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    Colt Sporter Lightweight 5.56mm

    I'm looking at a Colt Sporter Lightweight model AR-15 for the next Acquisition. It's Pre-ban 1993 time frame and has maybe 100-200 rounds through it. It's like new.
    Are there any issues with this model that I should be aware of?
    Any special things to look out for?
    Parts that should be replaced with others? Things of that nature.

    It's gonna be a trade deal for an item that I have so no money changing hands. Very cool.

    Any feedback or comments or advice appreciated.

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    I once bought a Colt Match Target HBAR. Worst trigger I've ever come across on any firearm I've owned. Had to replace it with a Gold trigger to make it shoot worth a damn. Inside of the removable carry handle was not ground smooth. Not impressed with Colt. Dry fire it a few times before buying and check for nasty, gritty trigger creep.
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    The trigger was good on this one. Not gritty, good break. They are easy enough to swap out.

    This one is pre-ban has only been test fired. Very clean. No rust in the chamber or bore...

    It's mine now. Price was right...

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    On the receiver does it have SP1 above the serial number? SP1 is the first model released by Colt. It should have a large pivot pin and a small takedown pin. SP1's are now bringing a good price as collectors want one for their collection. I have three SP1's. Carbine, Sporter (GAU) and a old HBAR. Take a good look at the trigger group. People had a tendency to change them out with M-16 trigger groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    On the receiver does it have SP1 above the serial number? SP1 is the first model released by Colt. It should have a large pivot pin and a small takedown pin. SP1's are now bringing a good price as collectors want one for their collection. I have three SP1's. Carbine, Sporter (GAU) and a old HBAR. Take a good look at the trigger group. People had a tendency to change them out with M-16 trigger groups.
    Just SL for the beginning of the serial number so it's just a Sporter Lightweight type. The trigger group is still stock. The rifle has been test fired only. I know the original owner and he made no mods. He has another one which is a CAR so it may be a SP1 type. I'll have to ask him. He's not planning to part with the other one so it may be. By the SN# I believe it's a 1992 make. Which coincides with the year he bought it.

    Thanks for the info.

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