Colt CAR-A3 HBAR Elite 5.56/.223 Semi-Auto Rifle, 20″ Stainless Barrel

SOLD FOR: $1,301

WOA#: WY231205KF001

Make: Colt

Model: CR6720 CAR-A3 HBAR Elite (Colt Accurized Rifle)

Serial Number: BK008447

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 5.56 / .223

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic, Direct Impingement

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked with the Colt Rampant logo and “COLT / CAR-A3 / HBAR ELITE / CAL. .223 / SER. BK008447”, “COLT’S MFG. CO. LLC / HARTFORD CONN. -U.S.A.-”, “SAFE FIRE”. The barrel is marked “M P 5.56 NATO 1/9 HBAR ELITE”.

Barrel Length: 20”. HBAR Elite Stainless Heavy Barrel with Recessed Crown

Sights / Optics:  The top of the receiver has a Leupold scope with Butler Creek covers mounted to the upper flat top picatinny rail.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The handguard is a 12.5 inch round aluminum handguard with finger grooves and two studs in the bottom for sling and bipod attachments. The pistol grip is a polymer grip with finger grooves and thumb shelf .  The buttstock is an A2 stock with a sling ring and checkered buttplate with a trap door for storage compartment.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.  There are no chips or cracks and is relatively free of scratches with only minor signs of handling.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One Colt Factory 10rd 5.56 magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a couple loose storage marks.  There is finish loss on the inner and outer edges of the case deflector. There is some mounting wear on the picatinny rail.  There are some faint drag lines on the receivers and some faint scuffs on the handguard. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  This rifle comes with a Vanguard soft zip up case and one magazine as stated above, its factory serialized box with Colt registration card, and an Uncle Mike’s Nylon Sling.

Our Assessment:  The Colt CR6720 CAR-A3 HBAR Elite is a semi-automatic rifle designed for precision shooting and sporting purposes. Chambered in .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO, this rifle is part of Colt’s AR-15 platform and is known for its accuracy and reliability. The “HBAR” in its name stands for “Heavy Barrel,” indicating that it features a thicker and heavier barrel profile compared to standard AR-15 rifles. This heavy barrel design helps minimize barrel whip and heat buildup during extended shooting sessions, resulting in improved accuracy and consistency.

The CR6720 CAR-A3 HBAR Elite comes equipped with a 20-inch stainless steel barrel, which further enhances its accuracy potential. It features a flat-top upper receiver with a Picatinny rail for easy attachment of optics and accessories.  Whether used for competitive shooting, target practice, or varmint hunting, the Colt CR6720 CAR-A3 HBAR Elite is a dependable and accurate choice within the AR-15 platform, making it a favorite among precision shooters and enthusiasts alike. Please see our photos and good luck bidding!  C.J.

Colt CAR-A3 HBAR Elite 5.56/.223 Semi-Auto Rifle, 20" Stainless Barrel
Colt CAR-A3 HBAR Elite 5.56/.223 Semi-Auto Rifle, 20″ Stainless Barrel