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Thread: Wanting info on .40S&W 1992 Colt 1911

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    Wanting info on .40S&W 1992 Colt 1911

    I bought a Colt MK IV Series 80 1911 in .40S&W. I was told it was made in 1992 and was a short production. I would appreciate any information you can give me about it. Thank you.

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    I have no knowledge, but I would enjoy a picture or two. Sounds like a rare model. I've never seen one in .40S&W

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    You can call Colt Customer Service and give them the serial number. They should be able to tell you when it was made, and perhaps a little bit more.

    800-962-COLT (2658)

    Please post back if you find out anything.
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    You can look at Walt's model number list....

    http://www.1911timewarp.com/ModelNumbers.htm

    As to how many were made? Good luck. I even got a letter on my Gold Cup Commander and it did not say how many were made and the lady told me it might not when I ordered it.
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    It needed a little work but here it is now. And thanks for the links and phone number.

    colt1.jpg

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    Is that a flat rib on the top of the slide? That should make it some sort of "Enhanced" model.
    Hawkmoon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    Is that a flat rib on the top of the slide? That should make it some sort of "Enhanced" model.
    Hawk - I'll just chime in and yes that is an Enhanced Model. I had a Colt Defender in .40S&W. It was a very reliable and accurate pistol and am sorry to have sold it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric4509 View Post
    Hawk - I'll just chime in and yes that is an Enhanced Model. I had a Colt Defender in .40S&W. It was a very reliable and accurate pistol and am sorry to have sold it.
    Today's carry gun is a Colt Lightweight Officers ACP Enhanced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    Is that a flat rib on the top of the slide? That should make it some sort of "Enhanced" model.
    It also has an "E" suffix in the serial number, which is consistent with an Enhanced model.

    The thumb safety is not original. Wilson Combat. The aftermarket slide stop is probably from the same source as well. I think the grip safety is a newer type than what Colt would have been using in the mid 1990s (it took them a while to "adopt" the memory pad) but I can't be sure. Also, I'd like to see a better picture of the barrel bushing, which seems to protrude more than the plug, so maybe it's double-thick.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    It has a flat rib on top. It had an LPA sight when I bought it and I sent it to Novak and had white dot sights installed. I took the original ambi-thumb safety and slide stop off and replaced them with Wilson parts. The beavertail is original. It had light scratches so I had my gunsmith brush the whole gun. The serial number starts with GF and ends with E.

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