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#1 OFFLINE   jchtrh

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Posted Apr. 06 2008 - 02:00 PM

Forgive my ignorance, but I was curious if anyone knew of the value and/or history of the Colt A2 Sporter II. I just picked up one less the stock and a couple springs, detents and pins for $240. It is in fair condition, no abuse to it, but it looks like it's been sitting around collecting dust. I'm tryig to figure out if I should just complete the rifle our use it for parts. I originally bought it for the lower, but I don't want to separate a collectors piece.

Any help will be grateful! Thanks!


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Posted Apr. 06 2008 - 02:09 PM

I just realized I posted in the wrong area! Anyone know how to delete and report or just move the post?


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Posted Apr. 06 2008 - 02:13 PM

A mod will be along soon and can move it to the AR section. No worries.

But riddle me this.... do you know what the mfg date is on it??

If its pre-ban I may be interested in taking it off your hands and of course making it worthwhile for you.


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Posted Apr. 06 2008 - 02:21 PM

A mod will be along soon and can move it to the AR section. No worries.

But riddle me this.... do you know what the mfg date is on it??

If its pre-ban I may be interested in taking it off your hands and of course making it worthwhile for you.


I believe it is a pre-ban, it has the muzzle brake/flash hider. Do you know where I could find the manufacture date with the serial number? I'm still unsure as to what to do with it, but I will keep your offer in mind.


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Posted Apr. 06 2008 - 03:07 PM

I believe it is a pre-ban, it has the muzzle brake/flash hider. Do you know where I could find the manufacture date with the serial number? I'm still unsure as to what to do with it, but I will keep your offer in mind.



Check here - http://www.biggerham...ar15serial.html

If it is indeed pre-ban, it could be worth some decent money.

I am in NY, so pre-ban lowers are hard to come by. I may be very interested if you are interested in selling/trading it.

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Posted Apr. 06 2008 - 03:18 PM

Check here - http://www.biggerham...ar15serial.html

If it is indeed pre-ban, it could be worth some decent money.

I am in NY, so pre-ban lowers are hard to come by. I may be very interested if you are interested in selling/trading it.

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Tim,

Looks like it was manufactured in 1974, so it is a pre-ban.

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Posted Apr. 06 2008 - 05:04 PM

I may be interested in taking it off your hands then if I can scrounge the funds....

Any chance I can get a couple of pics?


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Posted Apr. 06 2008 - 05:28 PM

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Posted Apr. 07 2008 - 12:59 AM

I may be interested in taking it off your hands then if I can scrounge the funds....

Any chance I can get a couple of pics?


I'll get some pictures posted soon. I'm pretty busy with work this week. Just curious, about how much do these generally sell for?


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Posted Apr. 07 2008 - 01:31 AM

depends on condition.

In a ban state like NY, a nice Colt pre-ban will go for around 1K or more.

While I would love to get another pre-ban, I don't have the money right now for that.

If you just wanted to replace/sell the lower alone, then I may try and scrounge the funds.


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Posted Apr. 07 2008 - 02:05 PM

depends on condition.

In a ban state like NY, a nice Colt pre-ban will go for around 1K or more.

While I would love to get another pre-ban, I don't have the money right now for that.

If you just wanted to replace/sell the lower alone, then I may try and scrounge the funds.


I bought the gun for the lower and I am still looking for another lower. I am in need of one more lower, but if I got rid of this this one, I would need 2. Do you have 2 lowers that you would be will to part with for this? I'll post pictures of the lower later tonight. Just something to think about.


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Posted Apr. 07 2008 - 09:34 PM

I bought the gun for the lower and I am still looking for another lower. I am in need of one more lower, but if I got rid of this this one, I would need 2. Do you have 2 lowers that you would be will to part with for this? I'll post pictures of the lower later tonight. Just something to think about.

Very possibly.

I have a brand new Double Star lower sitting in the safe, just bought it last week.

I could scrounge another one from the local shop, or work a lower + cash(enough to get another lower) deal.

I look forward to the pics.

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Posted Apr. 08 2008 - 12:02 PM

Tim,

Looks like it was manufactured in 1974, so it is a pre-ban.


There's no way it's a 1974. Colt only produced SP1 AR's back then. The military didn't get the A2's until the 80's. (trying to be a help, not an ass-hole)



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Posted Apr. 08 2008 - 12:26 PM

There's no way it's a 1974. Colt only produced SP1 AR's back then. The military didn't get the A2's until the 80's. (trying to be a help, not an ass-hole)
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someone could have replaced the upper. He said the stock is missing.

Lets see the pics, see how the side is marked etc...


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Posted Apr. 08 2008 - 02:36 PM

There's no way it's a 1974. Colt only produced SP1 AR's back then. The military didn't get the A2's until the 80's. (trying to be a help, not an ass-hole)
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I'm just going off the link posted earlier in the thread. The whole reason for me asking about this gun is to find out more. Do you know where I could find the accurate information? The upper was not replaced. It just looked like they took the stock off for some reason and lost the rear take-down pin because the stock was off and they they started to lose all the springs and detents that were not held in place. I just got the replacement parts from midway usa and shot it yesterday, it worked just fine. I was busy with work all day yesterday and today, I will post the pics soon. Besides, all of that, I still think it is a pre-ban.

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Posted Apr. 08 2008 - 07:55 PM

Can you give us what's written on the left side of the receiver? Just put an "x" where the last two or three numbers of the serial are.



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Posted Apr. 09 2008 - 03:10 AM

It says:

Colt AR-15 A2
CAL .223
Sporter II
SER SP 3373**


How do you post the pictures? I have them on my computer and it asks for a URL????


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Posted Apr. 09 2008 - 03:16 AM

It says:

Colt AR-15 A2
CAL .223
Sporter II
SER SP 3373**
How do you post the pictures? I have them on my computer and it asks for a URL????


Guess that didn't work!

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Posted Apr. 09 2008 - 10:57 AM

set up a quick account with photobucket.com

then you can upload the images to your album there, then its as simple as copying the text from the "IMG" box under the pic and pasting it in a post here.

Or you can email me the pics at Captainbarrred@gmail.com and I can throw them up for you.


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Posted Apr. 09 2008 - 01:11 PM

According to what I can find those were released in 1985. But going by your serial number it's a 1974 model. I think what it is is that yours has SER in front of SP. The SP1's only had SP with no SER in front of it. Most likely it's a mid 1980's A2.



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