Colt LE901-16S

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posted on November 26, 2012
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Called the LE901-16S Modular Carbine, Colt's new 7.62x51 mm NATO is an "out-of-the-box" concept that's a marriage of the AR-10 and AR-15 platforms. An adaptive rifle that uses a highly modified and upgraded AR-15 lower receiver with an equally unique AR-10 magazine well, the LE901-16S quickly converts to an M4-type carbine in 5.56x45 mm NATO.

Conversions for the AR platform aren't a new innovation, but Colt's LE901-16S is a unique adaptation. It's an "out-of-the-box" design that's an ideal addition to the Gun of the Week series.

Technical Specifications:

COLT LE901-16S
Mechanism Type:
direct-gas-transfer-operated, semi-automatic center-fire rifle
Caliber:
7.62x51 mm NATO (.308 Win.)
Receiver:
forged 7075-T6 aluminum
Barrel Length:
16.1" chrome-lined
Rifling:
six-groove, 1:12" RH twist
Weight:
9 lbs., 8 ozs.
Overall Length:
27 1⁄2" (stock extended), 34 1⁄4" (collapsed)
Magazine:
20-round-capacity detachable box
Trigger:
single-stage; 7-lb., 9-oz. pull
Suggested Retail Price:
$2,129

COLT LE6920CK CONVERSION
Mechanism Type: direct-gas-transfer-operated, semi-automatic center-fire rifle
Caliber:
5.56x45 mm NATO (.223 Rem.)
Receiver:
forged 7075-T6 aluminum
Barrel Length:
16.1" chrome-lined
Rifling:
six-groove, 1:7" RH twist
Weight:
7 lbs., 5 ozs.
Overall Length:
27 1⁄2" (stock extended), 34 1⁄4" (collapsed)
Magazine:
30-round-capacity detachable box; accepts AR-15 magazines
Accessories:
accepts AR-15 .223 Rem. upper components for conversion with magazine well adapter, buffer and recoil spring, plastic storage case, cable lock, owner’s manual, magazine
Suggested Retail Price:
$685

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