I took a closer look at it and the ser# starts LTA I think this is a law enforcement only you can Barley see the 5 where it said ar15. I do not think I can use this if I wonted to could I. The Colt emblem is still there. What you guys think?
Is it stamped for Law Enforcement Only?
Colt serial list from old.ar15.com:
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
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
you might check out this thread for the ATf's view on pre-ban lowers being solf without the other components:
Every thing from the ser# up to the pony is missing except the partial #5 No other markings.
Then you REALLY want to stay away from it.
See if you can have the pawn shop guarantee a serial number. Make sure that the number is on the gun. Make sure that the number is in their bound book. Otherwise walk away really fast.
If this is a creepy pawnshop that will not deal with you, or they are assholes to begin with, contact ATF and see what they say about an FFL selling guns w/ the serial numbers missing.
I used to think that calling BATF was screwing gunowners over something like this. However, if it looks like these guys are doing something shady and refuse to clarify and keep things legal, it may be worth a call.
Questionable/ bogus gun sales are screwing over law abiding gun owners. Sales like this one in Tacoma for the sniper are giving the media a freaking field day. I would rather see a scam gun store/ pawn shop out of business than us lose more rights.
I'm not saying that the guys in Tacoma did anything wrong, but even if everything was legal, the idea that they can't find their records just looks bad.
Yea I think I'm just going to back off this one. Might go there and look at it again and wipe off my prints and give it back ! LOL.