Colt sp1

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  1. DwnRange

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    It's 38.8" in length, from the specs given at this link here reviewing the actual Colt M16A1 reissue done by Gun Digest (Dec 6th, 2016):
    https://gundigest.com/more/classic-guns/first-look-colt-m16a1-reissue
    Price and nice pics in link.

    PS - you'll notice there in the link that this is not actually the 601 SP1 variant with the slab-sided lower, (as it has ridges/fencing around the mag release button) but the length is correct.
     


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  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    My bad, I wasn't criticizing, merely commenting.
     
  3. Inspector43

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    I have a Colt SP1. A great shooter that doesn't jam on me. Mine is original and doesn't have the Forward Assist.
     
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  4. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

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    Saw it again
    I just can’t buy it

    Makes me mad to spend that on one I can build.
     
  5. topduarte

    topduarte Active Member

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    Same here. I paid $1200 for mine a few months ago
     
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  6. diesel1959

    diesel1959 por vida Lifetime Member

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    SP1 with a forward assist? Heresy!
     
  7. craigntx

    craigntx Active Member

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    Get an a4 for a grand
     
  8. DwnRange

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    The XM16E1 model 603 was the first Colt produced and it had the forward assist.

    The 601 and 602 models were produced under the ArmaLite label and if you'll check the title it says "Colt" SP1.

    ps - the Colt "upper" in my pictures was sold by CDNN way back and labeled Colt SP1 upper complete when purchased. Besides, I did not hide the fact that it is a faux SP1.
     
  9. Inspector43

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    You got a good deal on that. I paid the same, but it was a few years back. Other than full auto it was identical to the ones they were starting to issue when I was in the USAF back in the 60's.
     
  10. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 Well-Known

    SP-1 vs. MP5

    Apples and oranges. Both classic quality.

    The SP-1 is like a vintage Ford Mustang.
    The MP5 is like an old Porche 911.

    They are both great.

    They are utterly dissimilar.

    If you have the means buy both.

    I don't think you are really asking a question, as you already know the answer.

    The last minty gun-show SP-1 I bought was April last year. 1974 serial I think.
    A guy was perusing a big dealer table hoping to trade it straight-up for an $800 Picatinni-railed generic AR!
    I spotted him before he engaged the dealer's eyes!!!
    I whipped out the $800. He talked the dealer down to $740 out the door for the generic AR with the desired rails.
    Win/win in a clearly non-zero-sum game!!!

    :)
     


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