Colt AR15


September 18, 2004, 03:13 PM
I have the chance to pick-up a Colt AR15 model #6551 it is NIB. The problem is I don't know anything about this gun. Any help or info would help me make my decision. Thanks for the help!

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September 18, 2004, 03:34 PM
Is it the original SP series with the triangle handguard or an A-2? What price is own it? Byron

September 18, 2004, 03:55 PM
Byron, I'm not sure which style it is:confused: I am looking at doing a trade for some work, so I will only have about $600 in the deal.

September 18, 2004, 04:17 PM
Others will know more about specific models, but I think ANY Colt AR is worth $600 or more.

IIRC, the new models are in the $700-$1000 range. Older models were worth more before the ban, not sure what they are worth now.

September 18, 2004, 07:26 PM
If you are satisfied that it is in the stated condition... Any Colt NIB is worth at least $600. The other way to look at it is: You work X number of hours for $600. If you were to take your pay in cash, taxes and other deductions reduce your actual pay to say $450. No way could you buy a Colt for $450. Look over the rifle. If you want it, do the job and GET THE RIFLE!!!!!

Did I mention that I think you should get the Rifle?:D

September 18, 2004, 07:32 PM
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September 18, 2004, 10:20 PM
thanks for all the help! I know the price part seems like a great bargain, but what about the gun itself, any info on it or do you know of a website to find out somethings about this gun?

September 18, 2004, 10:39 PM
A quick check of a search engine revealed this page. I am sure you could find more:

September 19, 2004, 10:39 PM
Thanks 444!!

September 20, 2004, 01:15 AM
The 6551 was one of either two models. Preban was the ST 6551(Sporter Target) and the 1994 postban MT 6551 (Match Target). The Sporter was a 20" barrel in government profile(light under the handguards)--not an H-BAR--. It had an A2 flash hider, but the bayonet lug was removed.
The Match Target was the same 20" government profile barrel without the flash hider and bayonet lug.
The older Sporter barrel was chrome lined bore and chamber. The MT barrel was chrome lined bore and chamber up until 1999, then Colt eliminated the chrome bore and had chamber only chromed.
Both rifles have the 1/7 twist rate and are chambered for 5.56 NATO.

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