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5th December 2004, 20:48
ok, so after searching these threads and checking the info available on John's other site i think i've got a handle on the S-70/S-80 thing but maybe you guys can enlighten me a bit more on a piece i'm considering
it's a Colt custom gun shop Ser. 80 NM Mk 4 in matte stnls
i realize the nat match has a few accuracy enhancments but does the "custom gun shop" go one step further ie hand fitting etc
very dear price and dont want to make big mistake!
21st December 2004, 21:09
well i finally got pics and info back from seller and talked my 13yr old daughter into helping me get them here :o
pretty obvious what a "custom shop" is
don't think its a gun for me but i thought you all might like a look
21st December 2004, 23:48
Nice looking NM.
I read one blurb that the MK IV was not Mark 4 but was an inscription to honor one of the Colt engineers ( Mark or Mike Ivey) and then promptly lost the site and haven't been able to find it again. Maybe John knows where I saw that.
If you don't purchase the weapon, let me know where it is and how much via Private Message and I'll look into it.
Thanks.........Jeff :D :D
21st December 2004, 23:57
Sorry, haven't the faintest idea.
But such a gesture on behalf of Colt, I sincerely doubt it.
29th December 2004, 15:38
I don't think that gun came from the Colt Custom Shop. Colt does some one-off stuff, but the parts selection, and other details don't seem right. For instance, it's a Series 80 gun, but the rear sight is not set back as Colt does with S80 Bo-Mar sight installations. I haven't seen a Colt with a Brown beavertail; all the ones I've seen have had S&A beavertails. I've never seen a Colt product with an extended slide stop, Dlask trigger, etc. It might be a great gun, but probably not from the Colt.
29th December 2004, 19:03
tx for your input rick. as i'm fairly new to the 1911 , i wasn't sure what i was looking at :o
i like the look of the piece overall but don't care for the comp. up front,for me i don't see the use for it,i'm sure its a good shooter but it looks clumsy
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