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Colt 80 series question.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Nutt51, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. The main difference between the Colt 70 and 80 series
    1911's being the differences of the internal safeties.
    Is there custom smith work or parts out there that can be
    used to convert an 80's series to the 70's style. Thanks.

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    In my shop
    You can get a spacer that replaces the guts in the frame to take out the Series 80 safety. The slide you can just take out the plunger and spring and run it without it.

    I know some folks will scoff at the idea of running the slide without the plunger as it leaves a hole in the slide that leads to the firing pin area. So what! I have been doing it for years on training guns that get a lot of rounds and have never had an issue with it, not even once.


    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    In my shop
    Thanks CMG, I was looking the part up as you posted and couldn't find it. Thanks!
  4. I've used this filler plate before but I also have a series 80 that is stock.
    Shoots well, trigger is acceptable.
    Other than the little added work on disassembly and reassembly why do you want to get rid of the firing pin block?
  5. zdragon23c

    zdragon23c s&w&me

    Dec 23, 2007
    here's my neutered series80.

  6. MD357


    Jul 13, 2008
    :faint: :rofl: OH NOES!!! I've seen that done before aswell.

    My carry gun is built on a S80 Colt, the trigger job is awesome so it never bothered me. Personally, I don't think the FPS is needed but oh well, it's tough to find good Colt base guns nowdays for a decent price.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2010