Yes, Colt still asks a lot, but I see fewer and fewer sell. Unless they’re department guns, I see almost no new Colts at classes anymore. The last 3 classes I’ve been to I’ve seen more Noveske, BCM, and PSA rifles than I have Colt.Can't find a nib 6920 in stock for under a grand.
The Smith and ruger? Still $500
99% of the funstores around me have stopped carrying Colts unless you special order one, because the PSA’s, Smith’s and Ruger’s out sell them 20-30 to 1.
You can certainly ask more because they’re not going to be available. But the problem is, Colt AR-15’s and their premium prices just aren’t super desirable anymore. Unless someone just has to have the prancing pony roll mark. A BCM, Larue, or Noveske is a better gun in the same price range.