Pre Ban PWA Lower & Colt .223 20” Upper Semi-Auto AR-15 Rifle Carry Handle

SOLD FOR: $1,591

WOA#: WY240202JT015

Make: PWA / Colt

Model: Commando

Serial Number: 30666

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .223

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Direct Impingement

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “PWA / MILAN, IL / CAL. 5.56 MM. / COMMANDO / SER. 30666”, “SAFE FIRE”.  The left side of the upper receiver is marked “COLT .223”.  The right sight side of the carry handle is marked “C / MB”.  The barrel is marked “C MP 5.56 NATO 1/9 HBAR”.

Barrel Length: 20”. Heavy Barrel with recessed crown.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable A2 front sight.  The rear sight is an adjustable dual aperture sight in the carry handle.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is an A2 fixed polymer stock with sling ring and checkered buttplate with trap door for storage compartment.  The pistol grip is an A2 grip.  The handguard is a rifle length A2 handguard.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  There is some light handling wear but overall the stocks are clean with no notable defects.  There is some finish loss on the Delta Ring and some faint drag lines on the buttstock.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: None.

Type of Finish: Matte black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion in the bore.  There is some fouling down the length of the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light scratches and drag lines on the receivers.  There is a minor nick in the finish on the left edge of the carry handle at the midlength. The markings are clear.  The pins are unmarred. The screw heads are sharp.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition with little operation wear visible.

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: None.

Our Assessment:  Merging the robustness of this PreBan PWA (Pac West Arms) Commando lower receiver with the precision of a Colt .223 conversion upper receiver featuring a 20″ heavy barrel creates a distinct and powerful configuration within the AR-15 framework. This combination brings together the durability and wide compatibility of PWA’s lower receiver with the esteemed accuracy and historical lineage of Colt’s upper assembly, optimized for the versatile .223 Remington cartridge. The choice of a 20″ heavy barrel on the Colt upper enhances shooting accuracy through reduced vibration and barrel movement, offering significant advantages for precision-focused shooting at medium to long ranges. Tailored for enthusiasts who prioritize customizability without compromising on performance, this setup showcases the AR-15’s modular design, allowing shooters to fine-tune their rifle to their specific preferences for competitive shooting, hunting, or leisure, thus embodying a perfect blend of functionality, precision, and historical significance.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Pre Ban PWA Lower & Colt .223 20” Upper Semi-Auto AR-15 Rifle Carry Handle
Pre Ban PWA Lower & Colt .223 20” Upper Semi-Auto AR-15 Rifle Carry Handle