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Old 12-11-2004, 05:54 PM
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I have the chance to own a Colt AR Model R6551 pre-ban. How much is this gun worth now that the ban is off? It says "Sporter Target Model" on the receiver and is NIB unfired.
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Old 12-11-2004, 06:25 PM
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$200...$250 tops, I'll do you a favor and take it off you hands
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Old 12-12-2004, 06:35 PM
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Uhhhh no. Someone please tell me where to check on the web.
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Old 12-12-2004, 06:59 PM
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Ok fine, but if someone offered 1.5k I would sell...Some would consider it priceless

sorry did not read NIB that could get you 1k more, It's not offen you get to pop the cherry of a gun like that..
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Old 12-13-2004, 04:26 PM
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too much.
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Old 12-14-2004, 07:28 AM
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Don't know a place on the web but I will look it up in my Gun Guide tonight and post an honest answer tomorrow for you. I know the value is over $1000 for a fact. Is the barrel threaded, flash supresser installed, bayonet lug knowing this will help. The fact that Colt stopped selling to the public will keep the value high even with the term "pre-ban" currently meaning nothing.
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:27 AM
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The R6551 is going to have a threaded barrel with an A2 flash hider but no bayonet lug. Except for a few rare instances, all of the “blue label” Colts had the bayonet lug filed down for “PC” reasons.

I think a NIB R6551 would probably go for about $1000-1300 depending on whether the end user was planning to keep it as a NIB collector’s item or take it out and use it (like I would ).
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Old 12-14-2004, 10:44 AM
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HUNTER74 Thanks for the clarification, I will post a solid price estimate in the morning after I have a chance to read my referances but I think you are in the ballpark.
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Old 12-15-2004, 04:25 AM
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According to The Gun Digest Book of Modern Gun Values 12 Edition (most recent edition) the Colt Sporter Target in perfect condition is worth $1300. Perfect condition is defined as "like new". This is to include the box the rifle is sold in, any company documentation, and all accessories that were shipped with the rifle from the factory. The rifle itself can have NO blemishes, scratches, markings or wear on any surface. Generally the rifle should look new, this does not necessarily mean unfired. Proving that the rifle has never been fired is difficult since almost every manufacturer test fires their arms before shipping them for sale. Completely unfired the rifle may bring a $100 to $200 premium if you or the seller can prove it. The Gun Digest is fairly conservative, but accurate. The rifle went into production in 1991 and has been discontinued, they did not give the year that production stopped. Obviously this rifle will hold a collector's value for years to come if kept in "like new" condition. As an example, if you would use this rifle a few times it would drop the condition down to Excellent, which is described as near new condition, no noticeable wear or markings, bluing is perfect except for extremely light wear at the muzzle or sharp edges. The price would drop to $1000 with no premium. What is the seller asking? Sounds like you have a great chance to obtain a nice collector's piece if you can stand owning a rifle and not firing it. Just remember, that first magazine you fire through that rifle will cost you $300 to $500.
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Old 12-15-2004, 05:06 AM
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AHHH!!! forget collectors value get the darn thing, thats a darn good gun to let go to waste sitting is a box collecting dust. If I had it you bet I would be on the range every weekend with it practicing and go to an occassional service weapon competition. It would drive me nuts having a gun in my safe and not shooting it. for instance I have a Smith Corona 03-A3 in collectors terms the rifle is in original excellent condition and would hold a fat price tag of $1300 to $1500, Ive been told to the right person even more. guess what I put atleast 300 or 400 rounds through it a year and shoot in vinatge military rifle matches with it too.
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