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Posted: 5/11/2008 6:53:58 PM EDT
Hi all,

I've been reading here for a few weeks and decided to join in. I'm 45, married, from Memphis, the hell hole on the Mississippi.

I bought a Colt SP1 AR15 from my Uncle's estate. I think it was built in '82, but it's got round front grips instead of the triangular. I don't think Colt switched to the round ones until '86. The serial # is 1828XX.

Here's a  few pics so you guys can tell me a little more about it.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk29/TurboRegal87/ar001.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk29/TurboRegal87/ar003.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk29/TurboRegal87/ar005.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk29/TurboRegal87/ar004.jpg

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk29/TurboRegal87/ar014.jpg

Thanks,
Jeff

Link Posted: 5/11/2008 7:49:28 PM EDT
Nice rifle, it will be easy for you to switch the round handguards with delta handguards, then your covered.
Link Posted: 5/11/2008 7:56:47 PM EDT
Also change out the aftermarket pistol grip for an original A1 pistol grip.

Nice rifle by the way.
I think you're off on the date.  
I think it is late 70s.

Hey is that an early ejection port door?
If so, that is pretty cool.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 5:23:01 AM EDT

Quoted:
Also change out the aftermarket pistol grip for an original A1 pistol grip.



+1

That grip is fugly.  It's still a very nice rifle, but put an A1 grip and A1 handguards on that and it will be a thing of beauty!
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 7:31:38 AM EDT
I appreciate the comments and advice.has
How can I tell if it has an early ejection port? Also, can anyone tell me the year of mfg for sure?
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 8:05:01 AM EDT
Welcome to site. It's a very nice Colt. You can take the advice from those guys above. I'm sure you're gonna be proud of your rifle after those changes.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 9:06:48 AM EDT

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I'll start looking for the delta grips too. If anyone finds a set, please let me know.

www.mooremilitaria.com/prod03.htm


How can I tell if it has an early ejection port?

www.retroblackrifle.com/ModGde/RflGde/CmpGdeRfl.html

Link Posted: 5/12/2008 9:36:11 AM EDT
Welcome to the Retro forum Jeff!  Good looking SP1.  You've got the grip covered.  A set of triangle handguards and a 20 round magazine and she'll be back to the original configuration.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 3:35:43 PM EDT
Welcome Jeff!

If you're looking for some retro 20 rnd mags  [marked 223] I found some near you a couple months back. Army surplus/gunshop on the East side of I55 just above where I 40 goes West.
On the service road, look for the old military vehicles.
Link Posted: 5/12/2008 4:23:01 PM EDT
Nice rifle, welcome to the retro forum!  Betcha can't eat just one...
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 3:43:18 PM EDT
Today I ordered an A1 pistol grip and triangular handguards to restore my SP1 to it's original condition.

When I inherited the SP!, I also received an ammo can with about 20 or so mags of different sizes and makes. One of the mags is an actual grey colt 20 rounder.hould

I'll get some pics up soon with the new hardware.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 6:19:37 PM EDT

Quoted:
Today I ordered an A1 pistol grip and triangular handguards to restore my SP1 to it's original condition.

When I inherited the SP!, I also received an ammo can with about 20 or so mags of different sizes and makes. One of the mags is an actual grey colt 20 rounder.

I should have the parts on Wednesday. I can't wait to get the rifle restored!

I'll get some pics up soon with the new hardware.


Jeff, Jeff, Jeff, blackrifles are just like heroin. Just one and you're hooked!!
Welcome to the club with your fine SP1!
Beel
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:47:52 AM EDT
Welcome on board Jeff.
You picked a good place to hang out.
Lots of good info and good people here to help you out with retro stuff and life's other great mysteries.
Dave
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