David Crane has verified the existence of the CM901 on DefenseReview.com. He went on to state that he has photos and video of the rifle but is waiting for permission from Colt to release it. Additionally, Army Times staffer Lance Bacon briefly mentioned the CM901 as a possible contender for the new Army carbine.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, we have received several questions about this story so we will do our best to clarify issues that should be self evident. The rifle is 7.62 NATO and NOT 7.62 x 39. The CM901’s 7.62 NATO lower will mate with a 7.62 NATO upper as well as a 5.56 NATO upper. We hope Colt starts releasing info on this thing soon.
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