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Thread: Where to purchase.....Colt SBR???

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    Colt standardized their rollmarks several years ago. Any LE prefix rifles are simply new old stock as since mid 2017 iirc Colts have been leaving the factory stamped CR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcbusmc24 View Post
    Have your FFL order one from Lipsey's (or elsewere) They typically have them in stock, actually they have multiple varieties of factory colt SBR's in stock. That way you dont get stuck paying for a NFA transfer (which is typically much more than a standard transfer fee) and your tax stamp. Not everything in the gun world should be ordered online.... NFA items are one of these things.
    Would if I could.

    Iím kind of ina unique position as Iím working (away) for an extended period of time, and so have to go through a SilencerShop dealer to get the form 4 rolling before I return. My dealer is a small shop and doesnít have an account woh any major distributors. Itís up to me to order anything I want, and have it shipped in to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcbusmc24 View Post
    Colt standardized their rollmarks several years ago. Any LE prefix rifles are simply new old stock as since mid 2017 iirc Colts have been leaving the factory stamped CR.


    Alright. Thanks! Thatís good to know.
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    I understand that. I've ordered guns from the bridge wing of a amphibious ship in the middle of the pacific on a sat phone before so.... hopefully the transfer costs will be negligible. Using a smaller shop that knows you tends to help with that some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcbusmc24 View Post
    I understand that. I've ordered guns from the bridge wing of a amphibious ship in the middle of the pacific on a sat phone before so.... hopefully the transfer costs will be negligible. Using a smaller shop that knows you tends to help with that some.
    Yeah. Heís familiar with my situation, so it works well. As long as the CR prefix doesnít mean lesser quality or....something weird, I can make that work. A little extra in transfer fees isnít gonna kill me, to have an approved tax stamp when I get home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcbusmc24 View Post
    I understand that. I've ordered guns from the bridge wing of a amphibious ship in the middle of the pacific on a sat phone before so.... hopefully the transfer costs will be negligible. Using a smaller shop that knows you tends to help with that some.
    That's just freakin' cool - here I thought my friend and I were badasses for ordering guns from our HMMWV during an FTX at McGregor range, after we finally found a hilltop where his hotspot worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_S View Post
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    Do you know what the difference is between the colts with an LE prefix and a CR prefix....?


    Spoke with a couple distributors today. Some have an LExxxx and others have a CRxxx. Leaving me mildly curious and confused.

    I have one of each. I don't really see a difference other than rollmark.

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    CE is the prefix code that you want to avoid as much as possible, that's the code for the Expanse line, which is suspect at best....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcbusmc24 View Post
    CE is the prefix code that you want to avoid as much as possible, that's the code for the Expanse line, which is suspect at best....



    They told me it was ďCRĒ so, hopefully thatís what it is. Dealer has been made aware to inspect it when it comes in, as the form three has been filed as of today.


    I did put eyeballs on an expanse some time ago. Bleh. Donít want one.

    Thanks for the good info!
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    Got in touch with a solid source inside Colt's. He advised no difference on the two prefixes.
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