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colt serial numbers?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by trlcavscout, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. trlcavscout

    trlcavscout

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    Where are the colt lovers? So I called colt today trying to find out the vintage of the 6920 I have for sale and they couldn't tell me the manufacture date? It is an "le025xxx". Any ideas on where to find more info?
     
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    pull your handguards off and look for the date on the barrel...that will get you close.
     

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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The barrel says 12/05 from what I can see, its hard to see. I didn't know that was their.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Do you know the history of this?
    Barrel date is not matching up to the receiver date.
    How long have you have it?
     
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    I have only had it a month or so. All I know about it being my first colt ar, is it has the m16 bcg, standard pivot/takedown pins but large fcg pins. I have been debating selling it then ordering a bcm complete upper and lower, but it seems like a good rifle.
     
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    SJRTX Plastic Lover

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    I dont think his is pre-ban. 2005 sounds probably right.

    I have one that is Ser.LE 0016XX, which Colt told me was shipped in 1998 which is, I think the first year of the 6920.

    I think they are in the 60-70k range now on the serial numbers. 05 was just 1 year after the ban expired, which im sure caused an explosion in the numbers of 6920's being produced. Which would probably explain why in 7 years its only in the 25k range, and in the last 5 we've jumped up another 50k almost.
     
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