Colt Mark IV, Series 70 Government - how do these rate?


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Min
September 16, 2008, 12:08 AM
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On sale at Impact Guns.

Check out their description:

This Custom Precision Government Model MKIV/Series 70 Model 01970AICS, retains a quality of endurance acknowledged since 1970. Manual and grip safety devices can be depended on to serve you reliably and safely provided you handle the pistol properly.
This pistol is a faithful reissue and is NOT equipped with a firing pin safety mechanism. If this firearm is carelessly or improperly handled, discharge could result and could cause injury, death or damage to property! Yea baby!


How do these Colts stack up against the latest Springfield Armory or any other 1911? I like the traditional blued/wood grips NO rails, NO forward serrations.

thanks

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jaysouth
September 16, 2008, 12:25 AM
colt had production problems with some early years(71-72) and later year(79).

How much do they want?

If you buy it, get a 3 day inspection period so you can have a trusted smith check it out for proper pinhole alignment.

If the production details are OK, this is the last run of great guns. Beats current Colt or SA production hands down.

Min
September 16, 2008, 12:28 AM
I'm talking about their current production series 70 guns.

Jim Watson
September 16, 2008, 12:29 AM
I believe the gun illustrated and described in the OP is the current so-called Series 70 "reissue". It has a good Internet Reputation but it is still mass produced and you might get a jewel or you might get a lemon... just as you might with any other make.

harmonic
September 16, 2008, 12:30 AM
you might get a jewel or you might get a lemon

Yeah, but they've got a lifetime guarantee and pay shipping both ways.

MarshallDodge
September 16, 2008, 12:40 AM
I think they are overpriced but still a solid gun.

You could get a barley used original for less money and it will probably go up in value.

Titus
September 16, 2008, 12:40 AM
I have one from when they brought these back (71B prefix serial numbers) and it is great. I like a plain 1911 and all I've done to it is change the wood out for ivory. The fit on mine is fantastic. It's so smooth and right that it really makes you believe the Colt hype.

A GI style Springfield might serve you just as well, but since it's your money we're spending I say treat yourself and go with the Colt. :)

Powderman
September 16, 2008, 12:50 AM
Others may argue, but here is the truth of the matter...

The Colt pistol, caliber .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) is the standard by which ALL other 1911 series pistols are judged. Colt has a bit of a motto: "If it isn't a Colt, it's a copy!"

That is the bare bones truth.

MarshallDodge
September 16, 2008, 12:58 AM
Others may argue, but here is the truth of the matter...

The Colt pistol, caliber .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) is the standard by which ALL other 1911 series pistols are judged. Colt has a bit of a motto: "If it isn't a Colt, it's a copy!"


I am here to argue. I own(ed) Colts and there are better guns out there. A lot of gunsmiths have made their living fixing up Colts, not saying they are junk, just no longer the standard. They seem to be copying everyone else now. :)

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