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Kaerous
11-22-2012, 16:11
I have a line on a pre-ban Colt AR NIB through my father-in-law. What sort of concerns should I have about buying this? I really like the 6920 (it being a blank slate, well made, and I can put all of the add on's I like on it). Will a model like this give me the flexibility to add sights, etc? Or will I need to have modifications done?

Also, how much should something like this cost?

JimBianchi
11-22-2012, 16:46
Pre-Ban 20in A2 style should run about 900 to 1100 depends on location and condition. In todays crazy market more would not surprise me.

Mine has a regular handle (non-removable) and full stock, and I put a traditional colt scope 4x20 on it. Very accurate and has a see-thru base for irons.

Great gun, no mods needed. If it has a high round count you you will need a new barrel someday. Not cheap now. Paid too much for mine, but it is really colt, so it is a premium cost item (because of demand).

Check all the major parts (receiver, barrel, hand guards, lower, front site and rear) for roll marks. Should be C or CM to be a real Colt. I bought a "Colt SP1" recently for $700 that had a bubba barrel, but everything else was original colt. New barrel was $150 two months ago, more now. Got it before the rush cheap. Worth $1000 to 1200 now.

Other here know much more than me. I would be interested in what they say.

4Rules
11-22-2012, 18:59
If you want a 6920, buy a 6920.

Cadcom
11-22-2012, 22:03
6920 and don't look back. Great shooter.

Kaerous
11-23-2012, 09:22
Ok. Was just looking to see if this could be a cheaper option. Seems to me the savings (if any) don't justify the sacrifices.

Thanks for the help fella's!

zhix
11-23-2012, 10:42
I really don't see the appeal of 'pre ban' Colts now that most of us can just go get a brand new one at Walmart, without the inflated price, non spec pins and cut off bolt carriers.

Glockdude1
11-23-2012, 10:46
I really don't see the appeal of 'pre ban' Colts now that most of us can just go get a brand new one at Walmart, without the inflated price, non spec pins and cut off bolt carriers.

:agree:

Darkangel1846
11-23-2012, 11:20
Pre bans are a part of history.....the 1/7 twist + the 20 inch barrel makes for an outstandingly accurate rifle.. The one negative is mounting the scope on the carry handle, gives it a very high profile, but still very accurate. If you can find one for $1200.00 bucks it would be a good buy as they run much higher in different areas of the country and now all AR will carry at least a 20% premium. Most are into the 16 inch barrel carbines with mulp rails,gadgits and removable handles. None are as accurate as that 20 inch 1/7 twist though. So ask yourself just what you really want and move towards that end.

zhix
11-23-2012, 20:50
I like my 20" 1/7 Bravo Co. A4 upper but I didn't pay anywhere near $1200-$1700, instead I assembled a lower with an A2 stock and had less than $750 in the whole rifle.

Now if Colt would make a semi-auto 20" A2 available (with a threaded barrel, actual flash supressor, bayonet lug, and spec size pins) I would probably buy one.

*ASH*
11-25-2012, 13:25
there is some colts on armlists with restricted use for gov and le markings stamped on them for bout 1,200 bucks in my area

glock031
11-25-2012, 13:50
I like my 20" 1/7 Bravo Co. A4 upper but I didn't pay anywhere near $1200-$1700, instead I assembled a lower with an A2 stock and had less than $750 in the whole rifle.

Now if Colt would make a semi-auto 20" A2 available (with a threaded barrel, actual flash supressor, bayonet lug, and spec size pins) I would probably buy one.

They are making a Colt AR15A4 in 2013

Gallery of Guns Sneak Peek-Colt 2013 New Products - YouTube

Haldor
11-25-2012, 14:18
I have one (6500), A2 upper, 20" barrel, 1/7" twist. Very accurate. Weighs a bit (8 lb) and the only adjustable stock you can install is the Magpul UBR (~$250).

Here is mine:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh168/HaldorPhil/Guns/P1010417.jpg

I like mine. I would also very much like to get a BCM 16" Mid Length, Light Weight rifle. I would equip it with all Magpul MOE furniture like this one. Unfortunately BCM is really backed up.

http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u216/JW1069/BCM/IMG_2975.jpg

faawrenchbndr
11-25-2012, 18:58
Old school rules......no scope needed.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Colt%20Sporter%20carbine/dfc9e3eb.jpg

bmoore
11-25-2012, 19:26
Word...

Glockdude1
11-26-2012, 06:22
Old school rules......no scope needed.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Colt%20Sporter%20carbine/dfc9e3eb.jpg

No waffle mags???

:supergrin:

faawrenchbndr
11-26-2012, 09:07
No waffle mags???

:supergrin:

:crying: nope...........

kirgi08
11-26-2012, 10:02
Old school rules......no scope needed.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/Colt%20Sporter%20carbine/dfc9e3eb.jpg

Showoff.'08. :miff:


:tongueout:

faawrenchbndr
11-26-2012, 10:45
Sorry..........:embarassed:

kirgi08
11-26-2012, 11:59
No yer not,you got a nice rifle.

The pistol Chuck did makes me :drool:

Blowing off steam Greg,CJ really messed me up.'08.

ScottieG59
11-26-2012, 12:28
Some people get into the ban markings (military and police only) that were applied during the ban. The pre-ban stuff sat a while in some cases and were sold after the ban expired.

I think they are all fine and I would get the one with the best deal for what you want.

fnfalman
11-26-2012, 12:31
Pre-ban Colts are like pre-ban anything else. They command a premium because there aren't any new ones made like that any more.

For shooters who just wanted a Colt something, then buy a current model. For those who wanted an older Pony for collectibility, then that's where the price comes in.

faawrenchbndr
11-26-2012, 13:14
No yer not,you got a nice rifle.

The pistol Chuck did makes me :drool:

Blowing off steam Greg,CJ really messed me up.'08.

Thanks Brother...........all are shooters! No safe queens in this house!

Yes, The loss of CJ, and the way I think we lost him has me very
lost. I've has three good friends pass in the last five years or so,
two others survived heart attacks.

bmoore
11-26-2012, 13:16
:crying: nope...........

Middle of the page

http://www.nodakspud.com/AR%20Lowers.htm

kirgi08
11-26-2012, 13:22
Caught that Greg.'08.

Kaerous
11-26-2012, 19:07
I know it's a fine rifle, but I have no idea what I want to do with (if anything). I'll go with a 6920 and not restrict myself if I find I want something fancy.

Thanks for the help gentlemen.


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faawrenchbndr
11-27-2012, 06:15
A pre-ban will hold it's value. The receiver can easily be changed.
AR's are the Legos of the gun world. If you can get a good deal on it,
get the pre-ban, configure how you like it & keep all the parts removed.

fnfalman
11-28-2012, 16:51
A pre-ban will hold it's value. The receiver can easily be changed.
AR's are the Legos of the gun world. If you can get a good deal on it,
get the pre-ban, configure how you like it & keep all the parts removed.

I thought that the pre-ban Colts with the screwed in front pin was a pain in the ass to swap upper receivers out because specifically of the pin issue?

faawrenchbndr
11-28-2012, 17:11
Thought a bit wrong,.........just need a small $8 adapter. :cool:

concretefuzzynuts
11-28-2012, 17:19
I would say get it. If you're buying it from family it has the advantage of no paper trail.