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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/7/2005 8:30:50 PM EDT
It is a Colt 20" heavy profile barreled rifle marked A2 on a slab side lower and it has A1 type sights and no forward assist or brass deflector and it has round handguards. Is it an SP1, and A1 or an A2? It was purchased new in this configuration by a relative who now wants to sell it. Thanks in advance for any input.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:32:06 PM EDT
Pics would help
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:43:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 8:48:24 PM EDT by AssaultRifler]
Colt AR15A2 Sporter II. Earlier ones didn't have a forward assist, later ones did. I'm betting your buffer is black and has an orange tip









Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:50:23 PM EDT
For what it's worth? Guessing $1000 range depending on condition. They were made 83? - 1986 and then Colt came out with the HBAR and thereafter all their guns came with A2 sights except for the 9mm carbines as far as I can tell
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:58:30 PM EDT
Assaultrifler- That's the one except this one doesn't have the forward assist. Ballpark value is about what I expected. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:43:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Wirebrush:
Assaultrifler- That's the one except this one doesn't have the forward assist. Ballpark value is about what I expected. Thanks for the info.



From about s/n 300,000 to 330,000 the Sporter II R6500 uppers went from having a smooth side like an SP1 to having the forward assist and case deflector. I'd guess your s/n is low in the 300,000's.

A recent Gunbroker auction(#33970777) had a NIB example starting at $1495 with a $1795 "buy it now" listed. He's smoking crack, and has repeatedly been unable to sell it for what he's asking. But eventually the right buyer (more $ than sense) might come along. About $1K is more reasonable.

R6500's are still great rifles, someone will get a "keeper".

Paladin

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:08:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 6:14:11 AM EDT by AssaultRifler]
The Sporter II in the pics was my first AR15 :-) bought waaay back in 1986 for $650 as I recall. Solid gun has 1/7" NATO twist bbl. Has larger front pivot pin, note the double screws used for front pivot pin. Bolt carrier isn't cut out like the later Sporters, and there's no sear block, also takes the std military sized hammer and trigger pins

For those with forward assists, there's at least two styles of forward assist buttons, one is the older tear drop style, mines a large circle that's clipped on the receiver side

The Sporter II was the first of the so called Colt "green labels"
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