Vietnam era AR-15

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by SheepDog223, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223
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    I've been offered one with ammo for a predetermined price. I'm sure it's the triangle foregrip and the carry handle non removable. Anybody know what to look for? Anybody know values?
     
  2. eldbillbo

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    if its actual Vietnam era then it first should be a Colt Sp1 large front pivot pin slab side or A1 receiver skinny 1/12 barrel slab side lower receiver

    A1 stock A1 hangaurds, flat delta ring , A1 grip , colt markings "C" on barrel receiver carrier bolt marked MP or MPC
     
  3. Bhuntin

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    what do these run?
     
  4. Unka-Boo

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    Realistically: $900-1500 depending on condition and serial # range.

    But all of the "panic pricing" BS will probably move that higher....:(

    "Pre-ban" means NOTHING in this state, FWIW, don't let a buyer make you think it puts a premium on a rifle.

    OTOH, being a Colt SP1, would mean that it is generally worth more than the "average" AR15.
     
  5. rdb241

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    depending on the shape, they can go for $1,2000.00 or better. I have one and kept the old upper, but I built a later upper for it. The early ones did not have a forward assist either. :thumbup:
     
  6. coctailer

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    Colt SP1s 20" rifle is worth $900

    The 16" Carbine is worth $1,100
     
  7. Vstromvoyager

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    Could you mount a modern flat to upper on a weapon this old?
     
  8. coctailer

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    You can with an adapter pin. They are available from Bushmaster and Brownells.

    It would look kinda funny though. The SP1s are slick-sided.
     
  9. OcelotZ3

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    Hmm, perhaps to you. They seem to go for much more on Gunbroker...

    I've got one that is SN ~7000 and I suspect that it is worth more than $900. I know it was last year, before the panic buying.
     
  10. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo
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    if you have a 4 digit serical # such as SP7000 it would be worth much more as it would be pre 70
     
  11. HUAC

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    how much for H&R with a serial number in the 4,000,000 range. I'm not positive but it's probably around '67 to '68?
     
  12. eldbillbo

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    Naw they don't look funny at all but the colors won't match as all new stuff is black and older colt and eagle stuff are gray unless your handy at refinishing or find a rare colt gray flat top off a 6700 or early tactical carbine or extreemly rare original factory gray m4
     
  13. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo
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    do you mean 4000 range

    wait were talking about colts cilvilian models not H&R?
     
  14. HUAC

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    I thought it was vietnam era ARs I appologize.
     
  15. HUAC

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    Awe I get it your talking about AR semi autos only. Imagine if he was offered a GM Hydramatic. Now that would be a steal at $900-$1100.
     
  16. OcelotZ3

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    Yup, 4 digit. And it probably has less than 100 rounds through it.

    We also had a SN 4xxx, ex-Vietnam, full-auto registered "Colt Armalite AR15" in the family, but my dad sold it before he died. :-(
     
  17. gunluvver

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    AR002.jpg

    I built 2, but only the uppers are Colt.
     

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