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Posted: 10/20/2003 1:16:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/21/2003 1:04:14 PM EDT by wyv3rn]
1. I've noticed the colt bolts have a tiny "channel" behind each lug. I haven't seen this on other manufacturer's bolts (although I'm sure some have it). What is this channel for?

Not to poison the responses but the only purpose I can think of is that it's to help irrigate small dirt/dust/debris. What do you think?

2. Are colt bolts "micropolished"? I know they are magnetic particle tested, but someone mentioned they are "micropolished". I have yet to confirm this from another knowledgeable source.

3. Some of their extractor springs have RED (yes RED) inserts, I've only heard (up until now) of black and blue. What's the story with the red inserts?

TIA
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 11:47:02 AM EDT
BTT
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 12:30:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 1:03:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: They're not "micropolished", they're shot-peened. -Troy
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Thank you for clearing this up! And this is something that only Colt (with maybe a couple other exceptions) does?
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 5:53:13 PM EDT
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