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Posted: 12/20/2013 10:50:00 AM EDT
There was a thread here a while back that Colt was buying LWRC.  There have been two threads started over at LWRC's website that were deleted within minutes.  Usually a sign that something is brewing.  Has anyone heard anything recently?

If they do acquire LWRC, my first question is why?  Beyond that, what kind of changes, if any, would LWRC be looking at? Stupid Colt rollmark on all their rifles?
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 9:55:36 AM EDT
I'd expect a massive drop in QC at LWRC





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This would be my worry as well.  I have been wanting the new Six8, but I think I will hold off and see what shakes out with this (although, it might be smarter to get one now...).
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This would be my worry as well.  I have been wanting the new Six8, but I think I will hold off and see what shakes out with this (although, it might be smarter to get one now...).
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Hoping this goes into open source and others start making DI billets that will take Magpuls longer 6.8 magazines....(also hoping Magpul makes
some 15 rounders and 10 rds as well....
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This would be my worry as well.  I have been wanting the new Six8, but I think I will hold off and see what shakes out with this (although, it might be smarter to get one now...).
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Hoping this goes into open source and others start making DI billets that will take Magpuls longer 6.8 magazines....(also hoping Magpul makes
some 15 rounders and 10 rds as well....
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According to this thread http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=126&t=628366, they are going to make DI-compatible receiver sets.  Then again, from promise to fruition is a long trek with LWRC...

Link Posted: 12/20/2013 10:19:44 AM EDT
I am pretty sure it ideas already happened.  My guess is they will make an announcement around Shot Show time.
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 10:24:57 AM EDT
LWRC gets passed around like a cheap whore.  If this is true that makes 4 times its been sold since its birth.  I have owned a LWRC since it was Leitner Wise Rifle Company and for every owner since.  Looks like Leitner Wise started another company here

I wonder whats going on with the company.  I really like what they produce.
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 10:25:29 AM EDT
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Well, that sucks.  What's in it for LWRC?  Simply cash?
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Well, that sucks.  What's in it for LWRC?  Simply cash?

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Yep. Most recent owner probably wanted to retire. He had majority stakes in a LOT of companies
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 10:48:25 AM EDT
That previous thread was mine on the Colt industry page. LWRC could gain from the metal forging plants Colt owns and also colt has a better name for military contracts. Other then that I'm not sure. I really don't want this to happen as I do believe QC would drop.
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 10:51:05 AM EDT
So LWRC will now be made by UAW folks?
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According to this thread http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=126&t=628366, they are going to make DI-compatible receiver sets.  Then again, from promise to fruition is a long trek with LWRC...

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This would be my worry as well.  I have been wanting the new Six8, but I think I will hold off and see what shakes out with this (although, it might be smarter to get one now...).


Hoping this goes into open source and others start making DI billets that will take Magpuls longer 6.8 magazines....(also hoping Magpul makes
some 15 rounders and 10 rds as well....


According to this thread http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=126&t=628366, they are going to make DI-compatible receiver sets.  Then again, from promise to fruition is a long trek with LWRC...



Special buy on 68 forums already in motion

I would love a Mega in this version
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 11:00:24 AM EDT
So LWRC will start to use MIM parts??
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 11:41:53 AM EDT
Colt would probably stand to gain a lot of technical knowledge from the acquisition. People forget that Colt Cannada has contracts with several European countries and they may want LWRC's knowledge to try and compete with the Hk series of rifles which are winning lots of contracts over there.
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I thought Colt was the standard by which all other rifles were judged? Never owned one myself.
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I thought Colt was the standard by which all other rifles were judged? Never owned one myself.





 

To some people they are.




Now people who actually own, shoot or have even handled different kinds, Colts are at best middle of the road

 
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Now people who actually own, shoot or have even handled different kinds, Colts are at best middle of the road
 
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I thought Colt was the standard by which all other rifles were judged? Never owned one myself.

  To some people they are.

Now people who actually own, shoot or have even handled different kinds, Colts are at best middle of the road
 


No, those are the people that bitch over forge seams, and slight microscopic differences in annodizing color. They think everything they have should be a museum peice. Sometimes the put Velcro on their brass deflector do they won't get brass marks
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 12:02:51 PM EDT
Leitner knows what he's doing, and from what I've seen he puts out a good product. That being said, he's got nothing to do with LWRC any more, but his new attempt I'm watching pretty closely.
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I thought Colt was the standard by which all other rifles were judged? Never owned one myself.


  To some people they are.



