PreBan Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter 20” 5.56 AR-15 Rifle W/RRA Upper

SOLD FOR: $1,426.01

WOA#: WY240315EV028

Make: Colt

Model: Pre-Ban AR-15 A2 HBAR Sporter

Serial Number: SP228436

Year of Manufacture: 1986-89

Caliber: .223/5.56

Action Type: Gas Operated Semi-Automatic Rifle with Detachable Magazine

Markings: The barrel is marked “C MP 5.56 NATO 1/7 HBAR”.  The left side of the receiver is marked with “Colt” and Colt Rampant Logo, “AR-15 A2 HBAR SPORTER CAL .223 SER. SP228436”, “COLT’S FIREARMS DIVISION / COLT INDUSTRIES / HARTFORD, CONN. / U.S.A.”, “SAFE FIRE”.  The Bolt Carrier is marked “C” on the left side and the neck of the bolt head is marked “MPC”. The Left side of the gas block is marked “YHM”. The top of the upper receiver is marked “RRA”.

Barrel Length:  20” No muzzle device installed.

Sights / Optics: No sights are currently installed. The upper receiver is a flat top with picatinny rail for mounting optics.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The pistol grip is an A2 style checkered polymer grip.  The buttstock is an A2 style fixed stock with sling ring and checkered buttplate with trap door for storage compartment.  The handguard is an A2 style handguard. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the buttplate. The stock and handguard have minor scattered drag lines and scratches throughout. There are no chips or cracks and the buttplate checkering is sharp. Overall the stock and handguard rate in Very Good condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This rifle includes one 20 round Colt Brand Magazine in Good Condition.

Type of Finish: Black/Gray

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. The feed ramps are smooth and shiny. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its finish.  The balance of the finish shows scattered light scratches on the receivers and Barrel. There is some brass buildup on the case deflector. Overall this rifle rates in Good to Very Good condition for a PreBan 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: This rifle includes one magazine.

Our Assessment: The Colt AR15-A2 HBAR (Heavy Barrel) Sporter with a 20″ barrel and a Rock River Arms upper receiver is a blend of two reputable manufacturers in the firearms industry, resulting in a reliable and accurate rifle. This combination leverages Colt’s renowned lower receiver and Rock River Arms’ high-quality upper receiver, offering shooters a robust platform for various applications, from target shooting to practical shooting sports and even hunting. The Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter features a 20″ heavy barrel, known for its increased rigidity compared to standard barrels. This heavy barrel profile helps reduce barrel vibration and heat build-up, leading to improved accuracy, especially during sustained fire. The 20″ length provides a good balance between velocity and maneuverability, making it ideal for mid to long-range shooting. The Colt lower receiver is a classic design, featuring the traditional AR-15 controls and ergonomics. The A2 model includes a fixed stock and a standard A2 grip. This fixed stock provides a stable shooting platform, contributing to consistent accuracy. In terms of operation, the AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter uses a direct impingement gas system, which is standard for AR-15 rifles. This system is reliable and has been extensively used in both military and civilian applications. The direct impingement system channels gas from the fired cartridge back into the bolt carrier group to cycle the action, which helps maintain a lightweight and simple design. The rifle’s modularity is another key feature. The AR-15 platform is renowned for its ability to accept a wide range of aftermarket parts and accessories. This allows owners to customize their rifles with different optics, handguards, triggers, and other components to suit their specific needs and preferences. Aesthetically, the Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter retains the classic look of the original AR-15 design, with its traditional stock, and full-length handguard. In summary, the Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter with a 20″ barrel and a Rock River Arms upper receiver is a versatile and reliable rifle. The heavy barrel provides excellent accuracy, the Colt lower receiver offers dependable operation, and the Rock River Arms upper receiver ensures a high-quality fit and finish. This combination results in a firearm that is well-suited for target shooting, practical shooting sports, and hunting, providing shooters with a robust and customizable platform. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

PreBan Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter 20” 5.56 AR-15 Rifle W/RRA Upper
PreBan Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter 20” 5.56 AR-15 Rifle W/RRA Upper