GUN Colt AR-15 1960's era

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Axia, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Axia

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    Whats up everyone,
    I just got this ar-15 SP1
    Its was produced sometime in the late 60's, probably '67 '68, only has a 5 digit serial.

    It is in fairly good condition for this age weapon,
    and I was wondering if anyone knew its value?
    I really don't need it, I inherrited it, and was thinking of selling.
    thanks for any help you can give.

    Max

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  2. SS109

    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    Not worth much now. Maybe $1000 but only if you can find someone who is really interested in it.
    The sights suck, no forward assist, no magazine retaining well. I have one that was made in the early 70's.

    #10750 1968
    #14000 1969
    #15000 1970
    #16000 1971
    #19000 1972
    #24000 1973
    #32000 1974
    #43000 1975

    These are just rough numbers, but they should give you a good idea of what year yours was made.

    Personally I would keep it. It is a lot of fun to shoot and very intimidating to the bad guys.
     
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  3. Axia

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    what is forward assist and what is a retaining well?
    thanks for the help
     
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    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    A forward assist is a button on the side of the rifle. It helps close the bolt if the action is dirty.

    And I misspoke. You SP1 doesn't have a retaining wall around the magazine release. Some people claim they don't need them, but I am always hitting it at the wrong time and dropping the magazine out of the rifle.
     
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    If it were mine, I'd save it and maintain it just because it's historically significant.
     
  6. ShackleMeNot

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    $1200-1500 to a Colt collector. Less to anyone else.

    Before the ban expired you could have gotten $2000 or more from just about anyone.
     
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    Just keep it. It's an interesting rifle, and you don't have to worry about it depreciating.
     
  8. Axia

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    wow, i didn't expect it to be so interesting, thanks for the input everyone... I'll probably be hanging around this thread more often, now that I found it near the bottom of OT!
     
  9. Axia

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    also, can anyone help, or teach me proper maitenance on it?
    I guess I'll keep it around for a bit
     
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