Never see a gun, from ANY manufacturer, come out of a sealed box with a zip tie on the action. Ever. What I have seen, at plenty of gun shows and gun stores, are firearms with zip ties on them to prevent prospective buyers from dry firing and/or working the action.
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That’s also what I’m saying.,. Guns don’t leave factories with tie wraps.
Also, no guns from Colt go straight to a gun shop dealer. They all go to distributors is my understanding.