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SCORE ! Blued 1976 Series 70 Government

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ArmoryDoc, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. ArmoryDoc

    ArmoryDoc

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    Thanks Harold. Your dads gun has gone to a good home. :wavey:

    Brought it home and carefully disassembled each part, cleaned with Hoppes and gave a good wipe down with Weaponshield. She is pristine, just like advertised. This gives me an original mfg. Series 70 and a 2011 Series 70 to go with my small collection of Colts.

    Anyone thinking of doing business with Harold Mayo, he's a good guy. Thanks again !

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  2. glockin-45

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    Congrats! You found a very nice one there!:cool:
     

  3. Tim151515

    Tim151515 iHeartGuns

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    Wow, that's beautiful.

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  5. Hokie1911

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    a hearty "congratulations", and a dose of envy. My first centerfire pistol was a 1976 series 70, brand new.
     
  7. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    Very nice.
    You do know that the trigger is not the original ?
     
  8. countrygun

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    Say what? it is identical to the '76 I had. I purchased it new during the 76-77 Xmas break.

    :dunno:
     
  9. ArmoryDoc

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    Thanks guys. She's a sweety. I almost can't bring myself to shoot it. :)

    Sorry Jim. It's all original. Check production models during that time frame.
     
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    congrats! great find
     
  11. ArmoryDoc

    ArmoryDoc

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    I really like the NRM on the gun too. The smaller letters are really elegant. Anyone else have some Series 70's you'd like to show off ? Love me some ole slabsides. :)
     
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    congrats! great find and trigger is original to that time period, enjoy
     
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    that is a fine 1911, nice pickup:wavey:
     
  14. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    Congratulations are in order my good man.

    Just something about a Colt!
     
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Good find indeed!!! I scored a well used but still functional 1974 a couple of months back. Yeah, the trigger is factory.

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  16. ArmoryDoc

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    That gun had some use. I like the looks of a gun that's been used but not abused. How is the accuracy with the collet bushing ?
     
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    Congrats!

    Looks great.


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    That's how they are supposed to look. :thumbsup:
     
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    CA Escapee Finally!

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    Very nice. I've got a '76 large-letter shooter. Your trigger looks the same as mine.

    Bill