New Colt Series 70 stainless.

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  1. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    This is my fifth Colt, but my second built in the last 30 years.

    I wanted a blued series 70 Government model, but no one had them. To get my crack fix, I bought the stainless.
    I know people would think that you pay more for the Colt name, but she has some little differences that set her aside from some other production guns.

    The ejector is pinned (F U Springfield). It has the bowtie cut people crow about that is usually found in higher end guns. It has a nice little bevel in the disconnecter track. The back of the slide stop has a bevel at the bottom to keep it from rubbing the frame underneath it. Most all the little bits are bar stock.

    The only oddity I really found was the barrel while nicely polished, was not throated like all modern 1911's. I will have to check function with my favorite wadcutter load.

    My one little bug was the grips. I had a beautiful set of walnut grips on it, but they had the slot cut for an ambi safety. The only thing I hate on a 1911 more than an ambi safety, is a gun with no ambi and cut grips. The grips on it are a pair of original Colt series 70 grips I had in my box o grips. I was saving them for a blued gun, but I think it works.

    This is my last gun of the year, but by the middle of next year. I hope to have added a blued model and a Delta.

    This is actually my third stainless 1911. The other two being a Springfield GI, and a Remington R1s. While I like them all. This one is the nicest of the three.

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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Congrats!!!

    I recently picked up an SS Series 80 .38 Super. It's a handsome gun but I need to get rid of the black rubber grip panels for some walnut grip panels.
     
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    Classic beauty, congrats on a beautiful pistol. Enjoy it in health!
     
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    That looks great.

    Congrats!
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    Very nice.
    Congrats!
     
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    Nice Colt . I bought a blue one the week before they filed for chapter 11 and have been thinking about getting the stainless model also . Let us know how it shoots .
     
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    A great looking gun.

    Colt has gone to the current "dimpled" feed ramp. Looks a little funny but my current Colt's have feed everything I can find with no problems.
     
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    Very nice, Jason!
     
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    Man that's very nice. Congrats. :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks. Nice one. I still need to get a full sized gun in .38 Super.
    Rubber is not really by bag. It looks fine on most stainless guns, but that's about it. That nutmeg sports as some of the original full checkered walnut, though they only have the gold medallions. I'm not sure how they'd look on stainless.

    http://www.nutmegsports.com/store/product44.html

    That one has alluded me so far. I hope to giver her a run through this next week, weather permitting.

    You mean this?

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    It was a surprise. The last Colt I bought was a GC. It was fully throated and polished.
    That wasn't the only oddity this gun had. It seems they use a series 80 hammer in them. It has the shelf, but not the half cock.


    Thank you all for your comments.
     
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    Yep. Looks a little strange but works just fine.
     
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    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I really didn't know what to make of it. It looked nothing like a standard barrel now, and only a little like a GI barrel.

    I hope it feeds my wadcutters.
     
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    Very nice.

    Congrats!

    1911club#410
     
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    Nice Colt, congrats.
     
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    Thanks for that link !!!!!!!




    Those blue boxes from Colt are certainly addictive. I'd like another one or two......






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    Question about the Colts in .38Super......are the barrels made to fully support the case ?


    I've never examined one to see.
     
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    My Wiley Clapps also have the dimpled ramp barrels. Feeds three different JHPs thus far.
     
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    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Thanks all.

    No problem.

    Me too. They are addictive.

    As far as I know. The new Colt .38 Supers are not fully supported.
    I know my Combat Commander isn't.

    You may find this interesting.

    http://www.shootingtimes.com/reloading/super-powders-for-the-38-super/
     
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    I thought that the dimpled ramp barrels were series 80s.