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Posted: 2/26/2006 6:40:22 PM EDT
I bought one of these from a guy today and was wondering if I got a good deal. Colt Sporter Lightweight, 5.56mm, cleaning kit in buttstock, sling, & 1 30 round aftermarket mag. All for 700.00.
What do you guys think?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:20:50 PM EDT

Link Posted: 2/26/2006 9:33:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2006 9:36:10 PM EDT by JRP_1]
I'm afraid so...

ETA: How do I know for sure?
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 10:21:38 PM EDT
no-ban is equipped with flash hider and collapsable stock

post ban or ban is naked with non-collapsable stock

but i think the sporter is a post-ban/during ban model
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:11:29 AM EDT
I have a Sporter Lightweight that I bought in 1991. No bayonet lug, 16" barrel. Check the serial number with Colt thats the sure fire way
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:15:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 4:17:33 AM EDT by jark]
Mine has a flash hider and it came without a collapsible stock. Chrome lined barrel, 1/7 twist. I believe if I had a boyonet lug it would be too short to engage with the 16" barrel . I'm not 100% sure but thats what I've heard. I paid over $900 in 1991 for mine
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 4:37:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/27/2006 4:40:34 AM EDT by mm34b]

Originally Posted By JRP_1:
I'm afraid so...

ETA: How do I know for sure?

Serial numbers SL027246 and below are pre-ban.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:51:44 AM EDT
I bought one in 1993 and shot it almost every time I went to the range through out the AWB to save wear and tear on my green labels. Probably put 20K thru it. Tough little gun. I put an aftermarket collapsible stock on it.
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 6:58:13 AM EDT
You did good on the prce, call Colt @ 1-800-962-2658 or you can check here biggerhammer.net/ar15/ar15serial.html
Link Posted: 2/27/2006 7:53:08 AM EDT
Thanks for your replys. It does not have a bayonet lug, or collapsible stock. It does have a
flashider, 16'' barrel, feedramps, and the serial number is SL 005xxx. I went to that website
someone posted, and from the info posted by mm34b, then it appears to be pre ban. Thank you all
for your help. I checked the EE, gunbroker, & gunsamerica and they were listed anywhere from 900
to 1150. So I guess I did alright.
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