Colt is broadening its Expanse M4 carbine product line with the release of the new CE2000.

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“This was a natural move for us,” Justin Baldini, Product Director for Colt, said in a press release. “We simply listened to what our customers and our Colt Stocking Dealers were telling us, and the story was simple. Folks want the added features of a real Colt dust cover and forward assist, and they want it to come that way from the factory.”

Building on what customers know and love from the original Expanse M4 CE1000 — the Colt forgings, bolts and other parts used on the Colt M4 line — the new Expanse M4 CE2000 now includes a Colt dust cover and forward assist.

“We couldn’t be happier to deliver to our customers exactly what they want,” said Paul Spitale, Senior VP at Colt. “It’s a proud moment to be able to build on the success we’ve had with the Expanse™ M4 in a way that provides an even better ownership experience to the discerning firearms enthusiast.”

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Chambered in 5.56 x 45 NATO (.223 Rem.), the CE2000 is a great option if you’re looking to build your ideal modern sport rifle or if you’re a collector. The Expanse M4 CE2000 is available at a retail price of $749.

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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

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