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ddss33
02-11-2012, 18:19
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!

camelotkid
02-11-2012, 18:22
I'd buy it at that price

bac1023
02-11-2012, 20:16
I'd have to see it first.

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

ddss33
02-11-2012, 20:27
well, without you seeing it in person either, here are the photos I am going by...

Let me know what you think.

Mayhem like Me
02-11-2012, 21:31
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...

fnfalman
02-11-2012, 21:36
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.

MStarmer
02-12-2012, 04:43
That's about what a new Springfield Mil-spec is running. I don't care for the series 80 colts though...

bac1023
02-12-2012, 04:52
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.

faawrenchbndr
02-12-2012, 07:15
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

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/RogersPrecisionColtCommanderpic2.jpg

brisk21
02-12-2012, 08:04
Id offer him $600 out the door.

ddss33
02-12-2012, 08:26
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.

1911ES
02-12-2012, 08:48
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:

bac1023
02-12-2012, 09:22
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.



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