Colt 1911 70 Series

Colt 1911 70 Series

This is a discussion on Colt 1911 70 Series within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; At a gun show today, I was looking at a 70 series Colt 1911. The seller said the gun was 30 years old, and he ...

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    Colt 1911 70 Series

    At a gun show today, I was looking at a 70 series Colt 1911. The seller said the gun was 30 years old, and he was asking $735 for it. I've not been able to find any information on this particular gun Can anyone educate me?

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    If you Google or Bing; Colt Series 70, you will have a great deal of reading.
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    If it's in decent condition, that's a steal.
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    Got to agree with Coltman. Depending on it's condition, that's a very good deal. Jump on it.

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    One of the best 1911s ever made.
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    Yip. Buy it. In 1974 my Dad paid $175 bucks for one at the local Western Auto store. Its mine now, Its completly stock except a dab of red nail polish on the front sight. Its had a fair amount of use & still runs great & still pretty darn accurate! Just normal cleaning & lube & changing the recoil spring from time to time.

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    Thanks for all the info guys; I appreciate it.

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    Now go get it at that price............

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    one of the best colt 1911 made. price is good. i would jump on it.
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    I have one. Superb trigger. With the Model 80 Colt introduced the firing pin block and extra mechanisms in the trigger group. Almost no one could tune the Model 80 triggers to work as well as the Model 70 triggers. The Model 70 was the apex of Colt's 1911 manufacturing.

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    "If any smith tells you that he cannot get as good a trigger pull out of a Series 80 as he can a Series 70 Colt - you don't want him working on your guns." ~ Teddy Jacobsen
    "If some one tells you that you can't get a good trigger on a Series 80, they're incompetent or a liar. ~ Teddy Jacobsen
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    Well, guys, your advice was spot on. I returned to the show yesterday, cash in hand; the gun was gone. Not meant to be, I suppose.

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    Yep I knew it would not last long at that price!!! I bought a Gold Cup SS 70 series about 4 months ago and paid $1050...

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    From reading this thread, I'm guessing that the $550 I paid for my 1978 .45 Commander last year was a good buy? I had Robar plate it with NP3+ and it is now my EDC. And yes, the trigger on it is excellent!

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    Do you personally own a Model 80 tuned by this guy? If you do, what comparison do you make between a well-tuned Model 70's trigger and your Model 80's trigger tuned by this chap?

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