Pre-Ban Colt SP1 AR-15 .223 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Carbine A1 M16

SOLD FOR: $1925

WOA#: WY220930MH002

Make: Colt

Model: AR-15, SP-1

Serial Number: SP20727

Year of Manufacture: Pre-1994, 1972-1973

Caliber: .223

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic  

Markings: Left side of the receiver marked with Colt’s rampant Colt logo and “COLT AR-15  CAL .223 MODEL SP1 SER. SP29727” and the left side of the receiver behind the bolt catch is marked “COLT’S FIREARMS DIVISION COLT INDUSTRIES HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. MFG.CO.” “SAFE” and “FIRE” marked next to the safety selector switch. Bottom of the barrel is marked “C MP B”. The Floor Plate of the magazine is marked, “COLT AR-15 CAL. 5.56 MM COLT’S PT. F.A.MFG.CO.INC HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A.”.  The right side of the gas block has a C and a Bell forge mark.  The side of the BCG has  a “C” stamp.  The bolt head neck does not have an MPC marking.

Barrel Length: 21” with birdcage flash hider.  20” without.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is post iron sight and the rear sight is A1 Type L-type flip aperture.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is synthetic with a triangle A1 handguard with a A1 buttstock and A1 Flash Hider. The LOP measures 12.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the fixed stock.  The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Anodized, Fiberglass

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear along the barrel sides, the ejection port, carry handle, stock and magwell. The screw heads are sharp. 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: Total of one magazine.

Our Assessment:  With an aesthetic 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, tried and tested reliability, and ready to use.  If you are in the market for your first or fiftieth AR, look no further. Colt sets the standard for AR15 builds, and what better way to bolster your gun collection than add one of these to it? You want this preban combo in your arsenal for its good looks and smooth operation. With a triangular forearm and solid A1 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 AR-15 .223 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Carbine A1 M16
Pre-Ban Colt SP1 AR-15 .223 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Carbine A1 M16