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Colt SP1

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Nova guy, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Nova guy

    Nova guy salem OR Member

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    I was looking at a older Colt SP1.Decent shape is $850.00 be a good price?I know it is hard to say with out seeing the gun.Just checking to see if anyone feels that is a fair price or to much.Thanks for any advice
     
  2. andy*

    andy* Everson Wa Member

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    Saw one this weekend for $800 at a gunshow. So sounds like it could be an alright price. At one time I owned a SP1 it was a fun rifle to shoot. Only reason I traded it was 'cause I carried one like it for few years in the Army. Andy
     
  3. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    A true SP1 has the A1 upper without the forward assist, and the triangle forearm. The SP1 was the first semi auto civilian version of the military Colt M16, that was offered to the public. A true SP1 that is in the correct configuration is worth a lot more than $850.00. I have had my SP1 for about 20 years now. I will not part with it. When I was in the Navy Reserves I used that gun to qualify for my expert marksman ribbon. My Sp1 out shot the military issued rifles that everybody else had. They should also have the 1 in 9 barrel twist and are marked CMP. Colt Military Product.
     
  4. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Corvallis Active Member

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    I don't think the last part is true. I have an early SP1, SN ~7000, and there isn't any "CMP" mark anywhere.
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    SP1s had a 1-12 twist and CMP means Colt Magnetic Particle Tested.

    They range in value from $700-$1800 depending on rarity,Carbine, etc

    Most will be in the $900 range.
     
  6. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Yours should have the number 12 about 1" behind the flash hider.