Pre-Ban Colt Sporter Match HBAR 6601 .223 AR-15 AR15 20” Semi-Auto Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,136.00

WOA#: WY240323WM035

Make: Colt

Model: Pre-Ban Sporter HBAR

Serial Number: MH 002218

Year of Manufacture: Pre-1994

Caliber: .223 / 5.56

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The barrel is marked “C MP 5.56 NATO 1/9 HBAR”. The left side of the lower is marked with the Colt horse and logo, “SPORTER / MATCH HBAR / CAL. .223 / SER. MH 002218” and also “COLT’S MFG. CO. INC. / HARTFORD. CONN. / -U.S.A.-” “SAFE” and “FIRE”.   The right side of the BCG has forward assist notches and the left side has a “C” stamp.  The neck of the Bolt Head is marked “MPC”.  The trigger is marked “MK / II”.

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

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a cast A frame sight with hooded aperture fixed to the top.  The rear sight is a dual aperture sight in the carry handle.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is a fixed A2 stock with sling ring and checkered buttplate with trap door for storage compartment.  The pistol grip is an A2 grip.  The handguard is a 12.5” round checkered aluminum handguard.  The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.  There are scratches and scuffs on the stocks. The checkering is crisp though the peaks are slightly worn.

Type of Finish: Anodized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. There is a patch of corrosion on the side of the bore. There is fouling in the grooves. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light-mild operation wear.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. There are some faint drag lines and scratches on the receiver and barrel exterior. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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: This rifle comes with three Magpul PMAG 10rd 5.56 magazines in Like New condition, still sealed in their packaging.

Our Assessment: The Pre-Ban Colt Sporter Match HBAR (Heavy Barrel) 6601 is a classic representation of American firearms engineering, providing a glimpse into an era before the Federal Assault Weapons Ban that went into effect from 1994 to 2004. Manufactured by Colt, a company synonymous with quality and tradition, this particular model is chambered in 5.56 NATO and is built to offer a blend of durability, accuracy, and versatility. The “Pre-Ban” designation makes this rifle especially appealing to collectors and enthusiasts who appreciate firearms from this specific period.

The HBAR 6601 stands out for its heavy barrel, a feature designed to enhance accuracy and reduce barrel flex. This makes it a stellar option for those interested in target shooting or varmint hunting. It’s equipped with a fixed buttstock, A2 pistol grip, and a carry handle upper which accommodates A2-style rear sights. These features offer an experience that harks back to the original design ethos, blending functionality with a sense of historical authenticity.

All in all, owning a Pre-Ban Colt Sporter Match HBAR 6601 is like owning a piece of American firearm history. Beyond its nostalgic value, it’s a high-performing, reliable rifle that showcases the quality craftsmanship Colt is known for. It serves not just as a functional tool for sport shooting and hunting, but also as a collector’s item that holds its value well over time. For those who appreciate a combination of historical significance and modern-day performance, this Colt model offers the best of both worlds.  Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Pre-Ban Colt Sporter Match HBAR 6601 .223 AR-15 AR15 20” Semi-Auto Rifle
Pre-Ban Colt Sporter Match HBAR 6601 .223 AR-15 AR15 20” Semi-Auto Rifle