Now people who actually own, shoot or have even handled different kinds, Colts are at best middle of the road

 




No, those are the people that bitch over forge seams, and slight microscopic differences in annodizing color. They think everything they have should be a museum peice. Sometimes the put Velcro on their brass deflector do they won't get brass marks




 
Meh, I beat the shit out of my DD, Noveske and LWRC.
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 9:57:19 PM EDT
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I have a few.  Reliable rifles, but I don't think it would qualify as the "standard"...
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Link Posted: 12/20/2013 10:23:52 PM EDT
I hope there will be a LWRC Survival Edition with Blackhawk furniture, water, and other worthless crap.
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I'd expect a massive drop in QC at LWRC

I thought Colt was the standard by which all other rifles were judged? Never owned one myself.

  To some people they are.

Now people who actually own, shoot or have even handled different kinds, Colts are at best middle of the road
 


No, those are the people that bitch over forge seams, and slight microscopic differences in annodizing color. They think everything they have should be a museum peice. Sometimes the put Velcro on their brass deflector do they won't get brass marks


Hell yeah, especially that last part!  Well, used to, when I would actually shoot the gun.
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 10:58:38 PM EDT
Colt is the standard.  You can spend a little less and get a much shittier rifle , you can spend a lot more and step into a KAC, Larue,  Noveske, etc.  I've owned most, shot all and my go-to rifle is a Colt  
The fancy ones get treated like safe queens, sad I know.

I look forward to any announcement that may come @ SHOT show
Link Posted: 12/20/2013 11:15:52 PM EDT
There are a lot, I mean a lot of countries looking at the 6.8 seriously right now because of the LWRCi Six8.

Not just the ones that are already publicly known. Most of it is hints and rumors , but Colt could much more easily fill the contracts than LWRC if some of these other nations adopt it, especially if it is adopted as a general issue arm and not as a SF sort of thing.

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Not just the ones that are already publicly known. Most of it is hints and rumors , but Colt could much more easily fill the contracts than LWRC if some of these other nations adopt it, especially if it is adopted as a general issue arm and not as a SF sort of thing.

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Fill us in on why you believe that the Six8 is changing the field as I may not be up to date on the Six8.
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and recalls of defective rifles, a la "the Colt Ultralight rifle", where they bought the design from Melvin Forbes and then botched it up.
Link Posted: 12/21/2013 6:31:19 AM EDT
Would LWRC instantly become a tier 3 weapon, or would this transition take time?
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This would be my worry as well.  I have been wanting the new Six8, but I think I will hold off and see what shakes out with this (although, it might be smarter to get one now...).


Hoping this goes into open source and others start making DI billets that will take Magpuls longer 6.8 magazines....(also hoping Magpul makes
some 15 rounders and 10 rds as well....


According to this thread http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=126&t=628366, they are going to make DI-compatible receiver sets.  Then again, from promise to fruition is a long trek with LWRC...



Special buy on 68 forums already in motion

I would love a Mega in this version



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Link Posted: 12/22/2013 4:28:44 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/22/2013 4:33:58 AM EDT
Oh, piss on LWRC and their faggot ass spiral fluted barrels, that's some corny shit right there.  Almost as bad as Mossberg's gheyness
Link Posted: 12/22/2013 5:01:40 AM EDT
Colt buying LWRC would be like GM buying Porsche and telling the boys in Zuffenhausen how to come up to be Like zu Merken in quality.

Strictly IMO but not good for us in the long run.

I know some think Colt is all that and I have had a few and thought they were very good but compared to an LWRC, LMT or PWS they are noticeably inferior and yes my guns get shot a whole bunch and I don't baby anything


Wulfmann
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Colt buying LWRC would be like GM buying Porsche and telling the boys in Zuffenhausen how to come up to be Like zu Merken in quality.

Strictly IMO but not good for us in the long run.

I know some think Colt is all that and I have had a few and thought they were very good but compared to an LWRC, LMT or PWS they are noticeably inferior and yes my guns get shot a whole bunch and I don't baby anything


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I'm guessing you haven't been following Porsche quality very closely? Am I right?
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Fill us in on why you believe that the Six8 is changing the field as I may not be up to date on the Six8.
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There are a lot, I mean a lot of countries looking at the 6.8 seriously right now because of the LWRCi Six8.

Not just the ones that are already publicly known. Most of it is hints and rumors , but Colt could much more easily fill the contracts than LWRC if some of these other nations adopt it, especially if it is adopted as a general issue arm and not as a SF sort of thing.



Fill us in on why you believe that the Six8 is changing the field as I may not be up to date on the Six8.


Curious as well.
Link Posted: 12/22/2013 6:08:15 AM EDT
PLEASE NO! Keep your shitty Colt hands off of my LWRC!
Link Posted: 12/22/2013 11:37:09 AM EDT
Colt is good shit
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