This is a Colt AR-15 Model SP1 chambered in 223 REM. (5.56mm) caliber. The SP-1 is the original Colt paramilitary configuration without a forward bolt assist. This SP1 is a Pre-Ban gun with a bayonet lug, caged flash suppressor and two-position collapsible stock. These AR-15 style guns were manufactured between 1963 and 1984. We were unable to determine the exact year this SP1 was manufactured, but the owner manual that comes with the gun is dated 1979, which puts the gun at '79 or a bit later.
The chrome lined barrel measures just over 17" out the end of the caged flash suppressor. The bore is in excellent condition with crisp rifling. The internals of the gun are also in excellent condition. There is an A-2 upper (non-removable carry handle) on the gun. The receiver is parkerized. There are some handling marks on the gun with the sides of the receiver and the barrel having a few scratches. There's also a small nick in the right-side of the carry handle at the rear where it appears that something hit the handle (see photos). Otherwise, the appearance of the gun is good. There are no cracks in the synthetic hand-guard, pistol grip or buttstock.
Both the front and rear sights are adjustable. The front sight is adjustable for elevation only, the rear sight is adjustable for windage only. The gun comes with it's original cardboard box, instruction manual, field cleaning rod, two bore brushes, nylon sling and two Colt 20 round magazines. The cardboard box is a bit beat-up with the bottom having a large tear and a hole with the sides being crumpled-up. There's also some staining on the bottom of the box and the ends are tattered, but it is the original box for the gun with the serial number written on the side. The edges of the instruction manual are slightly creased, otherwise it's in good condition with no rips or tears. The field cleaning rod, bore brushes and nylon sling are all still in their original plastic packaging (see photos).
Overall the gun is in excellent condition mechanically and very good to excellent in appearance. Serial #SP103019. STK. #13482.
Here's a nice original Pre-Ban Colt from back in the day. If you are looking for an AR-15 style rifle, this SP-1 would be the one! Don't miss out you never know when you will see another with it's original box and accessories.
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