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I searched the forums but couldn't find this topic, so if one does exist, I apologize.

I own an AR-15 SP1 and have recently learned that it has now been added to the list of "Curio-Relic" weapons. I have no intention on selling this weapon but have seen the prices for these rifles jump in the last few years.

Mine still shoot well and is in great condition. I don't get to shoot it much, but do keep it clean.

If you own an AR-15 SP1, what are your thoughts about this weapon? Can you believe it is now listed as a curio-relic firearm?
 
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I looked at the current list and did not see the SP1 specifically added by model. Some would fall under the 50 year old provision. Watch your serial numbers carefully.
 

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Yes, that's it, some of the early ones now are hitting the 50+ year old mark, so are classified as C&R. I have one manufactured in 1964.
 

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I looked at the current list and did not see the SP1 specifically added by model. Some would fall under the 50 year old provision. Watch your serial numbers carefully.
Is there a site that you can check firearm serial numbers? I have yet found a way to do this.
 

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Year Serial Number Range
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
1979 SP96401
1980 SP112801
1981 SP134601
1982 SP158201
 

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BATF has the latest list on-line of which guns are curio and relic. Once a gun reaches 50 years old, it’s a C&R automatically. Sometimes a whole model is given a C&R status even though some are not 50 years old, such as a Colt officers model match revolver. Sometimes all it takes is a letter to BATF to include a certain model and they make the ruling. I have been meaning to write to them to include the Colt sharps rifle of only a little over 500 were made.
 

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YearSerial Number Range
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
1979 SP96401
1980 SP112801
1981 SP134601
1982 SP158201
Where did you get this list? My SN isn't even shown.
 

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BATF has the latest list on-line of which guns are curio and relic. Once a gun reaches 50 years old, it’s a C&R automatically. Sometimes a whole model is given a C&R status even though some are not 50 years old, such as a Colt officers model match revolver. Sometimes all it takes is a letter to BATF to include a certain model and they make the ruling. I have been meaning to write to them to include the Colt sharps rifle of only a little over 500 were made.
Do you have a link to their online list? I went to the ATF's site and couldn't find any link to the CR list.
 

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Once SP1 rifles are classified as C&R, I’m sure people will be putting in for C&R FFLs lol. Heck, when some of the more modern rifles do, people are going to love it. When I’m in my 60s, there’s going to be a lot covered by the 50 year clause.
 
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