Should I buy this Colt 1911?

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    I think that when the BoMars were set on top of the slide like that even though not actually recessed into the slide with the typical "BoMar Cut" - the rear dovetail still had to be enlarged with a dovetail file.
    And then the extra high front sight was usually hard Silver Soldered on.
    I am on Mrs QKs Rinky Dinky little ACER LapTop right now so it's difficult to tell. The rear dovetail appears to be enlongated over what would be a factory standard dovetail...but, I also sure could be wrong.
    A nice larger, crisper pic sure would help or...a different monitor for me.


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    QK, if you enlarge the picture fully, it doesn't look like the slide has been modified to me, but I could be wrong too.
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    An afterthought.

    Really even a Colt frame with a botched frame feed ramp is not the major problem that it used to be.

    Now you can simply have the frame milled out in a fairly basic milling operation and there is a replacement steel frame feed ramp that can be installed into the milled cut. EGW makes it (I think)

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    Quote Originally Posted by OperatorJ View Post
    Have the opportunity to pick up this Colt Mk IV Series 80 1911 for $300... What do you guys think? I don't know much about 1911s. The gun is in good condition and shows only minor wear and tear. Thoughts? Recommendations?

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    It is worth MORE than $300 just as a parts gun.

    If it shoots ok you will be stealing that gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    No! Do not touch it! In fact, get the guy's name and phone number, send it to me and i'll contact him and see that it is not available to tempt you any longer!
    You, sir, are a very funny man! However, request denied. I will not have the chance to fire the gun before purchasing it, but I can (and will) function check it. Even if its not in the best shape, it seems these guns usually fetch around $600, some upwards of $800 depending on exact model/extras, etc. I've always wanted a 1911 (I love US military history and guns), and this may be the opportunity to pick up one for a steal of a price. The current owner says he hasn't fired it except once right after he bought it... 10 years ago. He bought it used from an individual seller. Not sure if that changes anything for you guys on your recommendations or not, but I will post some more pics and things after I get to handle it, hopefully later today.

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    Typically if you are able to rapidly hand cycle cartridges through it then it will function fine during regular fire unless there is a problem with the magazine.
    Be careful doing that if you are not using DUMMY rounds
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    Yeah... I don't have any dummy .45 rounds. Have plenty of others, but as I have never owned a .45, no dummies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I think that when the BoMars were set on top of the slide like that even though not actually recessed into the slide with the typical "BoMar Cut" - the rear dovetail still had to be enlarged with a dovetail file.
    And then the extra high front sight was usually hard Silver Soldered on.
    I am on Mrs QKs Rinky Dinky little ACER LapTop right now so it's difficult to tell. The rear dovetail appears to be enlongated over what would be a factory standard dovetail...but, I also sure could be wrong.
    A nice larger, crisper pic sure would help or...a different monitor for me.
    You are correct sir, I had forgotten BoMar and Micro both used larger dovetails.
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    What???? You haven't purchased it yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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