Scarce Pre Ban Colt Sporter Lightweight R6830 7.62×39 16” Rifle AR-15

SOLD FOR: $2023

WOA#: WY230320CM001

Make: Colt

Model: Sporter Lightweight R6830

Serial Number: LH009335

Year of Manufacture: 1991, Pre Ban

Caliber: 7.62x39mm

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Direct Impingement

Markings:  Left side of the lower receiver is marked with the Rampant Colt logo and “COLT SPORTER LIGHTWEIGHT CAL. 7.62 x 39 SER. LH009335”. The left side of the receiver behind the bolt catch is marked “COLT’S MFG. CO. INC. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and “SAFE” and “FIRE”. Top of the barrel is marked “C MP 7.62 x 39 1/12”.

Barrel Length: 16”, 17” with birdcage flash hider.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post and the rear sight is A2 Style L-type flip aperture.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The buttstock is a fixed A2 polymer buttstock with sling ring, checkered buttplate and trap door for storage compartment.  The pistol grip is a standard A2 pistol grip.  The handguard is an A2 polymer round ribbed mid length handguard.  There are some scuff marks and light scratches on the buttstock. There are no chips or cracks.  The pistol grip’s checkering is slightly dulled.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This rifle comes with Colt Factory 7-8rd 7.62×39 straight magazine.

Type of Finish: Anodized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows very little wear mainly from storage. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred, the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition. The previous and original owner of this rifle says he has only put one box of ammo through it.

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 serialized and labeled factory box, original magazine, and its original accessory bag including, owner’s manual, Nylon Sling, and cleaning tools.  There is minor storage wear on the box.  Everything is in Excellent condition.  Please see photos.

Our Assessment:today we’ve got something special on the table. We’re going to dive into the Scarce Pre Ban Colt Sporter Lightweight R6830 7.62×39 16″ Rifle. Now, this is a gem that’s sure to pique the interest of collectors and enthusiasts alike. So, let’s jump right in and take a closer look.

The Colt Sporter Lightweight R6830 is a rifle that carries a certain mystique due to its pre-ban status. Manufactured before the implementation of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, this rifle holds a special place in firearms history. It’s chambered in 7.62×39, a cartridge renowned for its reliability and effectiveness.

One of the standout features of the R6830 is its lightweight construction making it a nimble and easy-to-handle rifle. This combination of weight reduction and maneuverability is ideal for shooters who value mobility without sacrificing firepower.

Now, the 7.62×39 chambering adds another layer of versatility to this rifle. It allows you to utilize the widely available and popular 7.62×39 ammunition, which has a proven track record for its performance in various shooting scenarios. Whether you’re engaging targets at the range or taking it out for a hunting excursion, this rifle has got you covered.

In terms of craftsmanship, the Colt Sporter Lightweight R6830 doesn’t disappoint. It carries the reputation for Colt’s quality and attention to detail. The rifle features a durable finish, ensuring longevity and resistance to the elements. The controls are crisp and intuitive, making it a pleasure to handle and shoot.

Now, keep in mind that due to its pre-ban status and very limited production run, the Colt Sporter Lightweight R6830 is considered scarce and sought after by collectors. Its historical significance and limited availability add to its allure, making it a highly desirable piece for those who appreciate firearms history and value rare finds.

So, whether you’re a collector on the hunt for a scarce and pre-ban gem or a shooter looking for a reliable and lightweight rifle chambered in 7.62×39, the Colt Sporter Lightweight R6830 is definitely worth your consideration. This one comes with its original serialized box and accessories making it all the more reason to add it to that collection.  Please see details below and good luck!

Scarce Pre Ban Colt Sporter Lightweight R6830 7.62x39 16” Rifle AR-15
Scarce Pre Ban Colt Sporter Lightweight R6830 7.62×39 16” Rifle AR-15