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Couple of value questions

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by jwxspoon, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. jwxspoon

    jwxspoon Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    I have an opportunity to pick up a Colt CAR-15 for $1000. Late 70's or early 80's production. 85-90% condition. My AR's are much newer and are not Colts, which I would assume are more valuable. Any ideas?

    I DID pick up the M14A - a Federal Ordnance model with hinged buttplate. Looks to be primarily USGI parts and appears to be very good quality. Fed Ord serial number is 1033 which should put this in the category of those assembled from Israeli USGI M14's. Any ideas on value?

    Many thanks,

  2. Wildfire

    Wildfire Participating Member

    Nov 2, 2007

    Hey There;
    A lot of this depends on exactly what you are looking at.
    If the Lower is stamped AR-15 it is a pre ban rifle. And made before 1989.
    After 1989 none of the receivers are stamped with "AR-15" on them.

    Some pre ban guns can and do hold to a higher value then post ban guns.
    Most of the shorties are not that high in the value dept. But may be very sound and good shooters.

    I know this is not much of an answer , but it is hard to say because there were quite a few models made. Knowing a little more about it can help you find a value. 1000.00 is likely not a bad price but not a steal.

    All or most of the pre ban guns lost about 10% of their higher value after the ban was terminated. BUT,,,,, I would assume that will change in the near future. They may regain that same value back and may even go up some more.

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