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#1 Cranky Farmer

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:17 AM

When did they start putting forward assists on AR's? I've got an old Colt upper in Missouri that doesnt have one and I an curious about its age.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 12:15 PM

I've got some that were up to the mid 80's and they didn't have them either.

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 01:35 PM

Hmmmm.. then there may be no easy way to tell. I think the upper came on the lower from the factory, so perhaps I could date it that way through the serial #

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Posted 01 May 2006 - 01:49 PM

You can just go to Colt and check the serial number to tell you it's age. I thought you just wanted to know when forward assists came out. :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:54 AM

Thanks. But it isn't worth the $100 to me that they charge to find out.

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Posted 02 May 2006 - 10:46 AM

Thanks. But it isn't worth the $100 to me that they charge to find out.

I saw that and that is ridiculous, it was free for a long time. Here you go this is free from me to you. :mellow: AR-15 Sporter Year Serial Number 1964 SP00101 1965 SP02501 1966 SP05600 1967 SP08250 1968 SP10750 1969 SP14000-SP14653 1970 SP15001-SP15473 1971 SP16001 1972 SP19401 1973 SP24201 1974 SP32601 1975 SP43801 1976 SP55301 1977 SP67651 1978 SP83400

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:07 AM

I never got back to you after I got my serial #. Turns out my colt is a 1969 model. Thanks!

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 07:20 AM

Cool :rolleyes:

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 12:50 PM

Yea, it turns out the rifle is older than I am.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 02:41 PM

I wish I could say that, but I shooting them a year later.

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