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Gbannan
12-06-2012, 18:56
My new series 70. I've been after one for a while. Merry Christmas to me...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/07/rabe9a9u.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/07/madypehu.jpg

faawrenchbndr
12-06-2012, 19:00
sAWEEt

The perfect, absolutely stunning, timeless Colt. :drool:

harleytech
12-06-2012, 19:01
Very Nice...!!!!
I want one too...

Steel Head
12-06-2012, 19:02
That's nice!

SPIN2010
12-06-2012, 19:04
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. :cool:

Gbannan
12-06-2012, 19:10
Thanks all. Can't wait to shoot it.

Gbannan
12-06-2012, 19:12
Wanted the classic firing system found in the 70.

matt_lowry123
12-06-2012, 20:49
Looks really good!! I have one and really like it.

TxGlock9
12-06-2012, 20:55
Probably the only Colt I'd own.

Black&TAN
12-06-2012, 21:29
Nice! CONGRATS!

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Rally Vincent
12-06-2012, 23:19
I've cut up countless of those babes for custom builds. You can't go wrong. Send it to Novak with your custom spec requirements. You'll have a one of a kind fighting machine when they are done.

KillStick
12-07-2012, 00:05
Nice score.

fnfalman
12-07-2012, 01:04
Merry Christmas indeed!!!

bac1023
12-07-2012, 02:05
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

:tree:

harleytech
12-07-2012, 06:49
I've cut up countless of those babes for custom builds. You can't go wrong. Send it to Novak with your custom spec requirements. You'll have a one of a kind fighting machine when they are done.

I'd leave it just the way it is...
JMHO....:whistling:

Gbannan
12-07-2012, 07:07
Thanks guys. I had started another thread about Rock Island Armory and their 1911's. I wanted one because I was on a tight budget...

That was the case before a found this gem.

MajorD
12-07-2012, 08:33
Call me a snob but other than semi customs the only 1911 I will own are colts. Have 4 right now. I say if you want extra crap on your gun( Beaver tails round hammers etc) it makes sense to just get one that way from the start. When I started shooting 30 years ago there were not the choices we have today on factory guns. Buying a colt and hacking it up was the only option - how things have changed!

Gbannan
12-07-2012, 12:44
Call me a snob but other than semi customs the only 1911 I will own are colts. Have 4 right now. I say if you want extra crap on your gun( Beaver tails round hammers etc) it makes sense to just get one that way from the start. When I started shooting 30 years ago there were not the choices we have today on factory guns. Buying a colt and hacking it up was the only option - how things have changed!

Its staying as is. Trust me.

teleblaster
12-07-2012, 18:04
Absolutely beautiful. I get 1911 fever every so often; am just fighting off a bout right now. I don't need one even slightly, and then think maybe a moderately priced, decent looking GI style would satisfy me. Then I see pictures of this. I'm fortunate I've never seen one in a store. I don't think I could resist.

Congratulations.

sappy13
12-07-2012, 18:12
I like, congrats

billy396
12-07-2012, 18:20
I have one just like that chambered in .38 Super and also one that's chambered in 9MM, as well as two in .45ACP. I've wanted to replace the sights on these beautiful pistols for quite some time, as they are the smallest sights that I own on any handguns. Can anyone direct me to a company which makes decent sights to fit the Colt dovetail that can also be seen by my aging eyes? I find it hard to pick up black on black sights such as those found on my 70 Series Gold Cup. I find that 3-dot sights of one form or another are easier to see. Anyone have good recommendations?

ArmoryDoc
12-07-2012, 18:29
Novaks.

http://www.novaksights.com/novak.html

SigFTW
12-07-2012, 19:06
Very Nice!!!

Gbannan
12-07-2012, 19:20
This is my first Colt 1911. It's going to be a shooter no doubt. Is there a break in period for this puppy? Hopefully no hang ups..

My Springfield was fine right out if the box with no issues.

matt_lowry123
12-07-2012, 20:30
You should be good to go!! I usually take a few different brands to see if any have a problem functioning. Over the years I've bought a few different types of HP and will run a mag or two through it. I'll use the HP last when the gun is the dirtiest. I figure if there's a problem, that's when it'll jam.

glockin-45
12-07-2012, 20:48
Congrats! Very nice, keep it stock. You won't be sorry.:cool:

Rally Vincent
12-08-2012, 07:35
I'd leave it just the way it is...
JMHO....:whistling:

Chop, chop, chop.

Gbannan
12-09-2012, 13:47
Took her to the range yesterday and ran 100 rds of Remington 230 grain FMJ. The gun ran well, but its going to take some real range time to get decent with it. Besides some erratic ejection the gun ran great.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/10/y6a5ahah.jpg

My first target with the gun at 7 yards or so. Not horrible but not great either considering how close I was.

Glockdude1
12-09-2012, 14:01
:wow:

Gbannan
12-09-2012, 20:07
Now time to clean. I've used ballistol on all my firearms in the past. I was doing some research and I know these guns like to run "wet". Do you guys use an all around CLP like ballistol or are you guys using some type of grease on the rails?

faawrenchbndr
12-09-2012, 20:32
I use SlideGlide on rails & Slip 2000 EWL everywhere else

Gbannan
12-09-2012, 20:45
I'll have to do some more research on slide glide. Thanks.

ca survivor
12-10-2012, 07:31
Very nice, CONGRATS!

Glock1963
12-12-2012, 19:30
What's generally considered a "fair" price for one of these, a grand?

Gbannan
12-12-2012, 19:47
What's generally considered a "fair" price for one of these, a grand?

Pretty damn close, at least where I am.

Glock1963
12-12-2012, 20:21
I am pretty sure I saw one locally (Illinois) for $999.00 so I guess that's not too out of line.

They're sure nice looking.

fnfalman
12-13-2012, 09:38
What's generally considered a "fair" price for one of these, a grand?

I'd say about $900 if the store were to wheel & deal.

RJHUB
12-29-2012, 20:36
First handgun I purchased. Shot about 200 times and
went back to LGS and asked old guy why it was still denting some cases and tight. He said I need to shoot a coupe thousand rounds before it will shoot good.
He was right. Still one of my favorite.

Congrats.

Keep it wet and wiped down.
Dont put up with fingerprints on it.

sawgrass
12-29-2012, 20:52
The one that I bought a week ago was listed at $950.
It was on consignment from one of the gun shop employees.
He likes me, and came down to $850.

glock2740
12-29-2012, 20:57
Congrats! :cool:

Gbannan
12-29-2012, 21:23
First handgun I purchased. Shot about 200 times and
went back to LGS and asked old guy why it was still denting some cases and tight. He said I need to shoot a coupe thousand rounds before it will shoot good.
He was right. Still one of my favorite.

Congrats.

Keep it wet and wiped down.
Dont put up with fingerprints on it.

Yea i'm seeing dented brass and getting dinged in the face with brass. Adjusted the extractor so i'll see how that turns out.

And yes i keep her wiped down...