If the AWB sunsets, what do you suppose a fellow will have to pay for a civilian model M4? I would assume that Colt will offer one complete with bayonet lug, collapsible stock, flash hider, etc. but in semiauto and with a 16 inch barrel. Any guesses?
I wouldn't count on it being made available at all if the AWB sunsets.
unfortunately Colt showed some initiative in the Pre-AWB days. As you may recall, the voluntarily suspended sales of the AR's for a wgile and then stopped selling CAR-15's. They would only sell regular AR's and they sold them withou bayonet lugs.
Certainly one can understand that they were trying to maintain a low profile at a difficult time. Still, I can't imagine them putting a civilian legal M4-gery out there with a collapsible stock, suppressor and lug.