Info on AR15 SP1

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by ironsight65, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. ironsight65

    ironsight65 New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could give me any info on my Colt AR15. I believe it is an SP1 as the serial number begins with SP. The receiver is marked:
    Colt AR-15 A2, Cal .223, Sporter II

    All the SP1 models I have seen have had the older triangular handguards but this one has the round handguards, at least that is what was on it when I got it. I picked it up at a gun show years ago. Also, this one does not have a forward assist or case deflector. It has the older sights that you have to adjust with the tip of a .223 round. Are these called the A1 sights?

    I have never seen another one like this one and would just like to find out any info anyone might have about it and when it was made. I have a couple of pics but I'm not sure how to post them here. I appreciate any info that can be passed along.

    Thank you!!
  2. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith New Member

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    No, not the SP1. That's the later version.

    What is the serial number, or at least the first 4 or 5 characters?
  3. LIKTOSHOOT

    LIKTOSHOOT Advanced Senior Member

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    Agree, this smells.



    LTS
  4. ironsight65

    ironsight65 New Member

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    Serial # is SP.3054xx Also, the barrel is marked "C MP 5.56 nato 1/7.

    Thanks.
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  5. CountryGunsmith

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    That is an early R6500, before the forward assist was added. I'd say c.1986 or so.

    They are still being offered at around $1250-$1400.
  6. ironsight65

    ironsight65 New Member

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    Thanks for the info Gunsmith :)
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