.  As noted above, Colt has used a variety of colors to anodize their pieces.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 5:21:48 AM EDT
thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 12/29/2003 7:39:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2003 7:40:22 AM EDT by Dirk_Pitt]
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