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I was at my local fun shop making a layaway payment.

and I was looking at a couple of preban Colts he had. they were LEO tradeins and had never been fired.

any way I told him I would love to find an early COLT slabside and he tells me a dealer friend of his has one and he will get it for me to look at.

my question is. what is a late 60s SP1 in excellent condition worth ?

TIA

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Checking the book, I find a value of :

NIB - $2100

Exc - $1500

VG - $1100

Good- $700 (this grade would apply if parts have been replaced)

Fair - $600 (NRA "Fair" condition is really grim)

Poor- $400 (this would be pretty much a basket case)

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Since you could buy a new Bushmaster M4 for around $900 retail, I would not pay more than $1200 for slab side pre-Ban SP1 as there is a large amount of them available.

Are they colllectible?

Yes to a niche market.

Why would you want one over a brand new M4?

They are easy to convert to a machine gun with a registered DIAS or registered Lightning Link. Or Nostalgia or beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

What are the downsides to a slab side AR15?

There is a notion that 'slab sides' lack the reinforced magazine fence are some how inherently less desirable because they are less sturdy. This is false.

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Wish I had an original. I wanted one so I got an SP1 upper and stock but I've got a current lower that's a differnet color from the upper. Oh well it's not a collector's item but I guess it will have to do.

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