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Old 05-16-2014, 11:05 PM   #1
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I need a bit more info on this rifle. Im busy buying it and the only thing i know is that it is a Colt AR15. Can you guys please assist me or let me know where i can find out and do research.

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Old 05-17-2014, 03:19 AM   #2
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Looks old school to me. triangular handguard and A1 (I think) sights.


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yeah definitely an A1 style. This means this is the first model that was made for the military. Pics of the other side would be great. Price wise, IDK really. I would think no more than $800-1000 unless there was something special about it like low serial number

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Hi thank you

I got it for R 2 500 so its about $200. Ill go see what i can get to read about this. Ill probably wait about 3 - 6 months for the license to be on my name.

Do you guys know of any extras i can put on this rifle?


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Hi fa35jsf
Here is a photo of the other sideimageuploadedbyfirearms-talk1400318350.883341.jpg of this rifle.


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It's sort of modular. I had a beast of a

time finding an all-original Colt A2.

All everybody had was the M4/CAR-15

style for the longest time. They are very easy to find.

If I were you, I'd consider leaving your Colt all

original. You got to it for 200 $? Nice.

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It's sort of modular. I had a beast of a

time finding an all-original Colt A2.

All everybody had was the M4/CAR-15

style for the longest time. They are very easy to find.

If I were you, I'd consider leaving your Colt all

original. You got to it for 200 $? Nice.
I agree. If it is truely all Colt, meaning somebody didn't just build it from a mixed bag of parts, then leave it all original. Yours appears to be all original based on your pictures. I would be interested to know how old it is because some of the very low serial numbered colts can go for 2-5 thousand dollars.

Now if you are dead set on adding accessories then you can remove the front handguards and replace them with something like a quad rail that you can then mount a flashlight, laser, or whatever you heart desires. BUT SAVE THE ORIGINAL HANDGUARD!
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It looks like it may never have been fired and only dropped once. Definitely a collector's item.

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It looks like it may never have been fired and only dropped once. Definitely a collector's item.
Are you saying it's French surplus?
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I am not wanting to "rain on your parade", yet I notice from your pictures that the serial number area is not coated, I could be wrong, but after being in and out of the Army since 1983, I've never seen that particular detail until the last few years. Again, I would check the serial against the Colt website for date of Manufacture.

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