Colt 6920 Pin Size and serial #'s
I'm looking to buy a LE6920. A guy selling them has a few with serial #'s between 60000 and 70000.
Does anybody know if these are in the range of the newer rifle with small pins?
I also am interested to know where the change over took place... number wise that is.
Yes, those are for sure .155 pin FCG.
I called Colt and a very nice customer service girl looked it up.
She said the change over began Spring 2009 and started in after 60000.
HOWEVER she said they used both pins through the summer of 2009 to use up inventory. So guns numbered in the 60000's may be a mixed bag.
She told me to make sure I bought after rifle number after 70000 to be absolutely sure.
I just bought an LE6920 on GunBroker and checked with the seller that it was 70000+ first.
Last edited by OldState; 02-15-11 at 23:31.
This weekend at the gun show near my house, a guy from a bid gun store had a table set up with a new LE6920 for sale.
When I asked about the pins the dope looked at me condescendingly and with a smug tone told me "Colt hasn't made rifles with large pins in 12 years".
I hope I see him at the next show. Shows again why you need to do your own research!
One has to remember that there are more than one set of "pins" in the rifle. He was talking about pivot and takedown pins where you were talking about hammer and trigger pins. If either of you would have elaborated on precisely which pins you were speaking about, you likely would have had a more productive conversation.
The way I actually asked the question was "Is this one of the newer Colts with all the standard size pins etc".
Originally Posted by Hound_va
Either way, he is still a dope for responding that way.
Thank you very much.
I did find some internet posts from people with #'s in the high 50000's claiming their rifles had small FCG pins.
I have a 50k Colt with .155 FCG pins. Can post a photo if you want. They exist. I know someone mentioned having a 40k, but I can't confirm that one.
It was my understanding that they changed somewhere in the 50k range, and I've never seen a 60k or 70k rifle that was not .155 FCG.
That's good to hear. The girl at Colt seemed to be paging through a book looking for it. She said they get asked all the time. Who knows?
Originally Posted by JChops
It seems this stuff is common-
10 years ago I bought a base model Kimber 1911 to be turned into a Bully-eye pistol. My gunsmith noticed the parkerised gun had a SS frame and a carbon slide so it couldn't be blued (the whole gun) when he was done. He said this was common and he always did a cold blue test on the feedramp before he starts fitting any pistol.
When I called, Kimber insisted they only used carbon frames on that model. Took them a week to to find out SS slides were randomly put on the line with no way to track by serial #. They did replace my pistol but it is was a major delay and pain. I read they still do this today.
I never thought that a large and reputable company would do such things.
Last edited by OldState; 02-16-11 at 00:09.