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Simple is as simple does....

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    Simple is as simple does....

    I have been thinking of trading toward another Colt Series 70 Gov't Model. If I could trade my worked Colt OM and some new magazines toward a new 70 without adding too much cash, I think it's the move to make. I just want to simplify things. Two full-sized 1911's keep my logistics(parts,magazines etc) on the same page. If this is successful maybe my G26 can turn into a second G19. Thoughts ??
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    I love the idea. I'm looking to do the same, just can't figure out what to trade. Getting ready to retire in about 20 months so money is tight so I can pay off some little nagging bills.

    I could live happily ever after with just Colts as my EDC and not look back.
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    Yeah thinking of getting a colt my sons want me to shoot a 1911 against them an the 1911's I gave them. They complain My revolvers are to accurate. I have several Gemini .357's thinking of trading this one image.jpg

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    Thou shalt not trade a G26 for anything.
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    If it's an older series 70 with real bluing, then yes. But if it's just a new series 70 (which is what you're thinking of buying) with the newer finishes, then no. Aesthetically the tricked out OM probably looks better to most people with a beaver tail safety, dove tailed sights, combat trigger and a rounded combat hammer. It's probably worth more than the $1000 the Series 70 costs. Put some really nice grips on that OM and you may change your mind, or the mind of the buyer.

    I fail to see how having different parts is a logistical nightmare - buy 10 spring kits for each and label them in their respective boxes. If parts is the main concern I'd just buy an ATI Government GI model for under $500. Yes, I know "it's a Colt," so it will command more when selling and it will keep it's value longer. And chances are you'd have to tune the ATI or RIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    Thou shalt not trade a G26 for anything.
    ...other than a Glock 27
    ...or 33

    But seriously, It took me decades, but I eventually figured out that trading current production guns with a dealer is a losing proposition.

    I wish I held onto...
    The Colt Woodsman I bought in the 1970's ($55)
    ...and the 1911 .38 Super ($115)
    ...and the Gold Cup .45 ($175)
    ...and the 4" S&W Model 10 Heavy Barrel ($68)
    ...and the K22 ($140)
    ...and the 4" Model 19 ($160)
    ...and the 2.5" Model 19 ($160)
    ...and the Model 36 ($80)
    ...and the Walther PPK .380 ($90)
    ...and the PPK/S .380 ($120)
    oh yes, and that DWM 1942 P-08 Luger. ($175)
    ...and the West German SIG P220 and 225, and 226, and 228 from the 1980's.
    ...and why didn't I buy a Detective Special ($125) and Python ($199) in the '70's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911er View Post
    If it's an older series 70 with real bluing, then yes. But if it's just a new series 70 (which is what you're thinking of buying) with the newer finishes, then no. Aesthetically the tricked out OM probably looks better to most people with a beaver tail safety, dove tailed sights, combat trigger and a rounded combat hammer. It's probably worth more than the $1000 the Series 70 costs. Put some really nice grips on that OM and you may change your mind, or the mind of the buyer.

    I fail to see how having different parts is a logistical nightmare - buy 10 spring kits for each and label them in their respective boxes. If parts is the main concern I'd just buy an ATI Government GI model for under $500. Yes, I know "it's a Colt," so it will command more when selling and it will keep it's value longer. And chances are you'd have to tune the ATI or RIA.
    The "new" Series 70s have real bluing, hot blue is hot blue, the difference is in polishing. The truth of the matter is they are not a true Series 70 anyway but a pre-Series 70, and are fantastic pistols.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old grunt View Post
    I have been thinking of trading toward another Colt Series 70 Gov't Model. If I could trade my worked Colt OM and some new magazines toward a new 70 without adding too much cash, I think it's the move to make. I just want to simplify things. Two full-sized 1911's keep my logistics(parts,magazines etc) on the same page. If this is successful maybe my G26 can turn into a second G19. Thoughts ??
    Sounds like a winner to me.
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    Heck, I'm seriously considering getting rid of my last two HK plastics (USP & USP Tactical) and getting one of the Colt Railguns...

    After that, who knows what else will go?

    Heavens help me, the AR's might get swapped for M1A's...
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    Welcome to the "oldtimers" club, Cuda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Welcome to the "oldtimers" club, Cuda.
    I know...

    The funny thing is, the M-16 has been the service weapon for my entire lifetime...

    I'll never completely get rid of my AR's; I like my SBR and my 6920 too much...as well as the SR-25.

    A few others, I think, are gonna go.

    But I digress...

    And I'm running out of "modern" handguns to get rid of in favor of S&W revolvers, and 1911's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Yeah thinking of getting a colt my sons want me to shoot a 1911 against them an the 1911's I gave them. They complain My revolvers are to accurate. I have several Gemini .357's thinking of trading this one image.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Welcome to the "oldtimers" club, Cuda.
    Yep! We have jackets.......they just keep our old bones warm and our pistols covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Yeah thinking of getting a colt my sons want me to shoot a 1911 against them an the 1911's I gave them. They complain My revolvers are to accurate. I have several Gemini .357's thinking of trading this one image.jpg
    While I think that gun is absolutely beautiful I have been told by my neighbor that use to be LEO that the small handle makes for more recoil? When I asked him about them because I love the look he advised against it for this reason. I've never shot one like that, only my .38 bodyguard snub and I will agree that the .40 semi has less recoil than my snub.
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