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Nutt51
03-01-2010, 12:58
The main difference between the Colt 70 and 80 series
1911's being the differences of the internal safeties.
Is there custom smith work or parts out there that can be
used to convert an 80's series to the 70's style. Thanks.

HAIL CAESAR
03-01-2010, 14:45
You can get a spacer that replaces the guts in the frame to take out the Series 80 safety. The slide you can just take out the plunger and spring and run it without it.

I know some folks will scoff at the idea of running the slide without the plunger as it leaves a hole in the slide that leads to the firing pin area. So what! I have been doing it for years on training guns that get a lot of rounds and have never had an issue with it, not even once.

CMG
03-01-2010, 14:59
The filler plates are inexpensive and do a good job... they are available from a number of sources, and as H'C' said, they simply replace the two small levers in the frame. Here's a link to one source:

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=3134/k=/t=S/mfg=/Products/Frame-Slot-Fillers

HAIL CAESAR
03-01-2010, 15:02
Thanks CMG, I was looking the part up as you posted and couldn't find it. Thanks!

Jim S.
03-01-2010, 20:46
I've used this filler plate before but I also have a series 80 that is stock.
Shoots well, trigger is acceptable.
Other than the little added work on disassembly and reassembly why do you want to get rid of the firing pin block?

zdragon23c
03-01-2010, 23:19
here's my neutered series80.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f195/52dragon/P1040774.jpg

MD357
03-01-2010, 23:32
I know some folks will scoff at the idea of running the slide without the plunger as it leaves a hole in the slide that leads to the firing pin area. So what! I have been doing it for years on training guns that get a lot of rounds and have never had an issue with it, not even once.

:faint: :rofl: OH NOES!!! I've seen that done before aswell.

My carry gun is built on a S80 Colt, the trigger job is awesome so it never bothered me. Personally, I don't think the FPS is needed but oh well, it's tough to find good Colt base guns nowdays for a decent price.