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Value of a Colt HBAR with Colt Scope

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Fergy35, Dec 20, 2006.

  1. Fergy35

    Fergy35 Member

    Dec 16, 2005
    Northern Indiana
    I just saw and add in a local trader type paper for a post ban Colt AR-15 with a Colt made scope. The add is not specific beyond that. I have wanted an AR for quite some time now and this one sounds like a pretty fair deal. I figure even a post ban Colt with a Colt scope on it is worth a closer look.

    I actually have a couple questions;

    1.) I am a little new to "collecting" and as such need a couple pointers on what
    to look for. Basic overall condition from the outside should be something I
    can figure out, but is there anything specific to the AR world that I should
    be looking for (or looking to avoid)?
    2.) Assuming it is at least in pretty good shape, what is something like this
    worth? He's asking $700 for it. I've been considering building one...but if
    one can be had for a decent deal...

    Of course I got his answering machine when I called. It'll probably be gone when I finally get through to him, but I'll keep trying.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Monkeyleg

    Monkeyleg Mentor

    Dec 25, 2002
    Decatur, AL
    Your best bet would be to go over to www.gunbroker.com and do a search for "Colt AR15." Use the Advanced Search option, and select auctions that have ended in the last 90 days. This will give you a good idea of what the rifles are selling for.

    There are a lot of different post-ban Colt AR's, so make sure you're comparing apples to apples.
  3. Flatfender

    Flatfender Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Second star to the right
    If it's all Colt (upper, lower, barrel, bolt & carrier) $700 is a pretty good price. They generally run $750 -$850 without any scope.

    Real Colt scopes (3X & 4X) are semi collectable and go for $150 - $250

    Most likely it's a pre-ban gun if it has a fixed carry handle and the Colt scope was original with the gun.
  4. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 26, 2002

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