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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Alrite, this has been on my mind for a while and hopefully the AR aficionados out here can clear a few things up for me.

A year and a half ago I picked up an AR15 from a local shop. I wanted to get a Colt because someone told me that was what the US brand is. The only colt they had was an M4 style which was cool by me. However this model was the "LE" model and has something like "military use or export only" etched into the side of the lower.

The guy tried to jack up the price on it saying it was really rare or something. I ended up getting it, of course, for a few hundred cheaper than he asked but my question becomes: "Is there really anything special or collectible about this rifle?"

I have not done any mods to it rather than adding a C-more red dot sight for fear that it may lower the collectability/value of the weapon.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
sounds like a Colt 6920, not really rare at all. Going rate for them now is between $1200-$1250
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
OK here is more info:

One side says "Restricted military/government law enforcement/export use only"

Other side says "Colts law enforcement carbine Cal 5.56MM"

Colt Defense Hartford, Conn.

Fire, safe

Serial is LE023XXX

Adjustable stock, 16" barrel stamped C MP 5.56 Nato 1/7, flash suppressor, bayonet/grenade launcher lug and barrel indention and strap rings on the front and back.

I will post some pictures when i get back from lunch
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Here is what I find, but no LE prefix
on S/Ns -


Serial Number Prefix
Model Name
Sample Model
BD​
AR15A3 Tactical Carbine
6721
CC​
Colt Carbine
R6520
CH​
Competition HBAR
6700
GC​
Government Carbine
6520
GS​
Governmodel Model Service
6550
MH​
Match HBAR
6601
ML​
Match Lightweight
R6530
MT​
Match Target

SP​

Sporter
SP1 or SP2
ST​
Sporter Target
6551
TA​
9mm

6450
6430



Year











1963
SP00001-SP00023**

X

1964
SP00101

X

1965
SP02501

X

1966
SP05600

X

1967
SP08250

X

1968
SP10750

X

1969
SP14000-SP14653

X

1970
SP15001-SP15473

X

1971
SP16001

X

1972
SP19401

X

1973
SP24201

X

1974
SP32601

X

1975
SP43801

X

1976
SP55301

X

1977
SP67651

X

1978
SP83400

X

CC001616 and Below

X

CH019500 and Below

X

GC018500 and Below

X

LH011326 and Below

X

MH086020 and Below

X

NL004800 and Below

X

SL027246 and Below

X

SP360200 and Below

X

ST038100 and Below

X

TA10100 and Below

X

BD000134 and Below (AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine - very rare model)

X

MT00001 and Above


X


BK000001and Above (CAR-A3)


X


CST000001 and Above (Began Late 1997 Production)


X


CMH000001 and Above


X


CCH010000 and Above - Post Ban MT6700, MT6700C and MT6700CH series, 1998 production


X




All "Match Target" rifles are Post-ban. Colt actually has serial number cutoffs, these are the last Pre-ban numbers in each
series:

CC001616, NL004800, TA10100, CHOI 9500, SL027284, BD000134, GCOI 8500, SP380200, LH011326, ST038100,
MH086025



Various Model Designations
of AR15 type rifles CC001616 and below are pre-ban CH019500 and below are pre-ban
GC018500 and below are pre-ban GC205XX (specific gun reported as pre-ban by Colt) GS010932 made 1990 (pre-ban, no range)
LH011326 and below are pre-ban MH086020 and below are pre-ban NL004800 and below are pre-ban SL027246 and below are pre-ban SP360200 and below are pre-ban ST038100 and below are pre-ban TA10100 and below are pre-ban BD000134 and below are pre-ban


Sure sounds as though you have and LEO model,
possible select fire parts. Might suggest that you call
Colt for confirmation on S/N.

Pix would also be nice. Continued below.

Ed
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Continued -​

CC001616 and Below - Pre-Ban
CH019500 and Below - Pre-Ban
GC018500 and Below - Pre-Ban
LH011326 and Below - Pre-Ban
MH086020 and Below - Pre-Ban
NL004800 and Below - Pre-Ban
SL027246 and Below - Pre-Ban
SP360200 and Below - Pre-Ban
1963 SP00001-SP00023**
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
ST038100 and Below - Pre-Ban
TA10100 and Below - Pre-Ban
BD000134 and Below - Pre-Ban (AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine - very rare model)
MT00001 and Above - Post-Ban
BK000001and Above - Post Ban (CAR-A3)
CST000001 and Above - Post-Ban (Began Late 1997 Production)
CMH000001 and Above - Post Ban
CCH010000 and Above - Post Ban MT6700, MT6700C and MT6700CH series, 1998 production​

Ed​
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
OK here is more info:

One side says "Restricted military/government law enforcement/export use only"

Other side says "Colts law enforcement carbine Cal 5.56MM"

Colt Defense Hartford, Conn.
None of those markings make it rare or anything.
That's just Colt covering the butts.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
OK here is more info:

One side says "Restricted military/government law enforcement/export use only"

Other side says "Colts law enforcement carbine Cal 5.56MM"

Colt Defense Hartford, Conn.

Fire, safe

Serial is LE023XXX

Adjustable stock, 16" barrel stamped C MP 5.56 Nato 1/7, flash suppressor, bayonet/grenade launcher lug and barrel indention and strap rings on the front and back.

I will post some pictures when i get back from lunch
That's the same markings I have on my 6920.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Its a Colt,hang on to it for a few years then see whats its worth.I know I know,its "just" a name and there are just as good or better AR's out there.Just wait and see......In 1994 I bought a New in box Colt Anaconda 44mag in 4" barrel for $450 OTD.Look it up now.Always just my opinion:D
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
My Armalite has those LEO markings on it too. I was looking at it the other day and found that it has M4 feedramps:cool:
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
It just means it was made during the ban/for california no big deal today anyways, maybe in a bit
 
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