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    Colt 6900 Light Carbine

    Anyone know anything about this rifle? Local dealer had a few come in and the first thing that caught my eye was that the box was sealed shut with plastic tape instead of the 3" wide masking tape that came on my 6940, 6720, and 6920 rifles making me wonder if it was packaged or even made at the same plant. I'll post a couple pics from a gunbroker auction. It has no dust cover or forward assist and a 1-8 twist barrel. Also it is marked "Colts Mfg" and not "Colt Defense" like my rifles on the lower, and given those differences, I was wondering if Colt themselves even made them. Sorry if this is a repost.






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    What does the label on the end of the box look like?

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    I am guessing this is the most current production? I am curious too where it is produced.

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    So Colt has decided to hop a ride the on short bus... For the life of me I can't understand why they just won't stick to the market that was built off of their back. They could never build enough 6920's and 6940's. What about the much anticipated 901 that hasn't even seen a modest production run? This little gem has Sportical/OCR written all over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zb39 View Post
    What does the label on the end of the box look like?
    Here is a label from a 6900.
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    I agree with Specarm above. Just the 6920 offered in several configurations would be enough to keep their line running 24/7.

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    If you are able to remove the Hand Guards there should be a Date on the Barrel.
    Near the front sight.

    I would assume it's a Commercial AR compared to a Mil. Spec. AR.
    1/8 twist, no cover, even the Colt Horse looks odd. It still has the R in the Horses head.
    Is that a Free Floating Barrel?
    Sounds like a Comercial 6920 Type of AR.

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    I purchased mine second hand, NIB (unfired), and I've got a real itch to shoot it. Got a set of BUIS on the way, so until then...

    It is not cataloged on the Colt website that I could see.

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    why do the modern ARs come with no dust cover or FA? price?

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    I was very interested in this new model before the SHOT Show and I thought it just doesn't have a dust cover but probably have the hinge hole on the upper, but after learning that I can't install a dust cover it's a no go for me, I need the dust cover because I live in a desert area.

    I don't mind the no forward assist, my first Colt SP1 rifle 42 years ago didn't have it either and it worked fine, no problems.

    This is the answer of Colt to the very popular S&W Sport carbine, just look at the Sport's upper and lower receivers they look exactly the same with no dust cover and integrated trigger guard, Colt just upgraded their version a little more with the aluminum free floating handguard, M4 profile barrel, M16 type properly staked gas key bolt carrier (but not HP & MP tested), match type trigger group and they used the Damage Industries (damageusa.com) 6-position mil-spec M4 type carbine buttstock with QD sling attachment sockets.

    The currently hottest and best selling AR out there is the S&W Sport, there is a known market for this AR configuration, the LE6900 Light Carbine's MSRP is $899, my local dealer's price on them are $875 if they ever get them in stock, but they might not get many they have an allocated status from their distributor.
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