I have a mint Sig 556 Patrol Swat rifle. I bought it new and have literally 60 rounds through it and it's been in the safe ever since. I've decided to sell or trade it since I don't use it. I've seen prices for these on Gunbroker all over the place. Anyway I've listed it on a couple of local Florida Gun trading sites. Two trades that I am interested in are a Colt LE6960 Colt Combat Unit rifle which is Colt's Midlength carbine with a Criterion rail, 16' barrel and Magpul furniture. Seller says its brand new but he has no box. I've also been offered a Springfield M1A standard model with walnut stock, 10 round mag and Springfield soft carry case. Seller says it has 20 rounds through it. Anyway I'm interested in both guns and I'm having a hard time deciding. Looking for recommendations and or suggestions?
|Fight, Build, Destroy. |
Sappers Lead the Way!!
Hard choice. Value is there on both, I’d be taking the colt most likely but I wouldnt be sad with the Springfield
Just your friendly neighborhood combat engineer.
Go for the Colt!
Value wise, Colts tend to hold their value long term, though it would help if it had the factory box. As a side benefit to the collector, over the years Colt randomly halts sales to civilians or goes into bankruptcy. These things are a boon to folks who may want to sell down the road.
A SIG 556 is pretty much an Edsel (no offense intended, I own one myself). It never was accepted as a real 550 platform. It also doesn't help that SIG Sauer has ceased production and support for the model in a feverish quest to make new irrelevant and soon to be discontinued designs.
The M1A doesn't really hold any collector appeal unless it's one of the old ones with MIL parts. Most folks who are really into the M1A platform likely would be looking at LRB or having one built by a Guru. Modern SA M1As will largely be relegated to the beginners in the M1A game or skipped entirely.
US made Sig556's are not ever going to be collectible. With Colt prices up, if it's local and you can do a swap...I'd go that way.
Trade for the Colt and don’t look back.
"AND YEA THOUGH THE HINDUS SPEAK OF KARMA, I IMPLORE YOU...GIVE HER A BREAK, LORD". - Clark W. Griswald
|Good, bad, I'm the |
guy with the gun
Get the Colt.
I'm an AR guy, so I say go with the Colt.
The Springfield M-1s is usual easy to get, Colt availability has been a roller coaster as of late.
|Powered by Social Strata|