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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 4/28/2002 3:32:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/28/2002 3:54:34 AM EST by BAT211]
I am currently debating whether to modify a SP1 AR-15 Sporter with a ser #18XXX indicating 1971-1972 manufacture. Cond is 95-98%.
I would like to put either a DPMS or Bushmaster M-4 upper on it, and I'm also considering a collapsible stock. I paid $380 for the gun in 1985 and am leery to mess with it due to its value. All I have with the gun is a bayonet and the owners manual.

And, does anyone know if a Colt 9mm upper w/ drop in mag bock accepts unmodified Colt mags?

what do you think -
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 7:36:03 AM EST

Well, it depends on how much you WANT to modify it. You have only $380 in it. Depending on the condition (you say maybe 98%), you could get $1,300 or so for it. I just paid $1,600 for one that was unfired, 1 owner, mag, bayo,manual, and case. I wouldn't touch it if it was me.
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 7:39:04 AM EST
Go buy a shooter that you can modify all you want, I wouldn't touch it if it were mine.
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 7:40:22 AM EST
I wouldn't touch it either. Vintage SP-1s are only going to increase in value.
Link Posted: 4/28/2002 8:04:44 AM EST
Yes an SP1 is worth some money. However, changing the upper requires pushing two pins out and then putting them back in. A stock change is just as simple. And if you don't like it then you can just as easily change it back without harming the firearm in any way. Hell, firing it will do more damage then changing an upper or stock.

Do what you want but all of my guns are shooters.

Link Posted: 4/28/2002 1:02:15 PM EST
Vintage it shall remain. I will get a DPMS or Bushy for any future wetwork Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/29/2002 1:18:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By BAT211:
Vintage it shall remain. I will get a DPMS or Bushy for any future wetwork

Good decision :)
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