Item Sold. Early Colt "Sporter Rifle Target Model" Model R6551, Serial No. ST0010XX. Original owner also purchased a Colt Sporter Model 6900DC conversion kit in .223 and sold the 6551 upper. The story was that the original owner preferred the heavier barrel. After shooting the rifle once, so the story goes, he put it in the closet until I bought it. The rifle does appear new.
The receiver markings:
SPORTER TARGET MODEL
COLT’S FIREARMS DIVISION
The receiver came from the factory with no sear block.
The barrel markings: CMP 5.56 NATO 1/9 HBAR
20” barrel with flash suppressor and no bayonet lug.
Includes both original boxes, manuals, 2 magazines, cleaning kit, sling,and tags.
I would consider selling the upper and lower separately. My asking price of $1795.00 which includes shipping to your FFL is based on a similar lower posted on 4/2/03 for $1495.00 and a similar upper currently listed on Gunsamerica for $550.00.
For your information, my eBay ID is ejohne1 and my feedback as a seller and buyer is 97 positives and no negatives.