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Posted: 5/12/2016 11:55:52 AM EST
I'm wondering if anyone makes a 37mm that looks and mounts just like the actual 40mm m203. Everyone I see doesn't look or mount like an actual 203. Anyone know of an exact replica in 37mm? I've read thru the forum and it appears the only option is to get an actual m203 receiver and use a 37mm barrel.

Thanks,
Mark
Link Posted: 5/12/2016 12:22:24 PM EST
The old Cobray launchers are close, but not exactly identical to a real M203. A real M203 receiver with a 37mm barrel is the only way I know of if you want a perfect clone.
Link Posted: 5/12/2016 1:44:05 PM EST
If you can find one, the RPB steel barrelled launcher mounts close to the barrel. I have one that I had years ago, sold, and bought back when the owner decided to sell it. They are good launchers. Et-Cetera (cobray) mount further from the barrel and use aluminum tubes. GROG
Link Posted: 5/12/2016 4:00:38 PM EST
Does anyone have a source for 37mm barrels that fit the 203?
Link Posted: 5/13/2016 8:44:13 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SilentMark:
Does anyone have a source for 37mm barrels that fit the 203?
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Yes.
Link Posted: 5/13/2016 8:46:15 AM EST
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Yes.
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Originally Posted By SilentMark:
Does anyone have a source for 37mm barrels that fit the 203?


Yes.


And that source is?
Link Posted: 5/13/2016 9:03:13 AM EST
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And that source is?
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Originally Posted By SilentMark:
Does anyone have a source for 37mm barrels that fit the 203?


Yes.


And that source is?


I can't say, because details are not yet public. Someone has started producing them though. There will be more information/they will begin sales....soon.
Link Posted: 5/13/2016 10:48:33 AM EST
Excellent...will it be announced here?
Link Posted: 5/15/2016 9:45:37 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
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Interesting, please keep us updated.
Link Posted: 5/15/2016 1:13:23 PM EST
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I have found both the Cobray and RPB to suck balls...aesthetically, and/or quality wise. A 203 with a 37mm barrel is a great answer, if you can swing the buy in... it would be nice if there were some better options.

I do believe that the ATF hates barrels with the extension to re-cock the launcher... meaning they will not approve one to be non-title I if it has an M203 type cocking mechanism (which is why all the 37mm variants have the external cocking handles)... FWIW.
Link Posted: 5/15/2016 1:22:36 PM EST
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It will circulate like wildfire when it is released. I'm sure it will make the rounds here too.
Link Posted: 5/15/2016 11:08:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:


It will circulate like wildfire when it is released. I'm sure it will make the rounds here too.
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Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
Originally Posted By SilentMark:
Excellent...will it be announced here?


It will circulate like wildfire when it is released. I'm sure it will make the rounds here too.



[borat] I am very excite! [/borat]
Link Posted: 5/16/2016 8:15:55 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:


It will circulate like wildfire when it is released. I'm sure it will make the rounds here too.
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Excellent...will it be announced here?


It will circulate like wildfire when it is released. I'm sure it will make the rounds here too.

Since Shivak stopped making them, there's a BIG Demand
Link Posted: 5/18/2016 9:06:14 PM EST
Tag I guess
Link Posted: 5/18/2016 9:24:12 PM EST
...soon.
Link Posted: 5/23/2016 12:58:50 PM EST
Tag...
Link Posted: 6/27/2016 8:56:43 AM EST
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I can't say, because details are not yet public. Someone has started producing them though. There will be more information/they will begin sales....soon.
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Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
Originally Posted By SilentMark:
Does anyone have a source for 37mm barrels that fit the 203?


Yes.


And that source is?


I can't say, because details are not yet public. Someone has started producing them though. There will be more information/they will begin sales....soon.



Waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting......................................................
Link Posted: 6/27/2016 3:02:21 PM EST
Tagged up with folks last week. There's a reason it's taking some time. It will be yuge!
Link Posted: 6/27/2016 3:39:32 PM EST
Middle/end of August, yes?
Link Posted: 7/8/2016 11:26:44 PM EST
"big demand" and anything 37/40mm might be pushing the limits of the definition "big" and "demand". I'd describe it as more of a dedicated niche...

