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Posted: 10/26/2001 1:21:29 PM EDT
Can someone please explain the difference between a Sporter model and the SP1 model AR?

From my understanding the SP1 model is Vietnam era and has the triangular shaped forearm.

Does one carry a higher price then the other?

Is one more desireable then the other?
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 3:53:13 PM EDT
The Sporter and the SP1 are one in the same. The Sporter ll was the designation given to the AR15a2.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 5:05:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2001 4:59:20 PM EDT by blkgun223aholic]
The sp1 brand new in the box (if you could find one) has the greatist collector value. But a preban ar152 is generally worth and sought after becaues of the upgrades that was made to it. if that makes any since.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 5:52:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2001 5:46:32 PM EDT by Sukebe]
There SP1 was produced for a long time at least 20 years. Therefore many many more of them are available than the pre ban SP2's. The Pre ban SP2's bring a higher price because there are fewer of them out there. I like the SP1 much more than the SP2. Other than the rate of twist in the SP2's, I don't see great advantages in the upgrades. That includes the sights. I'm not a target shooter, I set BSZ and leave it alone. The SP1 sights were fine for that application.
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 6:20:31 PM EDT
The Colt sporters were built for civilians. The SP1 was manufactured from 1964 to 1985. The SP2 was manufactured from 1984 to current. The SP1 had two different models a 6000 & 6001. The 6000 is worth 1450 NIB and 1100 in excellent shape. The 6001 has a collapsible stock it's value is 2000 NIB & 1800 in excellent condition.
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