Have you ever wanted a major piece of Armalite/Colt history? Then the rifle for you is up for auction at GunBroker: A low serial Colt 601, the first AR-15 variant manufactured at Colt.
Still marked “Armalite”, this rifle’s serial number is 00059X:
The 601 was the first production variant of the AR-15, and the beginning of Colt’s long legacy producing AR-15s for military and civilian customers. Aside from unattainable prototype rifles, this is the granddady of the modern .22 bore AR.
Buy It Now on the rifle is $25,000, so it’s an auction not for the faint of heart – or light of wallet.