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Pre-Ban Colt AR-15

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Kaerous, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Kaerous

    Kaerous

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    I have a line on a pre-ban Colt AR NIB through my father-in-law. What sort of concerns should I have about buying this? I really like the 6920 (it being a blank slate, well made, and I can put all of the add on's I like on it). Will a model like this give me the flexibility to add sights, etc? Or will I need to have modifications done?

    Also, how much should something like this cost?
     
  2. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

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    Pre-Ban 20in A2 style should run about 900 to 1100 depends on location and condition. In todays crazy market more would not surprise me.

    Mine has a regular handle (non-removable) and full stock, and I put a traditional colt scope 4x20 on it. Very accurate and has a see-thru base for irons.

    Great gun, no mods needed. If it has a high round count you you will need a new barrel someday. Not cheap now. Paid too much for mine, but it is really colt, so it is a premium cost item (because of demand).

    Check all the major parts (receiver, barrel, hand guards, lower, front site and rear) for roll marks. Should be C or CM to be a real Colt. I bought a "Colt SP1" recently for $700 that had a bubba barrel, but everything else was original colt. New barrel was $150 two months ago, more now. Got it before the rush cheap. Worth $1000 to 1200 now.

    Other here know much more than me. I would be interested in what they say.
     

  3. 4Rules

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    If you want a 6920, buy a 6920.
     
  4. Cadcom

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    6920 and don't look back. Great shooter.
     
  5. Kaerous

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    Ok. Was just looking to see if this could be a cheaper option. Seems to me the savings (if any) don't justify the sacrifices.

    Thanks for the help fella's!
     
  6. zhix

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    I really don't see the appeal of 'pre ban' Colts now that most of us can just go get a brand new one at Walmart, without the inflated price, non spec pins and cut off bolt carriers.
     
  7. Glockdude1

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    :agree:
     
  8. Darkangel1846

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    Pre bans are a part of history.....the 1/7 twist + the 20 inch barrel makes for an outstandingly accurate rifle.. The one negative is mounting the scope on the carry handle, gives it a very high profile, but still very accurate. If you can find one for $1200.00 bucks it would be a good buy as they run much higher in different areas of the country and now all AR will carry at least a 20% premium. Most are into the 16 inch barrel carbines with mulp rails,gadgits and removable handles. None are as accurate as that 20 inch 1/7 twist though. So ask yourself just what you really want and move towards that end.
     
  9. zhix

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    I like my 20" 1/7 Bravo Co. A4 upper but I didn't pay anywhere near $1200-$1700, instead I assembled a lower with an A2 stock and had less than $750 in the whole rifle.

    Now if Colt would make a semi-auto 20" A2 available (with a threaded barrel, actual flash supressor, bayonet lug, and spec size pins) I would probably buy one.
     
  10. *ASH*

    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

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    there is some colts on armlists with restricted use for gov and le markings stamped on them for bout 1,200 bucks in my area
     
  11. glock031

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    They are making a Colt AR15A4 in 2013

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoThHQIGkqY&feature=channel&list=UL"]Gallery of Guns Sneak Peek-Colt 2013 New Products - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  12. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    I have one (6500), A2 upper, 20" barrel, 1/7" twist. Very accurate. Weighs a bit (8 lb) and the only adjustable stock you can install is the Magpul UBR (~$250).

    Here is mine:

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    I like mine. I would also very much like to get a BCM 16" Mid Length, Light Weight rifle. I would equip it with all Magpul MOE furniture like this one. Unfortunately BCM is really backed up.

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  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Old school rules......no scope needed.

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  14. bmoore

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    No waffle mags???

    :supergrin:
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    :crying: nope...........
     
  17. kirgi08

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    Showoff.'08. :miff:


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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Sorry..........:embarassed:
     
  19. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    No yer not,you got a nice rifle.

    The pistol Chuck did makes me :drool:

    Blowing off steam Greg,CJ really messed me up.'08.
     
  20. ScottieG59

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    Some people get into the ban markings (military and police only) that were applied during the ban. The pre-ban stuff sat a while in some cases and were sold after the ban expired.

    I think they are all fine and I would get the one with the best deal for what you want.