In any event, one has to ask the OP: why? So long as it's 37mm it can't be an "exact" replica of the m203.... So why not just get one of the common/inexpensive 37mm units and be happy? Is it all about the looks? To reach their own, but I struggle with the logic!

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Link Posted: 7/9/2016 8:06:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
I can't say, because details are not yet public. Someone has started producing them though. There will be more information/they will begin sales....soon.


I asked Scot the other day. He's not doing 37mm at this point, only the rifled 40mm. Sadly, if we've got the same person in mind, you may be mistaken.

Originally Posted By jekbrown:
"big demand" and anything 37/40mm might be pushing the limits of the definition "big" and "demand". I'd describe it as more of a dedicated niche...

In any event, one has to ask the OP: why? So long as it's 37mm it can't be an "exact" replica of the m203.... So why not just get one of the common/inexpensive 37mm units and be happy? Is it all about the looks? To reach their own, but I struggle with the logic!

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In this line of thinking, the Tac-D 37mm is the best/closest m203 copy on the market these days. No giant handle sticking out the side, extremely solid 7075-T6 and hardened 4140 construction. Even has stand alone mounts available.





Link Posted: 7/10/2016 4:10:55 PM EST
Not sure what the purpose of the bipod is, but that wood stocked 37 is kind of bad ass. Sorta like the m79s red headed step kid. lol

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Link Posted: 7/11/2016 6:29:39 PM EST
The bipod is likely there for photo purposes, mostly. That, and it's generally advised not to have a hand on the tube when firing any 37mm/40mm. VFG, bipod, etc., allow you to do still have a decent aim.
Link Posted: 8/5/2016 6:20:22 PM EST
Tag
Link Posted: 9/27/2016 2:51:54 PM EST
Anything on the 37mm barrels yet? That's the only thing holding me back from buying a LMT M203 title 1 receiver.
Link Posted: 9/28/2016 1:05:56 PM EST
That launcher looks nothing like like an M203.

YUGE announcement not so YUGE.
Link Posted: 9/28/2016 6:54:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By DS11M:
Anything on the 37mm barrels yet? That's the only thing holding me back from buying a LMT M203 title 1 receiver.
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I'll reach out and ask. Got sidetracked with a new job and moving and forgot about it.
Link Posted: 9/29/2016 4:18:06 PM EST
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I'll reach out and ask. Got sidetracked with a new job and moving and forgot about it.
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Anything on the 37mm barrels yet? That's the only thing holding me back from buying a LMT M203 title 1 receiver.


I'll reach out and ask. Got sidetracked with a new job and moving and forgot about it.


Waiting, waiting, waiting..........................................
Just kidding, I'm more like this

waiting patiently.
Link Posted: 10/2/2016 4:58:04 PM EST
Looks like some other projects came in and took priority. Ballpark is next summer.
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 2:07:32 PM EST
Is this still in the works?
Link Posted: 6/19/2017 3:59:11 PM EST
Hell if I know. They went silent.
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Link Posted: 7/2/2017 3:56:51 PM EST
If you want an actual Colt M203 with a 37mm barrel, 200 of these are to be released soon. At $2K, for a real Colt, it's a steal.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_29/284096_Colt-M203-37mm-Grenade-Launchers---Coming-Soon-.html&page=1&anc=3167152#i3167152
Link Posted: 7/7/2017 10:36:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jrpett:
If you want an actual Colt M203 with a 37mm barrel, 200 of these are to be released soon. At $2K, for a real Colt, it's a steal.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_29/284096_Colt-M203-37mm-Grenade-Launchers---Coming-Soon-.html&page=1&anc=3167152#i3167152
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Hey if they're producing 37mm barrels specifically for this small batch of Title 1 203s, perhaps they'll be willing to sell extra 37mm barrels alone. Everybody send them an email asking about this and hopefully they'll do it. That could be our source right there.

Also wouldn't hurt to send LMT an email as well asking for 37mm 203 barrels. The more interest they receive, the more likely they are to do it, as they have already had the idea of offering them for a while now... I sent an inquiry a few weeks ago, and they didn't confirm plans one way or the other, but they may have recommended to keep checking their site...
Link Posted: 7/12/2017 5:54:52 PM EST
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Hey if they're producing 37mm barrels specifically for this small batch of Title 1 203s, perhaps they'll be willing to sell extra 37mm barrels alone. Everybody send them an email asking about this and hopefully they'll do it. That could be our source right there.

