As we get near the end of September, I thought I would do a post that summarizes some of the more notable Colt AR market events that I have seen. We have seen the prices of Colt CR6920’s come down in recent weeks. With an MSRP of $1099.00, prices have dropped below $1000.00.
A couple of examples are Georgia Firing Line and Tombstone Tactical as shown below.
CR6920 lower receivers that have the new ‘Carbine’ marked lower receiver can be found as low as $500 as shown below in the sales page on Arms Unlimited website.
A couple of other noted events have been the appearance of ‘M4 Carbine’ marked LE6920 OEM-1 and OEM-2 configured Colt carbines. The LE6920 OEM-1’s were available at GT Distributors and the OEM-2’s were available at several vendors such as Arms Unlimited.
One event that caught everyone by surprise was the appearance of Colt LE6920-R Trooper carbines. These had been out of production for a long time…over a year at least. These were first seen at Clyde Armory for $1349.00.
Surprisingly, the LE6920-R Trooper can also be found on Gun Broker as low as $1069.00 which I consider to be a pretty good deal.
CR6940’s and CR6960’s are currently in limited availability. There are only two of each for sale on Gun Broker.
I haven’t seen any significant activity with the remaining Colt rifles and carbines in the new CR (Colt Rifle) series. The CR6920MPS-B, CR6920-EPR, CR6700A4 (20″ rifle) all seem to be readily available and at pretty stable prices.
With the prices of the new CR line coming down below MSRP in some cases, I am hoping this is a market indicator that we will start seeing some correction in the rest of the market since prices become so artificially inflated. Older AR-15’s such as SP-1’s, AR-15A2’s, AR-15A2 Sporter HBAR’s, etc. are all still drawing premium prices.