KITCHENER, Ontario (July 2, 2014) – Colt Canada, the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine, proudly reintroduces the popular Diemaco rifle name to the Canadian commercial market. Through an exclusive distributor agreement with the Korth Group, two rifle models are now available to the civilian market in Canada for the first time in the company’s history.
“This is a historic step for our company and for sport shooters and collectors in Canada,” said Matt Kirkpatrick, Commercial Sales Coordinator for Colt Canada. “After receiving all necessary licensing and approvals from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the United States government, we are thrilled to be able to provide Canada’s firearms community with high-quality and respected firearms, made right here in Canada under the well-known Diemaco name. ”
The two models available to Canadian civilians are the SA20 and SA15.7. Both models are made to the exact quality specifications of their Canadian military counterparts, with the exception of having a semi-automatic-only mechanism. The SA20 is the consumer version of the C7A2. It features a 20-inch government profile barrel. The SA15.7 is the consumer version of the C8A3 carbine. It features a 15.7-inch heavy barrel with Special Forces Weapon sleeve.
Each Diemaco rifle features 1/7-inch twist rifling, 5.56 x 45 mm chamber, a fixed front sight with bayonet lug, six-position adjustable stock with butt pad, ambidextrous sling plate, a MIL-STD-1913 rail, and M4-style feed ramps for use with a wide range of commercial ammunition. Like military and law enforcement rifles, the barrels on both models are cold rotary hammer forged, and rifles feature Milspec forgings and components. Each rifle ships with Colt Canada’s new magazine block locking device, a folding rear sight, an Otis cleaning kit, a barrel cap and standard sling.
“The SA20 and SA15.7 will be ideal firearms for Canadian sport shooters,” said Kirkpatrick. “The accuracy and durability provided by these firearms will be ideal for target shooters, and marksmen competing in CQB, 3-Gun, Service Rifle Style shooting, and other competitive shooting sports.”
The rifles are made in Canada and include the maple leaf roll stamp and the iconic Diemaco proof mark on the side of the lower receiver. Both models are classified as restricted firearms under Canadian law.
Colt Canada also expects to release five new models to the Canadian commercial market in the fall.
Dealers and retailers, please contact the Korth Group for more information about obtaining Diemaco by Colt Canada rifles.
About Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC
Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC is one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of firearms. The company has supplied civilian, military and law enforcement customers in the United States and throughout the world for more than 175 years. Our subsidiary, Colt Canada Corporation, is the Canadian government’s Center of Excellence for small arms and is the Canadian military’s sole supplier of the C7 rifle and C8 carbine. Colt operates its manufacturing facilities in West Hartford, Connecticut and Kitchener, Ontario. For more information on Colt and its subsidiaries, please visit www.colt.com.
About The Korth Group:
The Korth Group Ltd. with over 30 years in the Canadian Marketplace is a highly motivated manufacturer’s representative sales group and distribution centre whose philosophy is to combine the utmost standards of sales excellence with a thorough knowledge of the Canadian Market. The Korth Group is an importer, of exclusive hunting and outdoor sports products. The products are shipped and delivered to numerous businesses across Canada. Our warehouse distribution team provides excellence in customer service and service delivery. To learn more, please visit www.korthgroup.com or email email@example.com.