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Posted: 7/7/2001 8:02:27 AM EST
I enjoy this web site and appreciate all of the information that is shared here. I just came across a Colt Sporter Light Weight rifle that has a serial number that I can not match up with any of the serial number lists. The serial number seems low and I think it may be a pre-ban rifle. The S/N is: CSL00XXXX My confusion is the "C" at the beginning of the number. The lists that I have been able to find only show "SL" numbers, (minus the "C"). Can anyone tell whether this S/N fits in the "SL" series? I'm hoping that the "C" just means Colt and that this is a pre-ban. Emails are welcome. Thank You for any assistance! Craig
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 8:06:22 AM EST
Colt 800-962-COLT CC001616 and Below - Pre-Ban CH019500 and Below - Pre-Ban GC018500 and Below - Pre-Ban LH011326 and Below - Pre-Ban MH086020 and Below - Pre-Ban NL004800 and Below - Pre-Ban SL027246 and Below - Pre-Ban SP360200 and Below - Pre-Ban 1963 SP00001-SP00023** 1964 SP00101 1965 SP02501 1966 SP05600 1967 SP08250 1968 SP10750 1969 SP14000-SP14653 1970 SP15001-SP15473 1971 SP16001 1972 SP19401 1973 SP24201 1974 SP32601 1975 SP43801 1976 SP55301 1977 SP67651 1978 SP83400 ST038100 and Below - Pre-Ban TA10100 and Below - Pre-Ban BD000134 and Below - Pre-Ban (AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine - very rare model) MT00001 and Above - Post-Ban BK000001and Above - Post Ban (CAR-A3) CST000001 and Above - Post-Ban (Began Late 1997 Production) CMH000001 and Above - Post Ban CCH010000 and Above - Post Ban MT6700, MT6700C and MT6700CH series, 1998 production
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 8:07:28 AM EST
Yes, but where does the "CSL" fit?
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 8:11:58 AM EST
For a serial number it doesn't match anything on the list. Might want to check with colt on the C otherwise it looks to be possibly pre-ban
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 10:36:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/7/2001 10:33:54 AM EST by golfgunguy]
Craig, Good source for serial numbers and markings is [url]http://www.biggerhammer.net/ar15/[/url]
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 12:50:16 PM EST
A three letter prefix is a post-ban. You sure it is a Sporter? Sounds like a Match Target to me. The pre-ban Sporter Light Weight has the prefix SL.
Link Posted: 7/7/2001 8:11:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/7/2001 8:10:42 PM EST by phonegunner]
If you call Colt .. they will tell you 3 letters CSL or even CCH mean POST ban and will even tell you approximate (if not actual) date the weapon was produced ... I had found a CCH001299 and as you can see according to the list the CCH010000 are POST ban and 1998 production .. well the CCH001299 was (according to a phone call with Colt)early 1995 production... alas POST ban... Ted...
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