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I just got a colt series 80 gold match cup

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by illrooster132, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. illrooster132

    illrooster132

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    I just got this colt today and is missing the front sight, how good are these? And what's a good value for a good condition pistol like this one?:wavey:
    I'm replacing the grips and I think I will go with the hi viz front sight:supergrin:
     
  2. sawgrass

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    Gotta post pics of a new one,...........:dunno:
     
  4. illrooster132

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    i hope i did a good buy at tyhe gun show today. this is the only thing in my range
    let me know how i did.:embarassed::embarassed:
     

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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Remove those grips and check underneath, they trap corrosion
    rather badly.

    Looks great.........
     
  6. illrooster132

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    i already checked and cleaned the gun . no rust or damage found. i just need the front sight to fire test it.
     
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  7. sawgrass

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    Congrats! Happy shootin'!

    Let us know how you like it.
     
  8. illrooster132

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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:

    I'd put a nice set of wood grips on that baby.
     
  10. illrooster132

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    I'm open for suggestions , I have some on my watch list of fleebay, dark and light checkered wood. What you suggest ?
     
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    Yeah, probably just something traditional like that.
     
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    Esmeralda grips,...........very classy!
     
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    I like my wood 1911 grips like I like my women......DD! (double diamond).
     
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    Congrats! How well you did? don't know, you won't tell us?:dunno:
     
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    Before you get grips you kind of need a front sight! I'd send the slide off to Novak's and get a new sight installed properly.
     
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    I don't know if it was a good deal . I paid $550.00 out the door, I need to find a good front sight.
     
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    Good deal even if you have to pay to have a front sight installed.
     
  19. illrooster132

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    I've seen other brands selling for 1200.00 at the gun show and could not resist this one at that price.
     
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    Colt would be your best bet. You can install it yourself if you care to.
    Will need a front sight staking tool, look for one at Brownells.