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Questions about Colt MK IV 80 Series Government

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ddss33, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. ddss33

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    So I've got a stainless Colt MK IV 80 Series Government 1911 on hold at a local gun shop. I haven't seen it yet in person (only online photos), but they rate it at 92%. I believe it is the 1911 and not the 1991 because it has two lines of roll marks on the slide and not three.

    They want $635 for it.

    I'm not super knowledgeable on 1911s, but have been looking for a decent one for range time. I'm not going to be doing a lot of mods to it.

    First off, does that seem like a good deal? and second, what are things to look for, i.e. damage, etc?

    Thanks!
     

  2. bac1023

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    I'd have to see it first.

    92% isn't all that great to be honest.
     
  3. ddss33

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    well, without you seeing it in person either, here are the photos I am going by...

    Let me know what you think.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  4. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    That will clean up just fine...I would get it add new fire control parts a beavertail and bead blast it then a tritium front...
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If it's in decent shape, then the price is OK. I personally would see if I can knock another $50 or more off. MkIV Colts weren't made during the best time in Colt's modern history.
     
  6. That's about what a new Springfield Mil-spec is running. I don't care for the series 80 colts though...
     
  7. bac1023

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    Yeah, since its a Series 80, I think that price should come down slightly.

    The Series 80 guns don't hold their value like the Series 70 guns.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    All true statements above,.......but do not pass over a series 80.
    Great value in these, and triggers can be made to shoot with the best series 70 triggers.

    Here's my series 80 Commander tweaked by Chuck Rogers

    [​IMG]
     
  9. ddss33

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    Thanks for all the responses. I have to do some serious thinking about it. This isn't really a store that does "bargaining". The price is what it is generally with them. May have to take a pass.

    My CZ97 has been at CZ for 5 weeks now and I may just be getting the jonez for a nice, large, all metal .45. Though I would like to pick up a decent 1911. Seems like it's slim pickins around here for 1911s.
     
  10. 1911ES

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    Nice looking Colt. The price needs to come down a bit. From the pictures, it looks to be 85-90%... but I'm a perfectionist with my pistols.
    Need pictures of the internal parts... barrel, feed ramp, spring, etc.

    How many rounds have been through it ... :dunno:
     
  11. bac1023

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    Yeah, I wouldn't buy it at that price for that condition.