JimB Posted January 4, 2018 Report Share Posted January 4, 2018 All I can add to the discussion is my doubts that the alleged "factory" records are entirely accurate. I know for a fact that a small number were sold into Canuck LE. I have heard two different accounts. One that a small number went to the Northwest Mounted Police, the other was that the contract was shared with the RCMP.I will mention this due to having purchased and personally saw cut one in the early 90s in Canada from a retired Mountie. nearly mint condition with factory paperwork, target, colt mags in the LE hardcase. It was alleged as a Mountie gun, I see no reason to doubt that. Subsequent to that I was offered two others by different folks up there in similar condition. Both of those were DeacsSupposed to be one in a museum up there in a NWMP display. Exports ?Had a buddy email me pix in the late 90s of two rather rusty R75s in a Cuban police armory. No clue on provenance. He was Canadian as well, was buying arms up from the government. I have wondered whether Colt may have built psuedo R75s on 1918 receivers using left over bits and thus in records they appear as straight 1918s but I do know first hand the Canadians had a small contract apparently unreflected in so-called records. As far as Jim's notes:In my opinion they should be released as like Legends of the BAR or some suchI find the cleansing of even myth a bit detestable. Offer a disclaimer but don't hide it away.Jim sought this crap out and well yes a bit of it was crap it should be regarded as gun lore...I really don't need some kid to purify it for me in some stupid Coffee Table book both have a place, one as a reference and the other as just entertaining reading Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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