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Old October 15, 2012, 05:48 AM   #1
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Price for this AR-15

Hey all, I may soon have the opportunity to buy a Colt AR-15 A2 Government Model. Some features include: fixed carry handle, thin barrel, 223 chambering, and telescopic stock. Basically, if you do a Google image search of “Colt AR-15 A2 Government Model Target Rifle” the first photo is what I’m talking about.

Assuming the rifle is in good shape, what do you guys think the fair market value would be for such a rifle?
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Old October 15, 2012, 09:01 AM   #2
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i'll bet the chambering is 5.56mm NATO, NOT .223 Rem., look on the barrel for proper ID, the stamping on the lower is NOT the caliber.


i have never seen this model Colt listed as a "Target Rifle", is it stamped as such or is the seller saying it is a "Target Rifle" ??

as for "fair market value", i would say $900.00 to $1,200.00
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Old October 15, 2012, 09:05 AM   #3
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Do you mean this picture?



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Old October 15, 2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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That is the photo I'm referring to. I'm not sure if that's exactly it, but pretty close if not.

BPowderkeg, you're probably right about the chambering. I'll get back to you guys on the exact chambering.
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Old October 15, 2012, 10:54 PM   #5
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For used, $1000-1100 would be fair price. With the election just around the corner, though, it might be a couple hundred more.
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Old October 16, 2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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I agree that the current market would probably put this rifle right at $1k - $1,200. However, while you did not ask, I think that the Colt is highly overrated and you are paying several hundred dollars of that 1K for the Colt name alone.

Here in Georgia I am seeing quality factory built AR15/CAR15 clones starting at about $850. Within the past month I purchased a NIB Bushmaster CAR style AR15 for $850.
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Old October 17, 2012, 05:09 AM   #7
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Rob, I don't disagree with you about Colt's hype, but I may have the opportunity to pick it up for less than fair market value.

I don't have a price on it yet, nor do I know for sure if I will be offered the gun. You guys were right. It's a 5.56 barrel with a 1:7 twist.

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