Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3557: Colt AR 15-Rifle 223

Auction Date: September 11, 2016

Excellent Very Early Production (Curio & Relic) Colt AR-15 Model SP-1 Semi-Automatic Rifle, Serial Number "SP01604", with Extra Magazine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Excellent Very Early Production (Curio & Relic) Colt AR-15 Model SP-1 Semi-Automatic Rifle, Serial Number "SP01604", with Extra Magazine

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: AR 15-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 223
Barrel: 19 inch round
Finish: black
Grip:
Stock: plastic
Item Views: 1462
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 219
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1964, ahead of the BATFE's rolling 50-year definition of a Curio and Relic Long gun, with a proper arrangement of early AR-15/M16 features. A prime example of the Colt AR-15 SP-1 Rifle, the importance of these early AR-15s to the development of both military and civilian rifles in the late 20th and early 21st centuries can not be overstated. 3-prong flash hider and a bayonet lug on the "s 12" marked barrel, with an elevation adjustable post front sight on the gas port assembly and a 2-leaf windage adjustable rear sight. The AR-15 nomenclature and Rampant Colt logo are present on the lower receiver, and the upper receiver is properly without a casing deflector or forward assist. The bolt carrier is properly devoid of serrations for the assist, with a chromed bolt head and a two-piece recoil buffer. Fitted with a vented triangular handguard, checkered pistol grip and a fixed buttstock with a rubber buttplate and no storage compartment. Included with the rifle is a black canvas sling and two Colt 20-round magazines.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 95% of the original matte black finish, showing a few light scuffs and handling marks overall, with the stock in similar condition. Mechanically excellent.



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