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    Default Colt to stop production of all MSR's for the civilian market

    Sad to see one of the MSR pioneers halt production for civilians. They produced some top quality rifles, albeit we don't get to see many here in SA.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/business/bus...there-n1056561

    https://www.secondamendmentdaily.com...vilian-market/

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    Default Re: Colt to stop production of all MSR's for the civilian market

    It is more of a "pause" in supplying the civilian market. They currently have big military contracts to full fill.
    They don't have the production capacity to supply the civilian and government/LE markets.

    Once they big military contracts needs are met , they will supply the civilian market , it makes business sense. The civvie market is small.

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    Default Re: Colt to stop production of all MSR's for the civilian market

    The market in the US is also over supplied. Before Trump came in, manufacturers ramped up production in anticipation of a Democrat win. Belief was a tightening of control (gun) laws under the Democrats would lead to a rush of buyers. That didn't happen and there's been an oversupply of weapons. Remington is a case in point (although that's not the full story behind their troubles).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham12 View Post
    The market in the US is also over supplied. Before Trump came in, manufacturers ramped up production in anticipation of a Democrat win. Belief was a tightening of control (gun) laws under the Democrats would lead to a rush of buyers. That didn't happen and there's been an oversupply of weapons. Remington is a case in point (although that's not the full story behind their troubles).
    Somewhat off topic ramble...

    I read some articles behind the goings-on that led to the downfall of Remington. It's pretty bleak - though interesting - reading.


    As you were.

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    Default Re: Colt to stop production of all MSR's for the civilian market

    From TFB:- Colt press statement explaining that this is just a pause in supplying the civilian market rather than an all-out stoppage.

    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...olt-continues/

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