Thoughts on a pre-'94 Colt H-Bar?

Thoughts on a pre-'94 Colt H-Bar?

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    Thoughts on a pre-'94 Colt H-Bar?

    The LGS has a lightly used pre-94 "pre-ban" Colt H-Bar AR-15 sporter for $999. Seems to be almost an exact clone of an A2. Does anybody have one of these? How do they shoot? The lack of a removeable carry handle nor a bunch of rails is NOT negatives. Your thoughts please. Thanks.

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    If it has the non standard trigger pins and screw in pivot pin nonsense I would avoid just based on that alone.
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    Considering a current 6920 can be found new for around $900 these days, I wouldn't get too interested. The H-bar doesn't add a whole lot to accuracy at the end of the day, IMO.
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    I had two and still have one. Very accurate, sub MOA. The HBAR is slightly more heavy than I like, preferring the A2 barrel profile. Noting wrong with them. Just in today's market its not a good deal. It probably has the larger trigger pins but they are easy to find, mine has a CMC trigger assembly. Not like you'd be handicapped by the pin size. I had to remove the hardened steel block pinned into the trigger area and that was a pain.

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    big deal is this ..just be use it is pre 94 don't mean much ..colt went PC why before that ...even before 94 they were taking bayonet lugs off of guns etc ..if it has a bayonet lug on the original upper then yes maybe worth it they stop that in the early 80s so the HBAR with a bayonet lug are pretty rare now and worth more

    No bayo lug just buy a new one imop you don't need pre 94 in CO


    They are great guns


    Also PS make sure it does not have a sear block also
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    Thanks!

    What is a sear block?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebleyHunter View Post
    Thanks!

    What is a sear block?

    When colt got all PC back in the 90s they put what they called a sear block in there guns to make it harder to use full auto sears etc ...Just colt being idots not a legal thing they needed to do .. Just makes it suck more if you have a RIADS



    Also some match and custom triggers wont work in a sear block gun and will need to be drilled out https://geissele.com/colt-rifle-users-guide/ will have good photos and what to look for

    If it is a older matching gun then it should not have a true sear block

    if it is marked SP1 on the gun then Colt AR-15 Serial Number List https://bpullignwolnet.dotster.com/r...de/CivGde.html are good guids to what to look for
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    Cool! Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebleyHunter View Post
    Cool! Thanks.
    If you like I posted about one I had and handled a while back if you want to throw up some more pics .. Mine was a earlys 80s one .. Org bayo lug and no block .. The way they should be
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    I had a Colt HBAR for years, but found I preferred the balance of the 'pencil barrel' better and was more accurate with the lighter barrel.
    My Colt 6720 came with the pencil barrel and the MaTech sights, which I have really grown fond of over the years.
    I agree with gasmitty regarding the $900 price tag of the older Colt, its a bit higher than the cost of a new Colt AR; I don't see the value.
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