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Old 02-16-2020, 03:11 PM
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Colt AR-15 A2 sporter II

I had to save and bring back to life this dry, dirty, sad looking and lonely rifle hanging on the LGS wall.

Maybe it was the Tasco scope with B square mount that put off potential buyers. I removed that quickly. Itís a Colt AR-15 A2 sporter II from 1987 (R6500) with field sights.

















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Old 02-16-2020, 03:12 PM
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With the 1975 SP1 I bought 2 years ago





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Old 02-16-2020, 03:59 PM
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Got one just like it. Bought mine new in 93.
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:48 PM
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That's an interesting configuration. A2 furniture, C7 upper, and SP1 lower. That was a good purchase on your part.
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:50 PM
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Cool find. .
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Old 02-16-2020, 04:58 PM
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That's an interesting configuration. A2 furniture, C7 upper, and SP1 lower.
That was Colt back then. They didn't throw anything away and used up all their surplus government contract parts on civilian guns whenever they could. Lots of weird combinations in ARs existed at the time. And Colt didn't bother to change the old SP1 slab-sided lowers to A2 configuration until the early 1990s, right before the AWB.

Anyway, I think it's pretty clear that if we lose our rights here in the USA we're all moving to Switzerland. It may end being the last bastion for people wanting to own cool guns.
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On a fixed carry handle rifle ? I thought those came with the flattops. I think Iíll leave this one stock
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That was Colt back then. They didn't throw anything away and used up all their surplus government contract parts on civilian guns whenever they could. Lots of weird combinations in ARs existed at the time. And Colt didn't bother to change the old SP1 slab-sided lowers to A2 configuration until the early 1990s, right before the AWB.



Anyway, I think it's pretty clear that if we lose our rights here in the USA we're all moving to Switzerland. It may end being the last bastion for people wanting to own cool guns.

This is my 3rd late 80ís A2. Theyíre all slabside / large pivot screw / pin

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Iím not sure this tiny country will have enough guns for all you enthusiasts
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And the A2 with ďfield sightsĒ even existed for the M16 A2

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Nice acquisition.
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Sighted both in properly at the 50 meters indoor range





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Iím not sure this tiny country will have enough guns for all you enthusiasts
Your wonderful country has enough guns for me.

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Those are like trying to find hen's teeth. I should have bought one when I could find one.
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I still remember trying to use two screwdrivers on some of those sticky two screw configurations. Nice gun. Back before flat tops existed those were the go to gun everyone wanted.
I also had a Delta H-Bar like yours. Came in a nice aluminum case.
Only paid like $800 for it new and sold it years later for $3500. Yet to this day it’s one I wish I had never sold.
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Your wonderful country has enough guns for me.





A guy was shooting a scoped 751 SAPR last night, he was having a blast

Indeed we have plenty of those



and those



and those



and those too

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I still remember trying to use two screwdrivers on some of those sticky two screw configurations. Nice gun. Back before flat tops existed those were the go to gun everyone wanted.
I also had a Delta H-Bar like yours. Came in a nice aluminum case.
Only paid like $800 for it new and sold it years later for $3500. Yet to this day itís one I wish I had never sold.


Yep I still have the aluminum case also, in the attic.
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