Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Value of a Colt HBAR with Colt Scope

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

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Fergy35

    Fergy35 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    255
    Location:
    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 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2002
    Messages:
    5,058
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    457
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    14,613
    Location:
    Texas
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page