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24th July 2005, 02:34
Well, new to me! I always make a habit of checking every now and then in the local pawnshops, to see what they have on the shelf. Well, today I found a Series 80 Gov't Enhanced (blue) for $430. After talking them down, I left with it for $400 even. Had a little surface rust on the hammer (commander style), but I don't care about that, cause I already planned on gutting the hammer, sear, disconnector and doing a trigger job with the new parts. All in all, I think I made out like a bandit! It has the black rubber wrap arounds w/ the Colt medallions. Does have some honest holster wear, on the sharp edges. Serial is FR13xxxE. Any guesses as to age? I was already aware of the cheesy plastic trigger in the 80's, but I hadn't ever noticed that the MS Housing was plastic too. Oh well, guess the S&A checkered/arched MSH will be going in in it's place. I'll try to put a pic up tomorrow, since I know John will want to see! Going to shoot it tomorrow, I'll give you all a range report.
24th July 2005, 10:35
[Waynes World voice]Excellant...[/Waynes World voice] :)
24th July 2005, 11:37
Congrats on the purchase! $400-bucks is a fine buy! I'm thinking Colt didn't switch to nylon triggers/ MSH stuff until after the 1991's came out, so that may help date the pistol. Looking forward to a pic :D!
Nylon MSH used as early as the mid-'80s, my 1987 came with one.
24th July 2005, 11:48
Thanks for the info...that means there's at least four more years worth of my favorite trigger out there... :D!
Now the '87 did come with a steel trigger. You like the Nylon triggers, long or short?
24th July 2005, 12:08
The "long" one (even though they're definitely medium compared to the current 1991 length triggers!). Just have a thing about them; the length of pull w/ a arched MSH is perfect & they don't have any serrations. Just plain feel good & you can find them everywhere for a few bucks :D!
24th July 2005, 16:00
Hopefully this works, I've never posted a pic before, but here is the Colt. By the way, I'm no photographer... -Steve
24th July 2005, 19:27
Good deal on the Colt and yeah, you need to work on the photography skills just a bit.
25th July 2005, 20:07
Here is the end result of some informal shooting with it at 25 yds. Shot very well. I fired the shots using an improvised over barricade supported position. The 2 shots out are called fliers. It fed the SWC's without a hitch, and I am pretty happy with the accuracy. -Steve
26th July 2005, 05:33
Sweet!!! Much better photography too!!!
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