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Posted: 11/14/2003 8:26:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2003 8:28:10 PM EDT by Corey]
At a Wisconsin gunshow I saw a Colt AR15A2 Government Model for $1,300.

Here are the details:
- 95% condition;
- correct R6520 features, including factory staked/painted collapsable stock and bayo lug;
- correct bbl markings;
- GCxxxxx.. serial number; and
- AR15A2 Government Carbine stampings on receiver (with no LEO markings).

But for $1,300?? I'm wondering what the catch was.

I didn't remember the SN, but is it possible this was a postban LEO without the markings?

This rifle was at a table with a couple preban Colts, so I'm presuming these guys know what they're worth.

I always thought that these things were $1,800-2,000+.

Wonder what gives here....

I'd be very surprised if this were a true bargain. Mainly because I've never seen a "bargain" at local gunshows.

FWIW, I bought a "poor man's R6520" (Colt R6530) for $1,300 about 3 years ago and thought I was getting a decent deal. So I know something about Colt's and their model line.

Any info or thoughts would be appreciated.

EDITED to correct typo -- it's R6520, not R5620....
Link Posted: 11/14/2003 10:10:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 4:59:01 AM EDT
This was right next to an LEO rifles, not the preban rifles. Is it possible that this in a post-9/14/94 rifle without the LEO stamp? I wish I would have gotten the SN, but I suspect that this was an LEO postban rifle. Are there any Govt Carbines like this floating around? Thanks! Corey
Link Posted: 11/15/2003 5:53:29 AM EDT
Some Gov't Carbines were not marked for law enforcement right after the ban. The serial # has to be GC018500 or under. There were quite a few in civilian hands that were over serial # 18500 & they are illegal (banned) weapons, some people were trying to dump them cheap selling them as "preban". The average guy thought he got a great deal until they check the #'s. If the rifle above was in good condition with proper markings & serial #, it was worth every penny of $1300.00. I have 2 NIB Preban Colt Gov't carbines & I paid over $2500.00 ea.
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