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Colt Demo/Sales Pictures

Over on AR15.com, a member aeyoung, shared some really cool photos of some of the demonstrations Colt did to sell weapons. Doing things like throwing them around, burying them, putting them in water, before shooting them.

Note the “Dissipator” on the far right. That is the Model 605. Colt would later sell a couple of limited runs of 16 inch carbines with rifle length handguards to the public.
I didn’t see the rifle the first time I looked at this photo. Good throw.
That is either some sort of barrel shroud or different barrel profile I have not seen before on this .50.
That is a pretty big drum. Aeyoung comments that it might be 500-1000 rounds.
Colt CMG-2
XM148 Grenade Launcher. I’ve never seen that handguard with it before.
Colt 608, AKA the CAR-15 Survival Rifle

I really wish photos and videos of demos like this were more readily available. So many people forget that military grade weaponry is designed to be able to survive abuse. Also it is easy to forget how much cool stuff has been made and forgotten about over the years only to be rediscovered later. Like that cone flash redirector.

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