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Colt Light Rifles

I ask too many questions, but a friend wants to trade his Colt rifle that's new in .270 for my model 7 .308. I wanted to know some info on this rifle. Also I heard they had a recall on this gun. Thanks again!

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Colt Light Rifles

Nobody knows anything about these rifles!!!

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Colt Light Rifles

There's not much info on them. They were supposed to be the production version of the custom rifles made by Ultralight Arms, but apparently mass production was a problem. You might try searching for info on Ultralight arms. I think the original gunsmith may have bought back the rights and started making custom guns again. He was well known for making super nice rifles.

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Colt Light Rifles

Thanks

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Re: Colt Light Rifles

THE COLT LIGHT RIFLE IS NOT VERY EXPENSIVE, COMPARED TO
OTHER BRANDS OF RIFLES. REMEMBER, YOU USUALLY GET WHAT
YOU PAY FOR. THE C.L.R. IS ADEQUATE,BUT NOT COMPARABLE TO
THE ULTRA LIGHT ARMS RIFLES. THEY HAVE
"COLT" IN THE NAME, SO THAT MEANS THEY ARE A MASS-PRODUCED
GUN; NOT MADE ONE AT A TIME AS ARE ULTRA LIGHT ARMS RIFLES.

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Re: Colt Light Rifles
madmax wrote:
THE COLT LIGHT RIFLE IS NOT VERY EXPENSIVE, COMPARED TO
OTHER BRANDS OF RIFLES. REMEMBER, YOU USUALLY GET WHAT
YOU PAY FOR. THE C.L.R. IS ADEQUATE,BUT NOT COMPARABLE TO
THE ULTRA LIGHT ARMS RIFLES. THEY HAVE
"COLT" IN THE NAME, SO THAT MEANS THEY ARE A MASS-PRODUCED
GUN; NOT MADE ONE AT A TIME AS ARE ULTRA LIGHT ARMS RIFLES.

Good reply and good info. Hope you don't take offense as this is not meant to berrate you in anyway, but PLEASE turn your Caps-Lock off. You may not realise it, but it reads like you're yelling as a response. I'm sure you're not yelling, but that's the way it appears.

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re: all caps
excuse me, i'm in the first grade and i wasn't yelling.
i do all my typing that way.
BUT.... THE COLT LIGHT RIFLE IS A GOOD WEAPON. I HAVE HAD
A .270 WCF AND A .30-06 AND THEY WERE EXCELLENT RIFLES.
I LET SOMEONE TALK ME OUT OF THE .270 AND I GAVE MY
SON-IN-LAW THE .30-06. THESE ARE JUST NOT NEAR AS EXPENSIVE
NOR AS MUCH HAND-FINISHED AS A NEW ULTRA LIGHT ARMS RIFLE.
I WISH I STILL HAD THE .270; IT WAS A GOOD HUNTING RIFLE.
NO OFFENSE.

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Re: Colt Light Rifles
madmax wrote:
re: all caps
excuse me, i'm in the first grade and i wasn't yelling.
i do all my typing that way.
BUT.... THE COLT LIGHT RIFLE IS A GOOD WEAPON. I HAVE HAD
A .270 WCF AND A .30-06 AND THEY WERE EXCELLENT RIFLES.
I LET SOMEONE TALK ME OUT OF THE .270 AND I GAVE MY
SON-IN-LAW THE .30-06. THESE ARE JUST NOT NEAR AS EXPENSIVE
NOR AS MUCH HAND-FINISHED AS A NEW ULTRA LIGHT ARMS RIFLE.
I WISH I STILL HAD THE .270; IT WAS A GOOD HUNTING RIFLE.
NO OFFENSE.

Seriously? You're in the first grade? With a son-in-law?

I hear ya on the .270 WCF. I've used the cartridge for nearly all my biggame hunts and have always been happy with it.

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Re: Colt Light Rifles

They are made by the "Feather" company for Colt.

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I'm begining to hear that phrase more and more lateley regarding a lot of old U.S. firearms manufacturers - "made for them (by someone else)" frown

Doesn't anyone manufacture their own products anymore? One day all of our old American gun companies will be nothing more than importers of foreign made firearms.

What's the deal with Colt? They seem like they are too swamped with DoD contracts to supply M-4 and M-16 rifles, but they aren't even the sole supplier of those to the DoD. There was talk about some of their production being sourced to Turkey. Colt seems to have nearly abandoned the commercial firearms market withing the last 15 years. You see virtually nothing new or innovative from them on the commercial market and almost nothing new-made from their traditional product line under the glass or behind the counter of any gun shop. I bought a new production .45 ACP 1991A1 about 8 years ago and that was the first new manufactured Colt product I'd seen in any shop in a long time and haven't seen anything else since. At least Smith & Wesson has figured out that they will be left behind if they don't innovate and satisfy new market demands.

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Re: Colt Light Rifles

I know the Colt light rifle I had was made by Feather, Sako also made light rifles for Colt back in the day along with UL Arms. I don't think any of these Colt brand light rifles have been in production for for the last 10 or 15 years. I was at my local sport shop last weekend and I was molesting one of the new Colt AR-15'S it had a quad rail forearm from the factory and it appeared to be very nice quality so maybe Colt is coming back?

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