Colt Canada announced they will begin selling two rifles bearing the Diemaco name to the public. The SA15.7 and SA20 will be sold through The Korth Group.
The semi-automatic rifles will be chambered in 5.56 NATO, and will come with cold rotary hammer forged barrels with a 1:7 twist. The SA15.7 will have a 15.7″ heavy barrel with a “Special Forces Weapon” sleeve. The SA20 will have a 20″ government profile barrel.
Both models are classified as restricted firearms under Canadian law.
Colt Canada is expected to introduce five more guns to the commercial market in the fall of 2014.
From Colt Canada:
Colt Canada Reintroduces Diemaco Rifle Name to Canadian Commercial Market
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.