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Just bought a Colt 1911 Series 70 (original issue)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by defjon, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. defjon

    defjon Well-Known Member

    I checked the seriel number and it was born in 1978. Internally and externally it still looks practically brand new! I get to pick it up after the obligatory 3 day wait here. The asking price was 849.00 plus tax. Traded my beretta 9000s against it, so about 600 bucks OTD.

    I'm pretty excited. Has the original box and letter from colt and all that stuff. It looks amazingly well preserved considering the decades inbetween! This is my first really "high dollar" gun purchase. How'd I do?
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2007
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member


    1. I'd rather have a Colt than a Beretta.
    2. Dealer tradeins are always a loss, you give him yours and buy his.
  3. larry starling

    larry starling Well-Known Member

    Congrats on your find. How about some pictures?;)
  4. defjon

    defjon Well-Known Member

    Well, I only paid 299 for the beretta...I spent a little on 92fs 17 rd mags and mag adapters, but...eh!

    As soon as I pick it up I will definately have to post some pictures!
  5. RugerSAFan

    RugerSAFan Well-Known Member

    I like mine; only about 150 rounds through it since I bought it at the gun show.

    Another "pimp" gun, since its nickel plated. I was surprised how low the recoil was compared to the .40sw. Interestingly 4+ years, I had shot a friends .45acp after shooting .45 colts exclusively and I thought the recoil on the .45acp was too much.

    It just shows that we can adjust to recoil...
  6. surjimmy

    surjimmy Well-Known Member


    I think u made a good trade, just remember what I told you. Can't wait to see the pic's.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2007
  7. defjon

    defjon Well-Known Member

    Pickin her up tomorrow! Can't wait! I'll get some pics up asap

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