Colt mkiv series 70 government

I see a lot of use and misuse of the terms series 70 and series 80 when talking about government model and commander pistols so i. This pistol features the classic 1911 design, with a fine blued finish, curved mainspring housing, and wood grain textured walnut grip panels with the colt brand medallions. Colts mk ivseries 70 government model a long name for this iconic 45 acp handgun, but a gun well worth its status in american history. Browse the large selection of grips offered by numrich gun parts. I have a colt 45 auto mk iv series 80 government model.

The ww2 reproduction pistols were an immediate success, even despite the limited availability of just 4000 units and high custom shop price tag. The 80 series has a firing pin safty that works off the trigger. Colt mk iv series 70 government model semiautomatic pistol with box. Ever since the designs military acceptance in march of 1911, and the beginning of production in january of 1912 colt has never ceased manufacturing pistols based off the original. Colt series 70 government 1911 handgun shooters report. Information provided here is approximate, if you wish to support your investment with the purchase of a complete history and letter of authenticity for your firearm or for more information, please contact colt s archive department. Large two sided folded sheet forming 4 pages covering operation, detailed description, take down, complete dismounting, magazines and a parts diagram and parts list. The colt mk iv series 70 was an improvement over the m1911a1 government model by redesigning the barrel bushing to grip the barrel and give the production gun much improved accuracy. Up for sale is a great example of a colt mkiv, series 70, 1911 semi automatic pistol chambered in 45 acp. Colt auto pistols 1911 government series 70 o frame parts list find the colt 1911 series 70 parts that youve been looking for to complete your repair project. Colt mk iv mkiv mark 4 series 70 government model 5.

Colt auto pistols 1911 government series 70 o frame parts list. Read the instructions, warnings and cautions in this manual carefully before using this firearm. As with all pistols of this age, there is some faint s handling marks and very light scratches. Factory replacement parts are manufactured with the same specifications and are made with the same material as the original parts. Colt s manufacturing company firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. This pistol retains virtually all of its original polished finish.

Egw 1911 firing pin stop series 80 45 stainless 10366. Wts colt, factory nickel mkiv, series 70 government model. Colt was thus inspired to introduce the next item in the retro line, a new mk ivseries 70 government model like those manufactured for. Colt pistols 1911 series 70 for sale guns international.

Please click accept cookies to continue to use the site. It has the prefix 70g from 19701976, g70 from 19761980, and 70b from 19801983, when production ceased. Colt mk iv series 70 government model semiautomatic pistol. I agree with ea, while it looks like a nice pistol a brandnew stainless series 70 repro like the one shown below can be had for the same amount of money and is a much better gun overall, and with a factory warranty to boot. The left side of the slide is stamped colts mk iv series 70 government model 045 automatic caliber and the right side.

Colt was thus inspired to introduce the next item in the retro line, a new mk iv series 70 government model like those manufactured for the civilian market from 1971 until 1983. This is an original factory replacement part from colt. The series 70 is also available in blued or stainless steel, in contrast to the m1911a1 that was produced in a dull gray parkerized finish. Colt model government model mk iv series 70 1970 owners. Mar 28, 2017 to improve accuracy on the government model, colt eventually modified the barrel bushing, and the new pistol was deemed the colt government model mark iv series 70.

Numrich has been supplying new and used parts since 1950, and has the experience that you need when ordering your 1911 series 70. My dad kept this as a collectors item, never been fired, comes in a blue velvet wa read more. Iv series 70 colt government model manufactured in 1972 in. Colt government model mkiv series 70 semiautomatic pistol. Colt government model mk iv series 70 z33041 united states.

Evolution gun works egw 1911 extractor for colt series 70 for 93840. Introduced the accurized split barrel bushing collet bushing. Colt auto pistols 1911 government series 70 o frame grips. This colt model government mk iv series 70 is a right hand semiautomatic pistol in. Any questions please ask, i do not know the history on this or who had the work done.

The value of a 1981 colt mkivseries 70 government hey guys. Colt 1911 70 series was another collectible i\\\ve always wanted. These collet bushings worked well but were prone to breaking due to. Hood is wider for use on colt specific series 70 slides.

The barrel measures 5 in length and has an excellent bore. This week were taking a break from travel and photography and concentrating on another of my varied areas of interest firearms. Sep 14, 2015 well begin with a rather rare bird, a new colt mk iv series 70. The new colt series 70 government ships with two 7round magazines just like when starsky and hutch was on tv. Colt semidropin barrel 1911 government series 70 45 acp. The colt mk iv series 70 was an improvement over the m1911a1government model by redesigning the barrel bushing to grip the barrel and give the production gun much improved accuracy. The government model has a 5 barrel with checkered walnut grips adorned with the colt medallion. Theres nothing i can say about these guns that hasnt already been said a thousand times, by a thousand others.

Thats the big difference between a 70 and 80 series. What is the value of my colt mkiv series 70 government. Colts newlyreintroduced series 70 government model colts patent firearms mfg. What we have here is a absolutely stunning and scarce colt 1911 mkiv series 70 government chambered in the insanely popular. Factory colt recoil spring cap plug government blue ace colt 1911. This 1911 is built on a government style frame with a stainless finish and checkered walnut grips.

