Originally Posted By Avalon01:
Pretty slick paint job on the Colt Gov't Model.
Was that an option from Colt, or done aftermarket? Av.
Avalon, I was testing if I could post pictures successfully and I guess it works!
The rifle is a Govenrment Model R6550 and is the Civilian version of the current GI issue infantry rifle. I believe only 500+ or- of these rifles were MFG., the finish was done by Z-Coat out of Florida specifically for COLT but they went out of business years ago adding to the rifles value. There were 500 of these produced from 1987 to 1989. All of these were Green Label, so they have all the dreaded features. They are like a 3 digit SP-1, valubale, not very many mfg and worth more as a pristine show/collection piece than as a shooter.