Continuing on with the 10 year revisit of the 901 articles. He is the first time I showed some of the parts on the day I got the first LE 901
I was sent the new modular 308 rifle from our friends over at Colt Defense today. This is the new gun that has a 308 upper and a lower that can take a 5.56 upper to with a slight addition of an adapter block. I got the gun and did a few groups with it and took some pics to get them up for everyone to see. Much much more to follow in the weeks to come!!
I set it up for the groups using a Leupold in Larue mounts. Shot at 100 yards with match ammo.
A lot more to come. I will be running it pretty hard and shooting it out to 1000 yards. More if I can pull it off. But this is a hint of things to come.
and yes, the 901 will take a bayonet
I got a few pictures of the BCG stripped to show the differences in the parts and the size compared to a 5.56 and other 308 pattern rifles.
The BCG stripped for cleaning. The firing pin retaining pin slot has a very nice recessed slot to protect it.
Firing pin and firing pin spring. Colt says DO NOT remove firing pin spring from the firing pin.
901 bolt with firing pin. You can not tell from this picture but the gas ring on the bolt is one piece.
Front view of the bolt face. Notice how thick and strong the lugs are. This is a heavy duty part and shouts QUALITY. Just like all Colt rifles, the bolt is MP inspected, proof fired and hardened. Not in batches, but every one.
The inside of the carrier still looks clean even after 500 rounds fired with no cleaning or lube.
Massive cam pin.
Here is the charging handle. Notice the ridge, or lip on the bottom rear.
A look up into the upper receiver. If you look close you can see the part added for piston conversion on later models.
Check back for more testing of the 901’s accuracy out to 1000 yards coming up.