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Thread: Colt's Stainless Mark IV/Series 70

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    Great article and a welcome one for those of us who own one of the originals from the 70s - contemplating whether we might be happy with the new productions.

    For comparison, here is my Colt's MKIV/Series 70 Government Model 45 ACP manufactured in late 1970.



    Those larger sights on the new version would be a welcome addition for my 80 year old eyes.

    OJ KING
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    Quote Originally Posted by OJ
    Great article and a welcome one for those of us who own one of the originals from the 70s - contemplating whether we might be happy with the new productions.

    For comparison, here is my Colt's MKIV/Series 70 Government Model 45 ACP manufactured in late 1970.

    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25.../P3130001A.jpg

    Those larger sights on the new version would be a welcome addition for my 80 year old eyes.

    OJ,
    Your photograph of your original Series 70 is what prompted me to immediately purchase the blued re-issue when it showed up at my local gun shop. The two that I owned in the early 1970s looked exactly like yours, and I have lamented for 25+ years on my letting them go. Thanks again for your photo, your comments, and for allowing me to "re-live" what it was like to own a classic.
    Steve
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    Had I read this review earlier in my membership here, I would not have waited so long to purchase my Series 70...excellent write up.
    Thank you,

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio Vista Slim
    Radar and tombstone,

    Thank you very much for your kind words.



    I stated in my test of the stainless Series 70 that I had owned two of the original Series 70 pistols in the early 1970s. I suppose that I feel a sense of nostalgia whenever I carry or shoot my new, blued Series 70. The quality of both guns is exceptional.



    As you can see, I changed out the originally issued Chip McCormick grips with the ones pictured here. These are slightly thinner than the issued ones, and they feature the gold Colt medallion.
    Who makes those grips Rio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustoff '68
    Who makes those grips Rio?
    Al,
    Thank you for your kind words about my review.
    I'll check with the gun store owner here and find out who makes them, and whether or not the maker can have these available to everyone. My understanding is that he sells a lot of grips at gun shows, and offers this local dealer some pretty nice deals. Those particular grips cost me $42.00.

    When I find out, I'll PM you with the information.
    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rio Vista Slim
    Al,
    Thank you for your kind words about my review.
    I'll check with the gun store owner here and find out who makes them, and whether or not the maker can have these available to everyone. My understanding is that he sells a lot of grips at gun shows, and offers this local dealer some pretty nice deals. Those particular grips cost me $42.00.

    When I find out, I'll PM you with the information.
    Thank you Rio....I will buy a set once the details are received...gotta' love the Series 70...had no idea Colt was offering this kind of quality and historical accuracy...waiting on a pending sale of a XD 45, and I will than purchase a blue Series 70.

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    Great info for one (like myself) who has not yet acquired a 1911.
    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmag
    Great info for one (like myself) who has not yet acquired a 1911.
    Many thanks.
    bmag,
    Thank you. Both of my Colt Mark IV/Series 70 current production pistols continue to be accurate, reliable firearms. I appreciate the fact that you took a look at the review, and hope that it assists you in your pursuit of a quality 1911.
    Steve
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    Great write up! And pistol looks great....
    Invest in quality!Buy Colts! NRA Lifetime Member.
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    Great Post!

    One of these days, I'll buy another Colt for the stable.

    Atreides

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