I have a Colt "Sporter II" pre-ban rifle that was purchased by my department's tactical team in the late 80's/early 90's. It was shot very little (I know, I was assigned to it), due to change in Chiefs and their thoughts on 5.56 caliber, and I made out on the deal because I bought it when they sold it to fund two MP-5's in pistol caliber instead.
The rifle has a collapsable stock, 16" "pencil" barrel, A1 rear sights on fixed carry handle, and only has one slight mark on the left side of the carry handle. It has the pretty "Colt grey" finish and standard birdcage flash hider. I have a new COLT stamped USGI bipod with canvas carry case and a Surefire 6P light with new pressure switch ina GG&Z mount setup that comes with it, already installed on a separate set of thin handguards that came on it, and a set of brand new larger M4 handguards that are currently on it. The entire list of markings on the left side of reciever is "COLT AR-15 A2, CAL .223, SPORTER II SP3305XX" (serial number).
I have seen phenomenal prices asked for these due to the fact that some folks still live in ban states. I don't want to get rich, just dont' want to let it go too cheap in my haste to sell just because I need the money so badly. What would a decent market price be to start with to ask for a rifle such as this? Is this some fairly rare variant or a run of the mill pre-ban Colt? I always read about "green label" and such, and I know that this rifle doesn't have the sear block or anything, is that what that means? I have pics as well, just not sure how to post here.
Thanks in advance for any assistance, I want to list this rifle this week. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindest Regards, Stonewall 06