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Posted: 10/29/2006 4:02:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2006 12:36:30 PM EST by Stlkid]
Who, on this website owns the oldest ar15 and are the orginial owners?

Im just curious
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:27:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 4:27:51 PM EST by RUSSIANCATKILLA]
I am the longest as of right now: 2 years
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:31:43 PM EST
I've had my Colt A2 for 25 years original owner but they're probably afew longers.....
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:32:13 PM EST
I was a brand-new Second Lieutenant in 1976 and was issued a brand-new M16A1. Does that count? I've owned at least one AR ever since.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:32:16 PM EST
I have had my Colt SP1 since early 1985 (Jan-Feb), and I am the first owner.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:34:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 4:35:58 PM EST by RUSSIANCATKILLA]
Dang until you guys got here I was the longest.....thanks alot

well held it for 4:52 anyway
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:36:55 PM EST
Bought my first civilian Colt AR in 1972

Sure wish I woulda kept it...

Owned sold 8 or 10 colts since that time...

Wished I woulda kept them to....

Denny probably has the oldest....:)
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:10:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By 9divdoc:
Bought my first civilian Colt AR in 1972

Sure wish I woulda kept it...

Owned sold 8 or 10 colts since that time...

Wished I woulda kept them to....

Denny probably has the oldest....:)


How old?
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:21:33 PM EST
Around '85 my dad bought "us" an AR. At least thats what he told mom. Father son bonding and all. I've been the sole owner since 94. Not the longest, but not bad for only being 32.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:57:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2006 3:22:34 AM EST by Sub-MOA]
Heh, I talked my parents into buying me an SGW car-15 kit in 1984 or 5.

We had a local gun dork put it together. The damn thing short stroked, doubled, stove piped and puked on everything I fed it. Total POS. I still loved it.

In 86 I bought a 20" Colt SP1 from a local chain store. It ran like a champ and I realized that they didn't all jam every third round. I sold the SGW back to the guy who built it. That SP1 killed many a coyote.

Went to school every day with that thing sitting behind my truck seat until I graduated High School.

Funny how much the world can change in 20 years.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:46:50 PM EST
Still have the SP1 that I bought 2/1/1981. Someday my son will own it... Have collected several others since then but the SP1 holds a special place.





Dave Brown
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:49:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:51:51 PM EST
I am a newb by these standards-- bought my first, a Colt Match HBAR, in 1994. I had wanted to buy one for years, and have to thank the AWB for the motivation
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 12:16:39 AM EST
I still have my Colt I built in 1973. Yes, I know I'm old.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 12:27:39 AM EST
First AR was OLY, I built in 1979 back when they were milled from alum. stock. I still have it.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 2:08:04 AM EST
Sorta Newbie here too, bought my first in 1992 It was a Colt Match HBAR. I still have it today!
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 3:39:17 AM EST
Eugene Stoner personally gave me one of the first ARs to be produced.

Okay that's a lie, I bought my first AR in Oct. of 1988 and have had one ever since. Still quite the newbie compared to some.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:32:04 AM EST
ColdBlue or SMGLee posted some pics of the very 1st AR ever made. Serial # 1 and all. Its saved on my hardrive I'll dig it up for you guys.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:33:22 AM EST
Colt car15 for my 18th Birthday in mar 1980. Used it to hunt dinasors with(god I am OLD!) It's holding up better than me. Lost track of rounds down the barrel.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:37:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:38:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2006 5:39:29 AM EST by wmgeorge]
OK Ok Gee whiz I was going to ask who was the oldest owner of a AR15 but this kind of answers that question. I had a Colt in the early 1990's and sold because of a divorce, some of you know and have been there. Just bought a new Bushmaster a couple months ago and loving it more every time I shoot it!! I will be 64 next B'day... someday my sons will have to fight over who gets it, but in the mean time... .
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:42:57 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 6:14:14 AM EST
I'm not one of the longest owner, I got my former SP-1 brand new in summer of '71 but traded it for a new SP-2 model R6500 in '84.

I've had and still have BRD for 35 years.

Currently I have four ARs, two Colts, a LMT and a 9mm RRA and building my fifth.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 7:18:30 AM EST
I still own my first, a Colt SP1 purchased in 1975.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 7:49:13 AM EST
NEWBIE 1983/84 after High Skool
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 8:11:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By VNVGUNNER:
I still have my Colt I built in 1973. Yes, I know I'm old.


I think your the winner so far
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 11:17:05 AM EST
I bought my first Colt in September of 1986. 2 days after my 18th birthday. Had the disease ever since.

Steve
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 12:21:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stlkid:

Originally Posted By VNVGUNNER:
I still have my Colt I built in 1973. Yes, I know I'm old.


I think your the winner so far


Then it's a tie Bought my first SP1 rifle in '73 also. Traded it in on an SP1 carbine in '76. XM177E2d the carbine and class 3d it in '77; and still have it. It's still my favorite. Given what select fire stuff is going for these days, it's probably the most valuable thing I'll be able to leave my 9 year old son.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 12:35:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By shamayim:

Originally Posted By Stlkid:

Originally Posted By VNVGUNNER:
I still have my Colt I built in 1973. Yes, I know I'm old.


I think your the winner so far


Then it's a tie Bought my first SP1 rifle in '73 also. Traded it in on an SP1 carbine in '76. XM177E2d the carbine and class 3d it in '77; and still have it. It's still my favorite. Given what select fire stuff is going for these days, it's probably the most valuable thing I'll be able to leave my 9 year old son.


yah but you said you traded it in for the carbine.
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