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Posted: 8/2/2001 10:56:35 AM EST
A buddy of mine is close to buying a Colt shorty in excellent condition. It's marked Colt AR-15 and has the SP refix. It has a colt 16" barrel and collapsable stock. Appears to be original. He's getting 11 mags, a case and 1100 rounds of 5.56mm for $1500.00. I say it's a good deal. Is it? Should an original Colt shorty be marked CAR-15? It appears to be a late 70's serial #.
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 11:18:54 AM EST
11 people read this and not one opinion? This is AR15.com isn't it?
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 11:28:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2001 11:24:25 AM EST by Gun-fan]
Originally Posted By Sukebe: 11 people read this and not one opinion? This is AR15.com isn't it?
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Opinions ain't gonna cut it. I figure the ammo is worth a little over $100. Mags abouy $175 if they are GI. That leaves the rifle at $1225. Look it up in the exchange. See what similar items have sold for. I think it is a fair deal, but it ain't my money is it. Beasides this post hasn't been up more than 30 minutes. What the hell did you expect. Buy a blue book if you want instant gratification. [:)]
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 11:28:17 AM EST
If it's a late seventies AR15 carbine, the lower should have the prancing pony and Colt AR15 markings. And yes it's a good deal considering he's buying a complete preban. Especially with all the magazines. One thing he might want to check, that's the twistrate of the barrel. Which I suspect is 1/12, nothing to keep him of the deal though. But if he wants to shoot the heavier 5.56 mm bullets 62 to 70 grain he will want to rebarrel it with a 1/9 twist barrel. There are several sources for this like JTsurplus and Bushmaster. JT sells Colt barrels all the time. Kuiper
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 11:29:42 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/2/2001 11:30:25 AM EST by crowboy]
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 11:34:15 AM EST
My favorite of all AR15's, imagine that.[:D][:D][:D] Going by the current market prices I would say that is a good price with the accessories & if all original. IIRC they originally came with aluminum collapsible stocks, not plastic. ColtShorty GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 5:06:51 PM EST
An original AR15 Sporter with telescopic stock SP1 is worth about $1800 in excellent condition.
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 5:19:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/2/2001 7:03:36 PM EST
Hey, now thats more like it. I only sought out opinions because I'm not a Colt man. I have been around enough to have a fair idea what they are worth but it's better coming from people who know. That's why were here right? Looks like it has the original 2 position aluminum stock with a black coating on it. The barrel is the 1/12 twist and I agree that with the availability of the 55gr ammo he should'nt change a thing. Thanks for all the input. I have a blue book but I won't pay blue book prices.
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