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26th March 2005, 02:51
I recently purchased a Colt 45 and had a few questions since I cannot seem to find any info on the web using my specific model/serial number. Thanks in advance for any extra info about my new Colt.
I know this gun is a custom shop Colt and have the test target sheet in the box but cannot find any extra info regarding the "CY" suffix of the model number. The info I have is provided below.
Colt Special Combat Government Carry 45
26th March 2005, 05:50
Is your gun deep blue with the black wood grips? I think that these were only made for one or two years. They came with a Smith & Alexander grip safety and night sites. My buddy bought one new in 1997. I have seen one other one at a gunshow a few months ago. He paid $1200 back in 1997 and it was worth every penny. They are indeed Custom Shop pistols. Beautiful Royal Blue finish like a Gold Cup. We took the gun and my Gold Cup Trophy (Very early SN) out and shot the snot out of them. Both Custom Shop guns. No malfunctions at all, they just ran and ran. You will definately not be dissappointed. Post a few pictures if you can. I hav not seen my buddy in months or I would take some pictures of his and post.
26th March 2005, 05:54
By the way, I think that the "CY" suffix has something to do with "Carry Model". They do make a Special Combat Government Competition Model that is still in production and on Colt's web site. They are now only called the Special Combat Government. When the Carry model was available they were distinguished by "Carry" model and "Competition" model.
I hope that this is helpful.
26th March 2005, 13:46
Thanks so much for the replies. To answer your question, yes, my Colt is deep blue with the black wood grips and has night sights. It also came with white (perhaps ivory) grips as well. Here is a link to see two photos of my piece. In addition, I negotiated the price down to a solid grand...I assume that is a great price for this gun.
I'd like to know what year it was manufactured and the series (70, 80, etc).
26th March 2005, 17:36
Someone has added the white grips, they were not included originally. It is definately series 80. You can confirm this by locking back the slide and looking underneath it. It will have the plunger that makes it a series 80. You can call Colt's and give them the serial number. They will be able to tell you when it was produced. If I had the money and came across one in like new condition, such as you did, I would not hesitate to make the purchase. Just looking at the test target that came with it is enough to assure you that it was a wise purchase. Have you shot it yet? I bet you can't get it to malfunction if no one has messed with it. Good luck with your gem.
26th March 2005, 17:53
Thanks again for the info. I did see the firing pin plunger as you stated. I have not fired it as of yet, but will tomorrow at the range. This piece was bought from a collector who is going through some financial difficulties, and he keeps his pistols in A1 shape.
I heard this pistol, new, went for around $1500. Is this true.
26th March 2005, 18:00
I believe that my buddy paid about $1200. MSRP was more, but I don't remember exactly how much. They are sweet shooting pistols. You will not be disappointed. Let me know how it goes at the range.
26th March 2005, 18:27
What a great piece! Would you believe with Colts recent price increase the MSRP is now 2000.$ :eek:
26th March 2005, 19:08
Wow...I guess I really lucked out. The Colt website lists a "CM" model but I cannot find what my "CY" suffix means.
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