PreBan Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter Semi-Auto R6600 .223 5.56 AR-15 Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,726

WOA#: WY240202JT011

Make: Colt

Model: Pre-Ban Sporter HBAR

Serial Number: SP239013

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 the Colt and Colt Rampant Logo, “AR-15 A2 HBAR SPORTER CAL .223 SER. SP234258”, “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 gas block has a Bell and C Forge Marks.

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

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a target aperture sight dovetailed to the front sight’s A-Frame.  The rear sight is an adjustable L-type flip aperture integrated to the carry handle.

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 Rifle Length handguard with heat shields.  The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the buttplate.  Overall the stock rates in Very Good condition.  There are no chips or cracks.  The checkering on the grip is crisp with some light wear on the peaks. The buttstock and forend have some light scratches and drag lines.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: None.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its finish.  The balance of the finish shows light scratches on the receivers and some wear on the edges of the carry handle.  There is very minor operation wear.  Overall this rifle rates in Excellent condition for a PreBan Rifle.   Please see photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s 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: None.

Our Assessment:   The more rare of the Colt Rifles: Pre-Ban Colt AR-15A2 Sporter HBAR Model R6600 Rifle. The 6600 was only manufactured from 1986 to early 1989. These pre-89 rifles are highly sought after by collectors, as it is as close as one can get to owning an M16A2. There is no sear block. The Colt model R6600 HBar, Colt’s heavy-barreled version of the standard AR-15, is capable of increased accuracy over their regular counterparts. The R6600 H-Bars are incredibly accurate due to their 20″ heavy barrels. This 6600 HBAR Sporter is a true treasure.  Made for the civilian market after the SP1 series of AR’s this model incorporated the new 20″ heavy barrel (HBAR) with 1/7 twist for use with the heavier green tip 62gr ammo. A2 sights, A2 flash hider, and brass deflector were also added to this model. This rifle may not come in its original green label box but this is a true Green Label Colt. There is no sear block and this does have a bayonet lug, with heavy “C” marked bolt carrier and “MPC” bolt head.  If you want a true jewel and the ultimate safe queen then this is the rifle for you!   -L.S.

PreBan Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter Semi-Auto R6600 .223 5.56 AR-15 Rifle
PreBan Colt AR15-A2 HBAR Sporter Semi-Auto R6600 .223 5.56 AR-15 Rifle