AR-15 Value

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by garryh, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. garryh

    garryh Member

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    I have the opportunity to buy a a Colt AR-15, serial number is just under 1800. It's in perfect condition, under 1000 rounds through it. What's a rifle like this worth?
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    What model Colt? Its very hard to say. You can get a new one for under a grand, so unless your a collector of rare ones, I need more info.
     
  3. Silverback7

    Silverback7 Well-Known Member

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    Is there something special about it...what do you plan to do with it. What is the book value what isits shape....etc.etc...
     
  4. garryh

    garryh Member

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    I'll have to get the exact model. Other than being a very low serial number and being in perfect condition there is nothing special about it. I'll continue to keep it in a safe.
     
  5. LouBoyd

    LouBoyd Well-Known Member

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    A picture is worth 1000 words or more in this case. What's "special" can be subtle to collectors.

    I don't know of any early Colt AR-15s with just a 4 digit serial number. If it's marked SP018xx then it was made in 1964 and would be a collectors item as only about 2500 were made that year. Does the lower have a factory name engraved? AR-15s of that vintage didn't have forward assist buttons.

    You might also ask the same question (with photos) on AR15.Com - Your Firearm Resource. (AR-15, AR-10, M4 Carbine, M16, H&K, SIG, FNH, FAL, AK-47, 50 Cal, M1/M1A, Handgun, Pistol, Training, Hunting, and More!) where there are some knowledgeable collectors.

    Value? More than you could buy a new one for if it's in excellent condition.
     
  6. garryh

    garryh Member

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    It's an SP1. I'll have to dig up some pics, we were shooting it this past summer.
     
  7. FAL Shot

    FAL Shot Well-Known Member

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    The least I sold an AR-15 for was $650 (Olympic standard) and the most was $1000 with a cheap scope and mount and detachable handle sight (Colt flat top). All were in great shape.