Colt Ar Serial Number Database
Note:All items marked with a single asterisk (*) are taken from The year/serial numbers under Colt SP series was forwarded to me by an individual whose return address Ino longer have. Double asterisk (**) under Bushmaster, a person on theinternet e-mailed me that he had a lower that was shipped stripped (thusnot a complete rifle) in 1991 from Bushmaster with serial #0327XX - ALWAYSCALL TO VERIFY.
colt ar serial number database
Advanced ArmamentsNo information - Apparently machined from bar stock aluminum, lowers are marked as M-15.American Spirit Arms (Formerly "Sun Valley Traders")ALL lowers are Post-Ban. Began introduction of lowers and rifles in mid/late 1998. Noted as having good fit & finish. Also, reported to be manufactured by Lewis Machine & Tool.Armalite/Eagle 800-336-0184Slightly over S/N 30,000 was the Pre-Ban cut-off, call to verify.* (Some Eagle lowers below the 30,000 range were determined to be POST ban by BATF - call to verify)Armalite sells Eagle lowers, but sells factory complete rifles with Armalite lowers.BohicaMade stainless steel lowers, rumored to have also made AR-15 pistols. Lower markedM16-SA. This is NOT verifiable info as it came from the Internet. Out of Business.Bushmaster 800-998-SWAT Below L051000 - Assembled Pre-Ban Rifles and some pre-94 lowers.**L051001-L063000 - Mixed Pre-Ban Assembled Rifles and Pre-Sept 94 Lowers (Call to verify)L063001 and Up - Post-BanCentury Arms Lower marked CIA. All are Post-Ban. Made with Olympic Arms Receivers under contract.Colt 800-962-COLT CC001616 and Below - Pre-BanCH019500 and Below - Pre-BanGC018500 and Below - Pre-BanLH011326 and Below - Pre-BanMH086020 and Below - Pre-BanNL004800 and Below - Pre-BanSL027246 and Below - Pre-BanSP360200 and Below - Pre-Ban1963 SP00001-SP00023**1964 SP001011965 SP025011966 SP056001967 SP082501968 SP107501969 SP14000-SP146531970 SP15001-SP154731971 SP160011972 SP194011973 SP242011974 SP326011975 SP438011976 SP553011977 SP676511978 SP83400ST038100 and Below - Pre-BanTA10100 and Below - Pre-BanBD000134 and Below - Pre-Ban (AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine - very rare model)MT00001 and Above - Post-BanBK000001and Above - Post Ban (CAR-A3)CST000001 and Above - Post-Ban (Began Late 1997 Production)CMH000001 and Above - Post BanCCH010000 and Above - Post Ban MT6700, MT6700C and MT6700CH series, 1998 productionDalphon (360) 427-6867All are POST ban. Cast 356-T6 Aluminum, hardcoat anodized per mil-spec A-8625DPMS 800-578-3767Below 10300 - Pre-Ban.Some or all lowers are cast. Black in color. Some lowers are Stainless Steel.Eagle Arms 309-944-6939Now called ArmaLite. They will not give out a list, but willlook up on an individual basis. Lower receiver serial numbers DO NOT begin with EA.Essential Arms All are Pre-Ban as they went out of business in 1993. (DPMS bought them prior to the Ban)Call DPMS Lower receiver serial numbers begin with EA. Some or all lowers are cast. Light gray coloring. It is rumored that Ruger investment casted the lowers for Essential Arms.Frankford Arsenal All are pre-ban. As rumor has it, Olympic Arms producedthe lowers for Frankford ArsenalCall Olympic Arms and then Frankford assembled the weapon. A2configuration lower. Frankford Arsenal went out of business in 1987. (Info from [email protected])Hesse Arms All AR-15's are post ban. Manufacturing began late 1997/early 1998.J.L.M & Sons* (603) 425-1860SC001 thru SC250 are Pre-Ban. All others are post ban.Knights Armament Co. All AR-15's are post ban, very few AR-10's are pre-ban. No further info at this time.Military Manufacturing (M2) (FAX 702-263-7875)All were military/law enforcement only. Full auto lowers were standard,semi were optional. Lowers were machined form raw bar stock withimprovements incorporated - 18deg magazine angle and square magrelease. (See: )Nesard See "Sendra" below.Olympic Arms 360-459-7940 4-numbers only - very very old. Probably machined from bar stock. 1-letter and 4# - older receiver, but forgings. (Some are newer, POST ban castings - call to verify.) 2-letters & 4# - most receivers follow this pattern. 2#, 2 letters, 4# - the first two #'s are year of manufacture of the lower. 2 letters, 6# (separated 2 & 4 - e.g. SA 96 0000) - first 2 #'s are year of manufacture. "ICR" marked lowers are an European customer's overrun, has an unused additional hole - all ICR lowers are post ban.Olympic Arms Manufacturer's Notes:1. There were some odd variations and some custom serial numbers mixed inthru the years also. And, some receivers manufactured after the banhave the year stamp after the model name, not in the serial #. And ifyou don't see a year stamp on the receiver, it is not necessarily pre-ban.2. Serial numbers that end in "D" were duplicates and one was changedusing this letter.3. Recently some serial numbers have left with one or two letters followedby FIVE numbers. The last numbers are either 5's or 0's. 99.9% of theseare post-ban.4. "Older" does not always mean pre-ban as per Corey Sattler.5. "BL" serial number series lowers are transitional with some pre andsome post ban. If you have a "BL" you'll have to call to verify forcertain.Professional Ordinance All are post ban (including all of the pistols).PWA (360) 438-398335222 and Below - Pre-Ban (Note:Some lowers are cast not forged. Out of business)Post-ban have a year prefix in the serial number. Rumored to have only sold lowers.Rocky Mountain ArmsProducer of AR-15 type pistols.Sendra Post-ban receivers have a circle milled into the side of the magwell.They were originally bead-blasted to a non-glare finish. All others arepre-ban. (This is unverified info...) Also, they used to be NESARD. Rumoredto have been owned by Dick Drasen (currently M&A Parts) and producedlowers only out of Barrington, Illinois. No complete guns were sold (again,unverified info). Guide Categories AR15 AK47 Guide PDF Legal Win a FREE Membership! Sign up for the ARFCOM weekly newsletter and be entered to win a free ARFCOM membership. One new winner* is announced every week!
