Colt SP1 Pre-Ban AR-15 Sporter

Sold For $1,750.00
Manufacturer: Colt
Model: SP1 Pre-Ban AR-15 Sporter
Caliber: .223 Rem
Barrel: 20.5″
Bore Condition: Good
This rifle was manufactured in 1978 and includes the original Colt 3×20 rifle scope along with a black nylon sling. The Colt SP1 shown here is one of the earliest available AR-15 rifles offered to the general public on a wide scale. Colt took two directions in marketing this rifle: As this was an era where gun ownership was typically equated with hunting, the rifle was marketed to private citizens as a lightweight, space age sporting arm. It’s construction and appearance were indicative of the future and its featherweight status was supposed to appeal to campers and hunters. For law enforcement, it was marketed as an accurate, handy, powerful and light recoiling carbine. Colt sales reps would even place the stock to their chin and fire off an entire magazine in front of police officers to demonstrate the light recoil.