Rare Unfired Pre Ban Colt Sporter Lightweight AR6430 9mm AR-15 16” Rifle

SOLD FOR: $2,576

WOA#: WY240121JS001

Make: Colt

Model: AR6430 Sporter Lightweight

Serial Number: NL004446

Year of Manufacture: 1992-1994

Caliber: 9mm – NATO

Action Type: Semi-Auto, Blow Back

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “COLT / SPORTER / LIGHTWEIGHT ™ / CAL. 9MM-NATO / SER.NL 004446”, “COLT’S MFG. CO. INC. / HARTFORD, CONN. / -U.S.A.-”, “FIRE SAFE”.  The right side of the carry handle is marked “C M”.  The barrel is marked “C MP CHROME BORE 9MM-NATO”.

Barrel Length: 16”.  17.25” with bird cage A1 flash hider.

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

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is an A2 style polymer fixed buttstock with sling ring and checkered buttplate with trap for storage compartment. The pistol grip is an A2 grip.  The handguard is a carbine length A2 handguard with heat shields.  The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in Excellent overall condition.  There are no chips or cracks.  The checkering on the grip is crisp and the peaks are sharp.  There is no handling wear.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Two Factory Colt 20rd original 9mm Magazines in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Anodized Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and 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 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Like New condition. This rifle was bought new and has not been fired by its original owner.  It displays some minor storage wear but looks exceptional for a pre ban rifle.  There is no operation wear.

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 its factory box, accessory bag complete with 3 magazines, cleaning rod, cleaning brush, owner’s manual, and Uncle Mike’s Nylon Sling.

Our Assessment:  The rise of pistol caliber carbines can be attributed to the advancement of modern firearms technology both in the operational systems and the types of ammo they use.  The extended length afforded by carbines paired with modern pistol ammo that performs exceptionally well for home defense purposes, means Pistol Caliber Carbines are a match made in heaven against things that go bump in the night. As wonderful as the AR-15 platform is, PCC’s bring a level of versatility that outshines other tactical rifles. PCC’s use cheaper ammo compared to high velocity rifle ammunition, they are safe and allowed in every pistol range, they allow new users and novices to really get a handle operating and maneuvering a firearm, they share magazines with other platforms which means accessing magazines won’t be a headache and they come fairly cheap, and last but not least – Pistol Caliber is far easier to suppress.  Light recoil and rounds that won’t go through every wall in your home means you have a home defense weapon worth wielding against any threat while protecting yourself and family.

For the sport shooter or defense-minded individuals out there, this Pre Ban Colt 9mm Sporter Lightweight built on the AR platform offers some excellent advantages. In Like New condition this AR-15 is sure to become a crowned jewel in any collection or a new range day favorite.  It’s a time capsule example that shouldn’t be missed by no means.    Whether you want to give this firearm the 21st-century treatment at the range or keep it as a show-and-tell piece, ya gotta bid on it first!  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  – L.S.

Rare Unfired Pre Ban Colt Sporter Lightweight AR6430 9mm AR-15 16” Rifle
Rare Unfired Pre Ban Colt Sporter Lightweight AR6430 9mm AR-15 16” Rifle