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Old 04-09-2012, 21:20   #1
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Quick range report on Colt MkIV Series 70

I bought this pistol for a lark, but then it turned out to be a hell of a shooter. Since that it's a MkIV Series 70, my guess is somewhere between 1970 and 1976. It's fairly well worn but still shoots like a dream, smallish GI-style sight and all. There is something to that collet-style barrel bushing after all.

Finish, though worn, was well done back in the days with matte on the round surfaces and polished on the flats.

Trigger feels stock but lighter and smoother due to age and use. It points low for me as typical of all M1911s in my hands. Too bad the grip panels aren't original, but still look and feel good in the hands.

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Old 04-09-2012, 21:24   #2
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I tried for a "shoulder" shot (aka winging the target). First shot was a flyer, but the rest were to point of aim.

I bought my Delta Elite along with the P7 PSP and P228 for some good old fashion German-American fun.

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Old 04-09-2012, 21:29   #3
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I used to own the same gun. I bought it used in the early 90's. It didn't have any magazines and it was scratched to heck. I remember I paid $250.00 for it, I bought it from a widow that knew a coworker of mine. I wish I would have kept it.

That was the only 1911 I have ever had that had an accurized barrel and bushing. I didn't feel it was any more accurate than my Springfield 1911.

BTW, congrats on the purchase.
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Old 04-10-2012, 00:24   #4
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Nice pics. I have one of those also. Back in the day (late 70's and 80's) it was my most heavily shot center fire pistol.

Jeff Cooper always slammed the split barrel bushing for being a breakage waiting to happen and advocated people replace it with a solid, but I never had any issues. I suppose if you shot it hard enough it would have more potential to break than a solid would.

Most of the old timers then were used to shooting old worn out WWII era surplus 1911's and gave it the reputation as a pistol "you couldn't hit the broadside of a barn with" but out of the box the Series 70 put that notion to rest...it was super accurate.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:00   #5
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:16   #6
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I wish I would run across one of those to purchase as a lark.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:41   #7
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Nice gun and good shooting FN.

I had one of those Colts back in the day. Bought it NIB, satin nickel finish and pachmayr grips. I was in an IPSC club back then and I shot the snot out of that gun. All it did was work.

I couldn't hit anything with it, but then I couldn't hit anything with anything else either.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:00   #8
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Cool pic of the tiny sights.

Nice gun. I wound't mind one of those
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:15   #9
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Colt still makes the 70 series and there great pistols. They run about $900 new. A good bargian 1911 thats a real Colt. I prefer this type for defence work.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:31   #10
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Very nice fnfalman
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:15   #11
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Nice Falman.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:22   #12
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Very nice Series 70 sir. Just wishin' I would have kept mine.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:10   #13
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It was a good fine, that's for sure. Not bad for $400. The gun is well worn, but still plenty functional.
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