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I believe Colt is going to sell these 4,000 ARMY models rather quickly.

Colt just lost a contract with the U.S. to produce more M16 rifles. The contract was awarded to Belgium's FN, who currently makes the 5.56 SAW machine gun.

If Colt is charging distributors at least $500 each for the 1911A1 Army, the math says this is a much-needed $2,000,000 cash infusion.

With such an instant hit and needing cash, Colt might follow up on the WWII manufacture theme and produce models with US NAVY and USMC markings.

Yes or no?

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First off, the new boss at Colt basically told the Ordnance Department to bugger off. He said he was currently producing the M16A2 at a loss and was amazed that the former management had allowed this to happen. He said that he'd gladly finish out the M4 contract, then re-bid it as well. But he said he WOULD NOT lose money in the deal.

I for one am glad to see some BALLS in the board room at Hartford. It is long overdue.

Long live Colt!

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Let me add that I really don't give a damn if Colt decides to produce the Repro in greater numbers, in fact I encourage it! They wouldn't gain much collector value anyway so why not crank 'em out?

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Besides, Colt only had that M16a2 contract for a year of two I think.
The M-4 contract CAN'T be lost, since Colt was awarded patent right to the upgrades when FN underbid them.
With the current situation however, I can foresee Colt getting a supplemental contract if FN can't meet numbers.
 

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Army Colt, Navy Colt, I just want to see the WW2 repro sell for $700 or less. Then I might consider one.

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The FN M-16's are made within a mile of my house. I was out in the driveway last week after going hunting and unloading the ATV from the trailer late in the evening and I could hear the second shift on the indoor range letting go with the 4 round burst three times each. Man, that raised the hair on the back on my neck! Would I love to get the tour of that plant, but with all the razor wire and guard posts, I'd have better luck sneaking onto Fort Jackson a mile in the other direction.
 

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You mean three round burst 4 times each? All M-16A2s are three shot burst that I know of. At least the ones I had in the ARMY.

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They must have been Marine issue. They're that special. They get to have 4-round bursts!


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[This message has been edited by dsk (edited 09-25-2001).]
 
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Originally posted by dsk:
They must have been Marine issue...
Yeah. Nowadays in boot camp they don't have to answer the Gunny drill's unbearably difficult question, "How many 3 rd. bursts do you get from a fully-loaded 30 rd. magazine?"

All in good fun,
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