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I had been looking for a Colt manufactured AR15 type rifle and have found a pre-ban Lightweight Sporter for a good price, now I am trying to determine if it is all Colt parts before I purchase it. The lower is obviously Colt as it is so marked, but I can find no Colt markings anywhere on the upper. On the top of the barrel it faintly reads "C MP 5.56 NATO 1/7". Anyone know if this is a proper marking for a Colt barrel? Or, if there is normally anywhere else on the rifle that Colt markings would exist? Any help would be appreciated!
 

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What help I can be:
Colt uppers do, or did have a "CH" or a "CM" molded on the right rear of the carry handle in the thinned web area.

This stands for Colt-Hartford or Colt-Marietta.
This was where the upper was forged, in Hartford or at Marietta, Georgia.

In any event, a "C" on the upper means it's Colt.
 

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Yes, there is a CM on the rear right portion of the carry handle by the sight adjustment knob! Thanks for the info!
 
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