Also wouldn't hurt to send LMT an email as well asking for 37mm 203 barrels. The more interest they receive, the more likely they are to do it, as they have already had the idea of offering them for a while now... I sent an inquiry a few weeks ago, and they didn't confirm plans one way or the other, but they may have recommended to keep checking their site...
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I've been bugging the nice folks at LMT about a 37mm Barrel for some months, maybe they will make a few!
Link Posted: 7/13/2017 11:02:17 AM EST
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I've been bugging the nice folks at LMT about a 37mm Barrel for some months, maybe they will make a few!
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Excellent! They're one of the only companies selling Title 1 203s... it only makes sense to offer 37mm barrels. Not everyone wants the ball and chain of having an NFA item in their personal arsenal. I like the idea of having a 203 for the sake of my collection, but I don't think an unconstitutional $200 tax, fingerprints, and 12-18 month wait is worth it for the "privilege" of owning something that no one else can touch unless in my immediate presence, and with which the most fun I could have would be shooting chalk rounds (which I couldn't even do anywhere near where I live now anyway). So no thanks. I'd rather just have the 37mm barrel to complete the "look" and call it a day.

Hey LMT folks if you're reading this--offer a 37mm barrel and you'll probably end up selling more 203s anyway! People would be more enticed to sign up for the m203 awesomeness if they didn't have to wait over a year and deal with the NFA hassle just to own one. Let's be honest--people buy these because they're "cool," rare, and collectible--not because there is a whole lot of practical use for them. I'm OK with admitting that, and still happily want one.

Stay calm, and keep bugging LMT for a 37mm 203 barrel.
Link Posted: 7/15/2017 10:32:44 PM EST
It's not hard to sleeve a 40mm barrel to 37mm. Or find someone to do it for u.

ORF made and sold the older M203 receivers as a title 1.

I picked up 2 new spare colt 12 in 40mm barrels a while ago for my LMT M203 RDD. Friend is going to sleeve the 40 to 37mm for me.

Hope they make more m203 title 1 receivers.
Link Posted: 7/16/2017 7:56:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By M923GreenMachine:
It's not hard to sleeve a 40mm barrel to 37mm. Or find someone to do it for u.

ORF made and sold the older M203 receivers as a title 1.

I picked up 2 new spare colt 12 in 40mm barrels a while ago for my LMT M203 RDD. Friend is going to sleeve the 40 to 37mm for me.

Hope they make more m203 title 1 receivers.
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May be easy for you to say--I don't personally know anyone capable of sleeving a 40mm to 37mm. I already asked ADCO and they said it's not a service they offer. Big surprise there. I swear, people are afraid to touch anything relating to grenade launchers--even non-DD 203 receivers. Just buying the Title 1 receiver was enough of a hassle--my local gun shop basically told me to shove off when I asked them to transfer it. The guy said he didn't care what "Title 1" meant and asked me why I was talking to him. I about felt like a damn criminal for asking. Called up another shop that actually knows some NFA law and it was a totally different story--they said absolutely, no problem.

In light of all this, I'll wait until a legit company like LMT releases a 37mm barrel for the Title 1 203, so I can have the receipt and paper in hand to show the local nosey officer at the range that my 203 isn't a DD. I don't want my property getting indefinitely seized because they need to "investigate" the legality of a sleeved 40mm barrel. The ATF seized that one guy's retro clone lower from US Anodizing because it had an engraved auto sear pin, but they allow Troy to engrave the sear pin holes into their commercially produced retro clone ARs. That's how the ATF operates--arbitrarily. So I'd rather have the legitimacy of a company like LMT to back up my "loophole" non-DD m203 launcher when I inevitably get asked about it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:18:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By jrpett:
If you want an actual Colt M203 with a 37mm barrel, 200 of these are to be released soon. At $2K, for a real Colt, it's a steal.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_2_29/284096_Colt-M203-37mm-Grenade-Launchers---Coming-Soon-.html&page=1&anc=3167152#i3167152
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I went to the website and it shows out of stock with a price of over $3000 for each one. Did I miss out or has the price jumped?
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:27:17 PM EST
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I went to the website and it shows out of stock with a price of over $3000 for each one. Did I miss out or has the price jumped?
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. They have not gone up for sale yet,..Any Day now at the 2k price according to the Dealer
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