Series 70 vs 80, the difference is more than you think. My dad kept this as a collectors item, never been fired, comes in a blue velvet wa. Numrich has been supplying new and used parts since 1950, and has the experience that you need when ordering your 1911 series 70 parts or schematic. Colts series 70 pistol features the series 70 firing system, making it a faithful reproduction and throwback to colt government models manufactured during the.

Mkivseries 70 with original blued finish and checkered walnut grips with. If you dont own a 1911, now is your chance to own one of the cleanest in box colt 1911s on the market. These collet bushings worked well but were prone to breaking due to being smaller than the slide diameter, hence the original bushing was made standard once again in in 1988. Made by countless gun makers in countless variations, the series 70 government model by colt, the original manufacturer, sticks close to the.

Colts series 70 pistol features the series 70 firing. I see a lot of use and misuse of the terms series 70 and series 80 when talking about government model and commander pistols so i thought i would lay it out for you all. The government model has a 5 barrel with checkered walnut grips adorned with the colt. Colt manufactured a series of its iconic 1911s that looked like standard pistols. Colt mk iv mkiv mark 4 series 70 government model 5 1911a1. Colt mk iv series 70 government model pistol with box.

To differentiate between the two models, the aluminumframed model was renamed the lightweight commander. In 1988, colt got rid of the change to the barrel bushing, so the result is that this colt series 70 is essentially a modern reproduction of the first colt government modelin military terms. Available very good condition colt 1911 mkiv series 70 semi auto pistol chambered in. Colt government model series 70 z34984 united states. The right side of the slide is marked, colt s government model, with the oneline address and serial number stamped below on the frame, and the left side of slide marked, colt mk iv series 70 government model9mm luger caliber followed by the rampant colt. But first a history lesson on the colt government model. The cookie settings on this website are set to allow all cookies to give you the very best experience.

My lgs has a very nice almost pristeen series 70 for sale, but the price is pretty high, no box or tools, just the gun. If your firearm does not appear in the listing, please understand that this is not a comprehensive database. The series 70 colts were produced between 1970 and 1983 in government model and commander sizes. Colt government model mkiv series 70 semiautomatic. Colt series 70 mkiv government semi auto pistols at. I have a colt 45 auto mk iv series 80 government model, pearl. The right side of the slide is marked, colts government model, with the oneline address and serial number stamped below on the frame, and the left side of slide marked, colt mk ivseries 70government model9mm luger caliber followed by the rampant colt. Colt mk iv series 70 government early 1970s factory instruction manual not an original. That places this 1911 at the very end of the original mk iv series 70 run, as the 70b serial number began in 1981 and ran through the end of production in 1983. Colt had been producing the m1911a1 for the military for many years when they decided to release it to civilians under the name the colt government model. This one has custom gold accents and the nickel finish has been jeweled.

An original colt mk iv series 70 disassembled the example here has a 70b prefixed serial number. Other addons and upgrades are available for a bit more, and may not be all that necessary. So why is it better than the original series 70s ive owned over the years. Mkivseries 70 production information the series 70 government model colts were chambered in. I have several of both series, appreciate the differences, and all work fine for me for safety and for trigger press without modifications. In the upcoming march 2014 issue of combat handguns, author steve ausband writes, the colt mark iv series 70 is a gun with immediate appeal to two groups of shooters. To improve accuracy on the government model, colt eventually modified the barrel bushing, and the new pistol was deemed the colt government model mark iv series 70. The mkiv series 70 government model colts were available in blue or nickel plate and were chambered in. The colt mkiv series 70 government model this model is essentially a newer version of the 1911a1. This colt model government mk iv series 70 is a right hand semiautomatic pistol in either. This model is offered in blue or nickel plate and has checkered walnut grips with the colt medallion. I have looked at various sites like gun broker ectand the prices are all over the place.

New stainless colt series 70 government 1911 grips, 1911 pistol, colt 1911. Figure 1 colt government model mkivseries 70 modelo. Well begin with a rather rare bird, a new colt mk iv series 70. The wood colt medallion grips are in good shape, although the right. Colt government model mk iv series 70 z33041 united. Sep 11, 2011 hi, my name isxxxxx would be glad to help you any way that i can by answering your question to the best of my ability. The value of a 1981 colt mkivseries 70 government 1911forum. But first a history lesson on the colt government model m1911 series 70 versus the series 80, and the controversy surrounding the latter. If you own a 1911, there is a good chance that this one is in better condition. Find the colt 1911 series 70 parts that youve been looking for to complete your repair project. However, i do prefer the solid series 80 bushing to the collet barrel bushing of the original series 70.

Should you buy or modify a series 80 or series 70 1911. The pistol has military style fixed sights, a standard hammer spur, and 1911 controls. In 1970, colt introduced the allsteel colt combat commander, with an optional model in satin nickel. Oct 31, 20 colts mk iv series 70 gold cup national match. Colt semidropin barrel 1911 government series 70 45 acp 1. The 70 series differs from the 80 series model with 70 series short trigger has a much faster firing rate than the 80 series. Information provided here is approximate, if you wish to support your investment with the purchase of a complete history and letter of authenticity for your firearm or for more information, please contact colts archive department. In effect, the return to the preseries 80 system at colt is a return to the series 70 style guns and earlier m1911a1s.

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