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Colt MK IV Govt. 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by JGguns, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. JGguns

    JGguns

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    Can any tell me about this gun, Colt MK IV Govt Series 80 model in stainless. Is there a differance between this and a regular Govt model? I have a chnce to pick up a LNIB with no box for 750 and thought it may be a nice addition to the collection
     
  2. seanmac45

    seanmac45 CLM

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    Series 80 just means it has a passive firing pin safety. Plunger holds firing pin in place until the trigger moves rearward. Designed to prevent discharge should the gun be dropped.

    I don't like them, but many people do and carry them with no problems.

    Price sounds good, and it could make a great base for a custom build later on.

    Good luck with it.
     


  3. paul45

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    I disagree. 750 for a MKIV series 80 with no box? Too much for me. I personally would buy a new 1991 NRM or for a hundred more a new series 70 Gov't.
     
  4. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    The series 80 is a good 1911. I prefer an all stock Colt with the exception of a commander type hammer. The passive safety cannot really be felt unless the trigger is finely tuned and can be a good thing in a carry gun.

    $750 not a great price but is not a rip off either.