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Posted: 6/14/2003 4:43:18 PM EDT
I just started hearing about them.When did colt start using them and how do you identify them?
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:05:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2003 5:08:23 PM EDT by REAPER_1]
Diemaco has been around since 1976 they produce the best AR varients out there today. They produce the Canadian C7,C7A1,C7A2 Rifles as well as the C8 Carbine.They are also contracted by Colt for European sales. The Diemaco parts for the most part are rare as they are not allowed to sell on the civilian market because they are a military contractor for the Canadian Forces,but some surplus parts are now becoming availible. Diemaco receivers will have these markings on the non Canadian Military versions this is an export C8 carbine: [img]http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/walk/gen55/dgca/images/M4/C8markings.JPG[/img] Their web site: [url]www.diemaco.com[/url]
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:03:36 PM EDT
Uh oh, this is gonna get heated. The "better" card has been put on the table, here comes the brand loyalty battle.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:06:06 PM EDT
I have a Bushmaster 'A1' upper on one of my rifles that I suspect was actually made by Diemaco. It's actually a C7 pattern upper, which is basically an A2 upper with the cartridge deflector but it has an M16A1/SP1 style rear sight. The Canadian Army are the only one's I know of using that type of upper in quantity.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:06:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2003 6:07:41 PM EDT by gus]
[b]"If it isn't a Colt, it's a Diemaco"[/b][:D] There. That ought to get them screaming!! FWIW, my Colt M4 upper has a Diemaco receiver.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:10:36 PM EDT
I have to said, if you can buy a Diemaco, buy it, it is one of the best made AR in the world. especially with the chrome lined cold hammer forged barrel.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:36:36 PM EDT
how do know its a diemaco upper? what are the markings?
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:52:28 PM EDT
Couldn't find any markings on the upper. That's why I can only say I 'suspect' that it may be a Diemaco since they supply the Candian military with their M16 varient and there probably isn't a big enough demand for that particular style of upper to justify anyone else manufacturing it.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 7:02:30 PM EDT
I have seen rifles (m4s) in EE recently and say they are all colt except 4 Diemaco reicever.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 7:13:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2003 7:18:49 PM EDT by REAPER_1]
The Diemaco uppers will have a wierd looking "D" on them like on the lower in the above pic.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 7:19:27 PM EDT
Diemaco upper receivers can be found in the US, thats not a problem. What SMGLee is talking about are Diemaco barrels, these are RARE in the US. Almost to the point that they don't exist........
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 8:02:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mrostov: I have a Bushmaster 'A1' upper on one of my rifles that I suspect was actually made by Diemaco. It's actually a C7 pattern upper, which is basically an A2 upper with the cartridge deflector but it has an M16A1/SP1 style rear sight. The Canadian Army are the only one's I know of using that type of upper in quantity.
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All modern A1's are now C7's, you have to look around to find an A1 without the brass deflector, even harder to find the slab side without either the deflecter or forward assist. Currently Bushmaster,DPMS,Oly and others have been carrying A1/C7's with the [url=forgings.com]Anchor Harvey[/url] "splintered A" forge mark.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 6:20:45 AM EDT
What does the "splintered A" receiver mark look like? I have not seen one and I am curious.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 9:09:27 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lee446: What does the "splintered A" receiver mark look like? I have not seen one and I am curious.
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Click the Anchor Harvey link, the symbol is in the upper left. The "splintered A" is actually an A over a H.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 10:24:14 PM EDT
[img]http://www.boomspeed.com/kisara/KisaraDiemaco.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 6:06:31 PM EDT
Thanks for the info and pic's!
Link Posted: 6/16/2003 9:00:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kisara: [url]http://www.boomspeed.com/kisara/KisaraDiemaco.jpg[/url]
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Hey Kisara, Thanks for the pic...! You know the old adage "you learn something every day..." Well today you're the teacher... I'm half ashamed to admit (my Canadian half), that I didn't realize my LE6920 had a Diemaco upper until I saw your pic... I had my suspicions as I read along here... but your contribution made me say... damn... and then run to my safe... Thanks again... and thanks 552bigdog for asking... STP.
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