Palmetto Armory SGW BH15A1 5.56 / .223 Semi-Auto AR-15 Match HBAR 20″

SOLD FOR: $1531

WOA#: WY23011JM001

Our Assessment: 
The Palmetto Armory SGW, not to be confused with Palmetto State Armory, and now known as Olympic Arms, began their aspiring career in 1956 through high quality barrel production and began manufacturing their very own AR-15 rifles in 1982. Their first batches of AR-15’s earned them the reputation as one of the most trusted and reputable companies in the firearms scene. The B15A1 was the first billet alternative to the Colt AR-15 which makes it highly collectable and desired among those with an affinity for AR-15 history.

This Pre Ban lower is matched with a Heavy Stainless Steel Barrel graded for competition shooting.  The JP Enterprise bolt makes the action as smooth as can be and paired with the extra of the barrel and buttstock, this rifle is primed for flawless marksmanship practice. If you are looking for a collectable AR or want a new addition to bring to the range, this rifle is the perfect fit.  Good Luck!

Make: Palmetto Armory SGW (Schuetzen Gun Works), Now Olympic Arms

Model: BH15A1

Serial Number: 1707

Year of Manufacture: Pre 1994, 1980 lower.  Upper is modern.

Caliber: .223 / 5.56

Action Type: Semi-auto

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked with the Palmetto Armory Logo which reads “S2 PALMETTO S2 ARMORY”. Below the logo is marked, “CAL. .223-5.56 MOD: BH15A1 SN: 1707”.  Behind the bolt catch is marked, “SGW OLY.WA.USA”.  The safety selector is marked, “S” and “F”.  The left side of the rear sight housing is marked, “SMITH ENT” with “UP DOWN” and left/right pointing arrows.  The Bolt Carrier is marked, “JP PAT.PEND”.  The magazine is marked, “ADVENTURE LINE MFG.CO.INC. PARSONS. KS. U.S.A.”.  The aluminum follower is marked, “GB”.  The leather sling is marked, “TURNER AWS TURNER SADDLERY Clay, Alabama”.

Barrel Length:  20”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an A2 style adjustable post.  The rear sight is an L-type A2 Style flip aperture sight inside the carry handle.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a fixed A2 synthetic buttstock with checkered A2 pistol grip and ribbed full length forestock. The upper receiver has forward assist, dust cover, and case deflector.  The buttstock has a storage compartment weighted and filled with spent bullets ranging from 22lr, .40, to birdshot.  The Carrier has been upgraded to an original JP Enterprise Enhanced Carrier.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the stock.  There are some light scratches on the sides of the buttstock. The handguard displays some loose storage marks.  The Delta Ring is Chipped near the front but is still serviceable.  The peaks on the checkering have been slightly dulled. Overall the stock rates in Very Good condition and would rate in Fine condition without including the chipped Delta Ring.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 20rd Adventure Line USGI Pre Ban Aluminum follower Straight mag in Fine Condition.

Type of Finish:  Black anodized, Synthetic, Stainless Steel Barrel

Finish Originality: Original.  This is a mixed matched AR Rifle with original pre ban lower and competition Match Grade Heavy Barrel Upper.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear on the deflector, rear of the charging handle, and around the brim of the magwell.  There are some light scratches on both sides of the receiver.  The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear and visible. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine 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: Total of one magazine and leather sling.

Palmetto Armory SGW BH15A1 5.56 / .223 Semi-Auto AR-15 Match HBAR 20"
Palmetto Armory SGW BH15A1 5.56 / .223 Semi-Auto AR-15 Match HBAR 20″