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Old 06-06-2012, 16:50   #1
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Best value for a 70 series 1911

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Old 06-06-2012, 17:12   #2
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Springfield Milspec or GI.
Forged frame and slide that any well known Gunsmith would be happy to work on.
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Old 06-06-2012, 18:01   #3
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An argument could be made for RIA also when looking at value. Or Ruger. Just depends on what is valuable to a person as far as looks, price etc.
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Old 06-06-2012, 19:21   #4
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See bac1023's 1911 Buyer's Guide for all of the info you need!
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Old 06-06-2012, 21:26   #5
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Are you looking for a GI replica or an enhanced gun for the range?

The Ruger, Desert Eagle, and STI Spartan are all great choices.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:14   #6
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Springfield Milspec or GI.
Forged frame and slide that any well known Gunsmith would be happy to work on.
That Milspec looks like what I'm thinking I want. Very nice.

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See bac1023's 1911 Buyer's Guide for all of the info you need!
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Are you looking for a GI replica or an enhanced gun for the range?

The Ruger, Desert Eagle, and STI Spartan are all great choices.
I'm not particular, slightly enhanced I guess. I hate front serrations on the slide.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:55   #7
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A used Colt Series 70?

As far as I know, nobody makes a Series 70 but Colt.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:01   #8
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Springfield Milspec or GI.
Forged frame and slide that any well known Gunsmith would be happy to work on.
+1 Great recommendation! I like the MilSpec a little better.
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Value? If it were me, I'd go with the STI Spartan.
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A used Colt Series 70?

As far as I know, nobody makes a Series 70 but Colt.
I meant a 1911 without the firing pin safety. Should have been more specific.
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I'd get a Colt 70 repro
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:52   #12
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RIA and SA produce extremely well made 1911 pistols at a very reasonable price point. The RIA I bought last year has been in every way excellent. The SA-GI I bought recently is outstanding. Both were bought used, the RIA being $280 and the SA-Gi being $425. If you want a Ser. 70 type collet bushing arrangement, COLT still produces that version but of course the price is much higher. Quality, on target results, etc., would almost certainly be equal. JMHO. Sincerely. Brucev.

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RIA and SA produce extremely well made 1911 pistols at a very reasonable price point. The RIA I bought last year has been in every way excellent. The SA-GI I bought recently is outstanding. Both were bought used, the RIA being $280 and the SA-Gi being $425. If you want a Ser. 70 type collet bushing arrangement, COLT still produces that version but of course the price is much higher. Quality, on target results, etc., would almost certainly be equal. JMHO. Sincerely. Brucev.
I don't think they are still making them with the collet bushing.
As far as I know they phases that out in the early 80's. I know there are some series 80 Gold Cups floating around with them.

People seemed to think there were a problem with the bushing. I still shoot my Series 70 with the collet bushing. I have never had a problem with it. Though that may be because I know the correct way to field strip it.
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