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

SOLD FOR: $2025

WOA#: WY220519SD001

Make: Colt

Model: Pre-ban SP1 AR-15

Serial Number: SP60158

Year of Manufacture: Pre-1989 1977

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. SP60158”. 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 marked “CMP CHROME BORE” and two magazines are marked on the bottom with Colt’s logo and “CAL. 5.56MM COLT’S FIREARMS DIVISION COLT INDUSTRIES HARTFORD CONN, U.S.A.”  The 30rd magazine is marked “ADVENTURE LINE MFG. CO. INC. PARSONS. KS. U.S.A.”  The right side of the carry handle is marked, “C K”.

Barrel Length: 20”. 21″ with A2 Flash Hider

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 A1 style triangle handguard and A1 buttstock with A1 pistol grip. The LOP measures 12.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Magazine Quantity and Condition:  One 30rd Aluminum Magazine.  Two 20rd Colt Straight Mags.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

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 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light scratches on both sides of the receiver as well as some wear on the mag release button and on top of the carry handle.   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: Original Flash Hider, Original COLT AR-15 Sporter Rifle Operation and Maintenance Manual.

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. With a A1 triangle 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. Make this retro and time tested rifle your new safe queen or favorite range toy.  Either way, ya gotta bid on it first!

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