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Colt Officer's Model

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by clancy, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. clancy

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    My LGS has a Series 80 Officer's Model for sale. It is in very good shape, with just a little blueing wear at the muzzle. The priviosu owner had a 2 piece guide rod installed, and some trigger work done, too. It has about the nicest trigger I have ever found on a 1911. The asking price is $399. I know some guys swear by short barreled 1911's, and some swear at them.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. At that price I'd get it. My LGS has a officers stainless steel model for $800 series 80 so $400 difference is nice.
     


  3. cuba

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    Get it, you can't lose at that price even if you get it as an invesment, rapido, rapido, vamos, vamos, as they say if you snooze you loose.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  4. mikegc

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    For that price, jump on it. By the way, I paid a lot more than that for mine.

    Mike
     
  5. bac1023

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    I'm not big on 1911s that have been messed with, but I guess you can't lose at that price.
     
  6. Creatism

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    Get it


    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  7. ca survivor

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    I concur.
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Quit typing and go buy that damn thing! :supergrin:
     
  9. glockin-45

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    A Colt for 400 even a ser 80. I'd be all over that. Sure hope it does not say defender on the side.:supergrin:
     
  10. clancy

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    Well, I picked up the Officer's Model this afternoon. Took it out to the range, not a range really, just my back yard. In the first mag of WWB, I had 2 failure to feeds. The second mag had another 2. Ok, maybe it doesn't like WWB. I had a few Hydrashocks. Fired the first round, the second round failed to go into battery. I tried some Speer Gold Dots. Another failure to feed and a stove pipe in one mag. That is 7 malfunctions in 18 rounds. For a moment I thought I was shooting the Kimber I used to own. I am very glad my LGS has a 3 day return policy on used guns.
     
  11. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Ask the shop to lend you a different magazine to see first before returning the gun.
     
  12. clancy

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    I tried the Colt mag that came with it and the mag that came with my SR1911. No improvement.
     
  13. mikegc

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    Mine started doing the same thing about a year ago. I changed the recoil spring for around $8 and it has been just fine since then. I've heard those short slides are harder on springs but I'm no expert.

    Mike
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  14. bwvan

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    Get a single spring from Wilson, problem likely cured.
     
  15. paul45

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    Changing the recoil springs/spring and firing pin spring, changing mag springs, a clean and a lube should be done first, wouldn't you say?

    That is my standard when I purchase a used 1911, who knows how old/used those springs are.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012
  16. alanjr

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    please send the store contact info if you return the pistol

    Alan
     
  17. wayno

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    for what u paid id keep it:whistling:but that is just me!
     
  18. 1911ES

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    My VERY FIRST handgun ever was a 1983 Colt Officer's 1911 that I bought new that year, for $525.00. I sold it 5 years later for the same price !
    Inspect the barrel and feed ramp areas for wear. The guide rod exchange might alter the pistol reliability somewhat, depending on the quality and # of the spring.

    Quality magazines might also help to assist with any feeding issues. I currently use Wilson Combat magazines in my Kimber Ultra Raptor 1911 with the 3" barrel. No issues.
     
  19. ca survivor

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    for what you paid id keep it, you can make it run with new springs and a cleaning
     
  20. whats there to think about, why don't i ever come across those deals????