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Posted: 5/22/2002 5:42:12 PM EDT
Cant find this info in my library. Anyone know the answer?

Tom
Link Posted: 5/22/2002 10:18:44 PM EDT
I want to say about 2-3 years ago. I read about it in Am Handgunner or Guns magazine. It was about a year or two before Colt dropped almost all of their handgun models, IIRC.

Maybe FN's web site can tell you? Or the DOD site?
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 12:17:27 AM EDT
It was right about the time Colt anounced they
had stopped making AR-15's. They offered that up
to the feds for browny points. Of cource the M16
and AR15 come off the same line so losing the
contract kind of made it a good time to stop the
AR15. This was about the time of the assault
rifle ban. When they came back out they had made
all the changes so standard parts don't fit.
What I like is people still buy there crap.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 2:25:41 AM EDT
Per FN's website:
Since 1988 FN Manufacturing, Inc. (FNMI) has been the U.S. manufacturer selected to build the M16A2 Assault Rifle presently in service with the U.S. Military. FNMI’s attention to product quality has resulted in the production of rifles whose performance has been widely acclaimed by users.

www.fnmfg.com/products/m16/M16.htm
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 2:31:47 AM EDT
I think it was much earlier than that. I remember my reserve unit getting brand new FN made M16A2s, and that was sometime in 93-95.
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 9:52:20 AM EDT

Quoted:
It was right about the time Colt anounced they
had stopped making AR-15's. They offered that up
to the feds for browny points. Of cource the M16
and AR15 come off the same line so losing the
contract kind of made it a good time to stop the
AR15. This was about the time of the assault
rifle ban. When they came back out they had made
all the changes so standard parts don't fit.
What I like is people still buy there crap.



My thoughts exactly!

May I add;
1911 designed by John Browning NOT colt!
AR15 designed by Eugene Stoner NOT colt!
Sam Colt made a fortune by selling revolvers and M1863 muskets to the Union at about double the fair market value.
Colt has and will again sell out to the gun-grabbers!
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 10:32:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/23/2002 11:05:20 PM EDT

Quoted:
When they came back out they had made
all the changes so standard parts don't fit.
What I like is people still buy there crap.



Other than the pivot pin/take down front pin & sear block, what's different? I own a 6601 post ban & parts readily interchange AFAIK.
Link Posted: 5/24/2002 2:12:03 AM EDT
FN outbid Colt with a lower price per unit cost.
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