PreBan Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter 20” 5.56 AR-15 Rifle W/scope rail

SOLD FOR: $1,525

WOA#: WY240315EV026

Make: Colt

Model: Pre-Ban AR-15 A2 HBAR Sporter

Serial Number: SP237821

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. SP237821”, “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 right side of the upper receiver is marked “CM”. The Scope rail adapted is marked “Fed Ord Inc SO.EL MONTE CA” and “AH-0069”.

Barrel Length:  20”, 21” with A2 birdcage style flash hider.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an A2 front post with elevation adjustment and the rear sight is an adjustable A2 style L-type flip aperture integrated to the carry handle. The rifle also has a carry handle mounted scope rail installed with 1” scope rings attached.

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 well defined. There is no erosion in the bore. The feed ramps are smooth. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

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 minor 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, the optic mount with rings and a leather sling.

Our Assessment: The Colt AR-15 A2 HBAR Sporter rifle is a highly regarded semi-automatic firearm known for its precision, durability, and versatility. Designed primarily for sport shooting and target practice, the A2 HBAR (Heavy Barrel) variant is a reflection of Colt’s commitment to quality and innovation in the AR-15 platform. This rifle combines the classic AR-15 design with features that enhance its performance and appeal to both civilian sport shooters and enthusiasts. The Colt AR-15 A2 HBAR Sporter is built on the familiar AR-15 platform, which has been a staple in the firearms community for decades. The A2 designation refers to specific features that distinguish it from other models, such as the fixed A2 stock, A2 pistol grip, and the carrying handle with integrated rear sight. The HBAR, or Heavy Barrel, is a significant feature of this model, providing enhanced accuracy and heat dissipation during extended shooting sessions. The heavy barrel is the defining characteristic of the HBAR Sporter. Measuring 20 inches in length, this barrel is thicker than standard AR-15 barrels, which helps reduce barrel flex and vibration during firing. The increased barrel mass also aids in heat management, allowing the rifle to maintain accuracy over longer shooting periods. The barrel is usually made from high-quality chrome-moly steel and is often chrome-lined to enhance durability and corrosion resistance. The A2 HBAR Sporter features the classic AR-15 A2 sight system, which includes a fixed front sight post and an adjustable rear sight integrated into the carrying handle. The rear sight offers adjustments for both windage and yardage, allowing shooters to fine-tune their aim. This setup is ideal for those who prefer iron sights for their simplicity and reliability. Additionally, this example comes with a carrying handle mounted rail enabling the attachment of various optics such as scopes and red dot sights, providing versatility for different shooting applications. The controls of the Colt AR-15 A2 HBAR Sporter are designed for ease of use and familiarity. The safety selector, magazine release, and bolt catch are all positioned within easy reach, allowing for intuitive operation. The fixed A2 stock provides a stable and consistent cheek weld, contributing to the rifle’s overall accuracy. The A2 pistol grip is ergonomically shaped to offer a comfortable and secure hold, making the rifle easier to handle during extended shooting sessions. The rifle is chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO, a standard cartridge for AR-15 rifles, though it is also compatible with .223 Remington ammunition. The A2 HBAR Sporter uses standard AR-15 magazines, which are available in various capacities, commonly ranging from 20 to 30 rounds. This flexibility in magazine capacity makes the rifle suitable for a variety of shooting activities, from casual target practice to more intensive sport shooting. Colt is renowned for its stringent manufacturing standards, and the AR-15 A2 HBAR Sporter is no exception. The chrome-lined barrel and chamber, along with the robust receiver construction, contribute to the rifle’s long service life and dependable performance in various conditions. In summary, the Colt AR-15 A2 HBAR Sporter rifle is a well-crafted firearm that combines the classic AR-15 design with features aimed at enhancing accuracy and performance. With Colt’s reputation for quality and the rifle’s inherent versatility, the AR-15 A2 HBAR Sporter stands out as a reliable and precise option for a variety of shooting applications. 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/scope rail
PreBan Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter 20” 5.56 AR-15 Rifle W/scope rail