Colt mkIV series 70

Colt mkIV series 70

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    Colt mkIV series 70

    I just purchased a series 70 from a fellow at work. It is in seemingly great shape, but I want to field strip it and clean/lubricate it before I take it to the range.

    1- Does anyone have any good links about Colt's history?

    2- Are there any sites I could find a field strip instruction on?
    I'm married to my Kahr.


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    M1911.org Join up there and use the search tool, almost anything you'd like to know about the 1911 in general can be located there.

    Also check out: http://br.youtube.com/user/limalife, my wife has a video on how to do a basic field strip of the 1911.

    The Sight M1911A1 is anoteher good one, which IIRC has a good pictorial and instruction on the field stripping process.

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    Also, see HERE for the Series 70 Colt 1911 Manual in PDF format from Colt's website

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    Wow...a plethora of info. Thanks a lot! I have been wanting to purchase a 1911 for about two years now, and never had the money. This one was a bargain and I couldn'd be happier.
    I'm married to my Kahr.

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    Nice gun. There is ton's of info available on the 1911.
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    That's what we're here for

    I'm glad you were able to find one! I've been looking for a nice classic series 70, or older for a while now.

    Be sure to tell us how you like it!

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    Thumbs up

    You have got yourself a classic pistol. Congrats.

    Yep, watch the Lima Vids...they should get you off to a great "step by step" start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagphish View Post
    I just purchased a series 70 from a fellow at work. It is in seemingly great shape, but I want to field strip it and clean/lubricate it before I take it to the range.

    1- Does anyone have any good links about Colt's history?

    2- Are there any sites I could find a field strip instruction on?
    Congratulations.

    Some of Colt's history;

    http://www.coltsmfg.com/cmci/history.asp
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    Be sure to stock up on coffee and no-doz... You're talking about the most written about handgun of all time! I've had many since, but the old s70 is still closest to my heart.
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    My Series 70 Gold Cup is my safe queen.
    They just don't make them like that anymore.

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    My old 1978

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    Thanks for posting your pistol pic OD.
    That's just an all time favorite o' mine.
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    I never knew much about Colt firearms except that they had a cult following. After owning this gun for a few days I can see why.

    I figured out how to field strip it very easily (thanks for the links!) because the slide comes off similar to my Kahr P9. I never really feel safe carrying a gun unless I have seen how the safety mechenisms work first hand. I like the grip safety and inertia firing pin. I was obviously impressed by the engineering of this pistol. I think the fact that the basic design of this gun has remained unchanged since 1911 is a true testimonial to its success.

    I have been carrying it in a cheap Bianchi IWB holster. I tried it in a triple k OWB, but it is much too large for me to carry it that way. I can easily see this becoming my winter carry weapon.

    I was surprised at how easy it was to adapt to shooting this thing right off the bat! It points easy, the fixed sights are easy to see, and the recoil was surprisingly light (because it weighs a ton).

    Overall I am in love with my new carry piece and am happy to own such a revered pistol. Thank you all for your links and information!
    I'm married to my Kahr.

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    I have one also, bought it new in the mid/late 1970's for about $500 IIRC. I used it as my duty gun back then when revolvers were pretty much the norm. It now stays next to my bed. Mine is nickel and the contrast really makes the size of the bore stand out.

    Congratulations you have a classic.
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