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Old April 26, 2013, 03:52 PM   #16
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The military contracts have a clause preventing FN from selling AR-15s to US civilians but they can supply parts to other manufacturers.
FN can sell ARs to any one they want; they just can't use Colt's licensed Technical Data Package to produce those parts for civilian consumption. Colt's TDP is not just dimensional specs, it also includes specifications for material sourcing, production and assembly methods, as well as fixes for design issues.

I don't know why some folks balk at Remington originally winning the contract; most modern firearms manufacturers are capable of producing a Mil-Spec M4.
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