Pre-Ban Colt SP1 .223 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Carbine AR-15 w/ Sling

SOLD FOR: $2125

WOA#: WY220930MH005

Make: Colt

Model: Pre-ban SP1 AR-15

Serial Number: SP98882

Year of Manufacture: Pre-1989

Caliber: .223

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: Left side of the receiver is marked with the rampant Colt logo with “COLT AR-15 CAL .223 MODEL SP1 SER. SP98882”. Receiver behind the bolt catch marked “COLT’S FIREARMS DIVISION COLT INDUSTRIES HARTFORD CONN. U.S.A.” with “SAFE” and “FIRE” marked near the safety selector. Top of barrel is marked “C MP CHROME BORE”. The side of the bolt is marked, “C” and the neck of the bolt head is marked, “MPC”.

Barrel Length: 20”.  21” with A1 Flash Hider

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is post iron sight and the rear sight is A2 Type L-type flip aperture.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is an A1 style buttstock. The LOP measures 12.8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The handguard is a full length triangular polymer handguard.   The pistol grip is an A1 Style synthetic grip.  The stock rates in about Fine overall condition for a pre-ban rifle. There is typical aging and minimal light scratches on the polymer surface.  There are no chips or cracks.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 20rd Colt Straight Magazine Fine Condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized, Anodized Black

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light wear mainly consisting of light scratches and loose storage marks.  There are very light scratches on the left and right side of the receiver particularly on the right of the magwell. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this SP1 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: Total of one magazine and a nylon sling

Our Assessment:  In beautiful condition that only pre-ban platforms can glow with, this AR-15 is the epitome of basic, but not in a bad way. Basic in this case means pre ban factory configuration, reliable, and ready to use. The SP-1 is about as close as you can get to the classical image and feel of an M-16 rifle. Colt is the king of these rifles, having been the original issuer of the concept to the military. With its solid A2 features, you can give this arm the 21st-century treatment at the range or keep it as a show-and-tell piece. Either way, ya gotta bid on it first!

Pre-Ban Colt SP1 .223 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Carbine AR-15 w/ Sling
Pre-Ban Colt SP1 .223 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Carbine AR-15 w/ Sling