Pre-Ban Colt SP1 SP-1 .223 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Carbine AR-15

SOLD FOR: $1825

WOA#: WY220930MH004

Make: Colt

Model: Pre-ban SP1 AR-15

Serial Number: SP78719

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. SP78719”. Receiver behind the bolt catch marked “COLT’S PATENT FIREARMS HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A. MFG CO.” with “SAFE” and “FIRE” marked near the safety selector. Top of barrel marked “C MP CHROME BORE” and magazine marked on the bottom with Colt’s logo and “COLT AR-15 CAL. .223 COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. INC. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.”.  The side of the bolt is marked, “C” and the neck of the bolt head is marked, “MPC”.

Barrel Length: 20”.  21” with muzzle device

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 an A2 style buttstock. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. The handguard is an A1 triangular handguard.   The pistol grip is an A2 Style polymer grip.  The stock rates in about Fine overall condition. There is typical aging and minimal light scratches on the polymer surface.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 20 rd Straight Colt Magazine in 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 wear especially on the ejection port and around the trim of the dust cover.  There are very light scratches on the left and right side of the receiver particularly on the outside 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

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 a triangular forearm and solid A1 and 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 SP-1 .223 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Carbine AR-15
Pre-Ban Colt SP1 SP-1 .223 20” Semi-Auto Rifle Carbine AR-15