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    Colt AR-15 A2

    June 2020, bought these two rifles almost simultaneously, the Gvt Model (R6550, 1989) from an LGS and the Gvt Carbine (R6520, 1989) from a private seller.

    I’m a real sucker for those vintage fixed carry handle Colts, and they’re quite scarce here in Switzerland. They are light and simple, and will easily hit a torso sized target at 300 meters and more.

    The rifle was new, LGS picked it up from an elderly gentleman, it was never fired. The Carbine was close to new, fired very little.




























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    Love that early 6520.

    Probably my favorite carbine version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Love that early 6520.

    Probably my favorite carbine version.
    I had a weird one, kinda transition model

    Colt told me it was a 1988 Gvt Carbine R6520. It has all the attributes of it, but it has the previous markings of the R6420 (Sporter II)






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    Colt definitely has "transitional" models. The A2 was introduced in 1986 so they probably used the existing lowers and just updates some roll marks.

    The A2s you just got have the strangest front screw / retaining screw I've ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Colt definitely has "transitional" models. The A2 was introduced in 1986 so they probably used the existing lowers and just updates some roll marks.

    The A2s you just got have the strangest front screw / retaining screw I've ever seen.
    KNS precision, bought them from Brownells.



    They have a new model with the end closed, makes it easier to operate


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    Those are better than most of the alternatives I've seen.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

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    I really like your 6550!
    I've one of the latter transitional ones produced with the bayonet lug ground off.
    Just posted a thread about it.
    Last edited by ChileRelleno; 02-14-22 at 11:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChileRelleno View Post
    I really like your 6550!
    I've one of the latter transitional ones produced with the bayonet lug ground off.
    Just posted a thread about it.
    Thanks, just saw your thread and commented

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    That is a couple nice looking Colts. Nice acquisitions. I have a few myself. One of my rarest is my 2002 AR6320 (1 of 297 made).

    "A Bad Day At The Range Is Better Than A Great Day Working"

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    That target is racist....Just kidding! lol Awesome score on a sweet pair of history. Congrats.

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