Pre-Ban Colt SP1 SP-1 AR-15 5.56/.223 18″ Semi Auto Rifle A1 M16

SOLD FOR: $1975

WOA#: WY230324AJ004

Make: Colt

Model: AR-15 SP1

Serial Number: SP34963

Year of Manufacture: Pre-1994, Pre Ban

Caliber: .223 / 5.56

Action Type:   Semi-Auto

Markings: Left side of receiver marked “COLT AR-15 / CAL. .223 / MODEL SP1 / SER. SP34963” with the Rampant Colt logo.  Marked on left side receiver behind bolt catch “COLT’S PATENT FIREARMS HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” Marked with “SAFE” and “FIRE”. Bottom of the barrel is stamped “C MP B”. The Bolt Carrier is marked “C” and the neck of the Bolt Head is marked “MPC”.

Barrel Length: 20″ pencil weight barrel, 21” with A1 Birdcage Flash Hider

Sights / Optics: The front sight is post iron sight and the rear has an iron peep sight. A1 rear sights.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is synthetic with a triangular handguard/forearm and no case deflector. Checkered synthetic A1 pistol grip. There is some general wear along the surface of the handguard and fixed A1 Buttstock. The buttplate has a trapdoor for storage compartment.   The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the fixed buttplate. The stock rates in Fine overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 30rd aluminum Colt Magazine in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Anodized

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 scratches on the receivers and the barrel.  There is a prominent scuff on the right side of the upper receiver. The screw heads are sharp with minor tooling marks, the pins are unmarred, and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition for an SP1 rifle.

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: Brown Nylon sling with a 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, 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 SP-1 AR-15 5.56/.223 18" Semi Auto Rifle A1 M16
Pre-Ban Colt SP1 SP-1 AR-15 5.56/.223 18″ Semi Auto Rifle A1 M16