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Old 06-03-2011, 03:57 PM   #11
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I know very little about old Colts, But that thing looks filthy in the second pic, You would think that if someone is wanting to sell/trade something they would make an effort to take good pic's as well as clean it up a tad.
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That single auto sear hole sure is intriguing. I seriously doubt it was a factory booboo, they couldn't let that out even though the job was half done. I guess someone bubba'd one side then got the word "you idiot, you can't do that" before drilling the other side...

Anyway, nice to see the pictures but scary to take a chance on it, you'd hate to be explaining to a police officer or BATFE that it came that way. And that the auto sear won't work with just one hole drilled.

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Tell him fair trade if he throws in 1200 rounds of .223

maybe start with 2,000 rounds and let him talk you down.

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That single auto sear hole sure is intriguing. I seriously doubt it was a factory booboo.
Dooooooood!! Shhhhhhhhh. Ixnay on the ersay talk in the open forum. We don't need anyone getting any ideas.

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Dooooooood!! Shhhhhhhhh. Ixnay on the ersay talk in the open forum. We don't need anyone getting any ideas.

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Whoops! Sorry JD, not trying to do a how-to here...
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Thanks brother, I appreciate the understanding.
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mjkeat,

I think you made the right choice at least in my opinion. You can buy a new National Match Rock River Rifle MSRP around $1200 with the NM Stainless Barrel NM Trigger and choice of 1/2-1/2 or 1/4-1/4 Rear Sight Adjustments. If you go to the National Competition at Camp Perry OH. You can get one for less than that. They run specials on NM Rifles there to support the sport. And also you can choose between the fixed rear NM Sight or the New Removable Rear Sight should you ever want to mount a scope on one later.
Regarding the large pin that was mentioned on the right side of the Colt's receiver in the picture that is normal. Colt installed a Receiver Block in those rifles to assure no one could place an auto sear assembly in the receiver. Because unlike most AR-15 receivers which have a lot of metal in front of the take down pin. These Colt receivers do not it is completely open in that area without the block and retaining pin. A person could have possible attempted to drill an auto sear hole in the receiver and install an auto fire control unit in the rifle. With this block they can not. It is a large metal block inside the receiver in front of the take down pin held in place by the large pin you saw on the right side. It was not modified. Came from Colt that way. Info Only!

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Sniper03, you are 100% correct. There are quite a few of these w/ the pin on the right side and block. After a reading few pages of google links this were a little clearer. The rifle was re barreled and had a new FSB w/ bayo lug installed. There are no rounds through the new barrel but I would have preferred the original barrel. So I'm still on the hunt for a "classic" Colt.

Thanks again everybody. I really appreciate the rapid/informative responses.

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