You can contact the seller by clicking on the seller's nickname. Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought? Hooper probably explain the Series 70 and Series 80 difference better than I, so please give their wonderful article a look as well by clicking on the link below: My understanding is that this is a sporadic problem associated with too tight a clearance in some weapons. If done by someone that knows 1911s. The thumb-safety has a King's Gun Works logo. Based on the last 3 of the serial number B70 it apears it was made in 1979. If you own a 1911, there is a good chance that this one is in better condition.
Model Colt Custom Shop 1994-98. Maybe it's not a big deal, but the 70 barrel is cut down behind the muzzle so the collet bushing relaxes it's grip so you can draw the slide back, but not so much that the barrel is too loose. Do any of you guys have any experience with another option or site that may be able to research Colt serial numbers for date of manufacture, etc. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss. The frame has a light mark under the slide stop and light handling wear on the bottom of the trigger guard. They just make that jet black 38 Colt Super jump out of there presentation wooden and felt box! Does it have Colt markings on the receiver? As a new member to this forum it is nice to hear from fellow enthusiasts. Double click on the zoomed image to zoom out.
This is though to be the finial inspectors stamp. The numbers do not appear in most of the serial number tables which haven't been updated in years but there really isn't anything rare about the newer version- especially if it isn't completely original anymore. Combat series 80 for competition, carry models, Elites, Lightweights and the like. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words. On the frame should be the following: On the right side of the frame should be the Colt address, right above the grip. The bushing shows light tool marks.
Assuming you plan to shoot it, I would find a replacement collet bushing to keep in the box with it. We also offer for our customers a layaway option. Apparently, not if it adversely impacts a great single-action trigger. We want you, the customer to be fully satisfied with your purchase from us. I have four Series 80 Colts, and none of them has anything stamped on the frame under the grip panels. The arched serrated housings are widely available if you want to put it back to original assuming the flat one is wrong. The rear sight is a flat top-square notched Bo-Mar adjustable sight which is dovetailed to the slide.
I the Buyer will not hold Kaiser Ordinance Inc. The complete Colt factory serial number records show Colt Ace Model. Finish is equally nice on these two examples, and slide-to-frame fit is exceedingly tight, as is the barrel-to-bushing fit. The terms to be worked out on an individual basis per customer. Hammers were always 'white' on the sides but triggers were either all blued or white on the sides. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area.
One note of caution: Pay careful attention to re-assembly after cleaning. Just in case you didn't know, '2nd generation' means a current-production repro of the original. Does it have the firing pin safety levers? For simplification, these terms of sale apply to all business names used by Kaiser Ordinance, Inc. On the right front side of the trigger guard should be a letter stamp. This is a beautiful Series 70 with about 97% of its blue finish remaining.
Please check us out on: Facebook at: Patreon at: Our new web page at: See the Affiliates page for other useful links. The strain of flexing causes the fingers to break off, and when it does that jams the slide potentially rendering the gun temporarily unusable. We the seller, will not assume any responsibility or liability if this firearm is to be shot or used in any way. There is no notable wear or damage to the grips. The exterior of the box has been printed to give it a wooden appearance. Some parts were made but no complete pistols.
The right flat has a couple spots of finish loss toward the front. A flat, checkered housing smells like a replacement to me, probably done for or by the original owner. The barrel and hammer have light operational wear. The fingers had a tendency to break off and jam the pistol. . I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. Here is another photo from Hooper Gun Works that illustrates one of the modifications made, in this case to the hammer: Notched Series 70 hammer on left; shelved Series 80 hammer on right Note: There is a competing firing pin block design out there for the M1911 in which the firing pin block is deactivated by the grip safety rather than the trigger.