2C:58-12. Registration of assault firearms a. Within 90 days of the effective date of P.L.1990, c.32 (C.2C:58-12 et al.), the Attorney General shall promulgate a list by trade name of any assault firearm which the Attorney General determines is an assault firearm which is used for legitimate target-shooting purposes. This list shall include, but need not be limited to, the Colt AR-15 and any other assault firearm used in competitive shooting matches sanctioned by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship of the United States Department of the Army. b. The owner of an assault firearm purchased on or before May 1, 1990 which is on the list of assault firearms determined by the Attorney General to be legitimate for target-shooting purposes shall have one year from the effective date of P.L.1990, c.32 (C.2C:58-12 et al.) to register that firearm. In order to register an assault firearm, the owner shall: (1) Complete an assault firearm registration statement, in the form to be prescribed by the Superintendent of the State Police; (2) Pay a registration fee of $50.00 per each assault firearm; (3) Produce for inspection a valid firearms purchaser identification card, a valid permit to carry handguns, or a copy of the permit to purchase a handgun which was used to purchase the assault firearm which is being registered; and (4) Submit valid proof that the person is a member of a rifle or pistol club in existence prior to the effective date of P.L.1990, c.32 (C.2C:58-12 et al.). Membership in a rifle or pistol club shall not be considered valid unless the person joined the club no later than 210 days after the effective date of P.L.1990, c.32 (C.2C:58-12 et al.) and unless the rifle or pistol club files its charter with the Superintendent no later than 180 days following the effective date of P.L.1990, c.32 (C.2C:58-12 et al.). The rifle or pistol club charter shall contain the name and address of the club's headquarters and the name of the club's officers. The information to be provided in the registration statement shall include, but shall not be limited to: the name and address of the registrant; the number or numbers on the registrant's firearms purchaser identification card, permit to carry handguns, or permit to purchase a handgun; the name, address, and telephone number of the rifle or pistol club in which the registrant is a member; and the make, model, and serial number of the assault firearm being registered. Each registration statement shall be signed by the registrant, and the signature shall constitute a representation of the accuracy of the information contained in the registration statement. c. For an applicant who resides in a municipality with an organized full-time police department, the registration shall take place at the main office of the police department. For all other applicants, the registration shall take place at any State Police station. d. Within 60 days of the effective date of P.L.1990, c.32 (C.2C-58-12 et al.), the Superintendent shall prepare the form of registration statement as described in subsection b. of this section and shall provide a suitable supply of statements to each organized full-time municipal police department and each State Police station. e. One copy of the completed assault firearms registration statement shall be returned to the registrant, a second copy shall be sent to the Superintendent, and, if the registration takes place at a municipal police department, a third copy shall be retained by that municipal police department. f. If the owner of an assault firearm which has been registered pursuant to this section dies, the owner's heirs or estate shall have 90 days to dispose of that firearm in accordance with section 12 of P.L.1990, c.32 (C.2C:58-13). g. If an assault firearm registered pursuant to the provisions of this section is used in the commission of a crime, the registrant of that assault firearm shall be civilly liable for any damages resulting from that crime. The liability imposed by this subsection shall not apply if the assault firearm used in the commission of the crime was stolen and the registrant reported the theft of the firearm to law enforcement authorities within 24 hours of the registrant's knowledge of the theft. h. Of the registration fee required pursuant to subsection b. of this section, $20.00 shall be forwarded to the State Treasury for deposit in the account used by the Violent Crimes Compensation Board in satisfying claims and for related administrative costs pursuant to the provisions of the "Criminal Injuries Compensation Act of 1971," P.L.1971, c.317 (C.52:4B-1 et seq.). L.1990,c.32,s.11. Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. New Jersey may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.