What is this rifle worth?


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357_
January 9, 2011, 11:42 PM
I am in possession of a Colt AR15 SP1. It is in mint condition. I was curious what something like this is worth? I could never part with it, but I would like to take an insurance policy out on my guns and this is the only one I consider to be "exotic" in that you will most likely not find another like it in good condition.

The serial number I believe is from 1964. I understand they made SP 00101-02500 in '64 and mine falls in that range. If you need any further details feel free to ask, I'll get some pics up shortly.

Edit: I should clarify, it is actually my wife's rifle. She inherited it when her father passed. I'm just hoping she'll let me shoot it a few times!


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357_
January 10, 2011, 12:37 AM
Pics are up.

357_
January 10, 2011, 06:13 PM
Anybody know anything about the value of these? I assumed because it was older it would hold some value, but if not that's fine to. Would love to know either way.

TexasRifleman
January 10, 2011, 06:16 PM
I don't know a price off the top of my head, but they are desirable for folks owning Registered Lightning Links I do know that.

The RLL was designed to work in the SP1's and they are the easiest rifle to get the RLL timed correctly in.

Sorry I can't offer much more than that, but the machine gun guys like them for that reason.

Roadkill
January 10, 2011, 06:19 PM
$900 - $1200, depending on collector interest. Problem with AR variants is they are still making them just like they did 40 years ago. It wouldn't be an original but I could build the same gun for $650 -$700 today with used parts or buy a new one for $800 - $900. Its not like a Garand where none are being made anymore. Colts do cost a bit more though. These folks are the ones to ask http://www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=3&f=118

Birddog1911
January 10, 2011, 06:36 PM
Definately check at AR15.com. I suspect that is worth more than $1200; what a nice rifle you have!

357_
January 10, 2011, 06:36 PM
Thanks for the replies, we'll probably hold onto it and hope someday they stop making the blasted things! Haha, actually it makes me feel much better that it isn't worth that much. Now I can talk her into letting us use it, which I'm sure her father as a Korean War vet and U.S. Marshall would insist that we did.

I still can't get over the feeling of finding it in the back of a storage unit when we helped her mother move, what a shock to see that. And I did put 30 rounds down it, was remarkably accurate and a blast to shoot. Almost makes me want to build one like I used a few years ago in the Army.

357_
January 10, 2011, 06:40 PM
Definately check at AR15.com. I suspect that is worth more than $1200; what a nice rifle you have!

If it would let me register I would, just tried and it says I need a real e-mail address, Gmail doesn't cut it. Now if I can dig out the roadrunner account info ...

357_
January 11, 2011, 12:05 AM
Is anybody able to link this to ar15.com and ask them for some info? I can't create an account there.

Thanks if you can.

RonE
January 11, 2011, 12:37 AM
I just sold one that looks just like yours, I believe it was a 1967 SP1 and it had the Colt scope and the book that came with the rifle. It had never been shot. I sold it for $1,200. If I had had the original box, it would have been worth perhaps $1,500 or more.

RonE
January 11, 2011, 12:42 AM
357 wrote:
"Is anybody able to link this to ar15.com and ask them for some info? I can't create an account there.

Thanks if you can."

You might try registering through this site: www.jobrelatedstuff.com which used to be a backdoor to bypass computer programs that "blocked" AR15.com

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