Colt 1911 question

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    Colt 1911 question

    Hello all
    I have the opportunity to purchase two Colt 1911's. They are both government models.
    One is a mark IV series 70 5'' barrel in original box and 2 mags
    Other is a mark IV series 80 officer's with 2 mags and pancake bianchi holster
    both for $900
    I am thinking this is a good deal but would like some feedback.
    is there somewhere I can check serial # to check age of firearms.

    thanks for the help.
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    pm me with the serial #"s if there in my book i can see what i can do is 900 for both thats a steal

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    Buy them! DEAL, DEAL, DEAL, DEAL, DEAL!

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    $900 for both is one of the best deals I have heard of in a long time.

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    Just the Series 70 alone is nearly worth that in many areas. I'd jump on that deal pronto.
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    Thumbs up Yep, I would also bite on that.

    And if the 80 Officers is a good one then that is one heckova nice little carry gun also. That deal would be like getting that one & the holster free.

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    That's close to "too good to be true" territory. Look them both over carefully.
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    70 Series Col Govt would be around 750.00 retail...........The 80 Series Officer's would be another 475.00 to 550.00 retail
    2 Officer's mags @ 19.00 each.............Bianchi Shadow (I'm guessing) is about 76.00 new... GREAT DEAL!! you'd better RUN TO GET THOSE BADBOYZ!!!
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    awesome...

    thanks guys. I will purchase tomorrow. Can I PM the serial numbers to you tomorrow.?? that would be great if I could get some history on them.
    They are coming out of an estate. older gentleman passed and his brother is selling off for widow. I did not set the price. I will try to post pic tomorrow too.
    thanks
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    Doc,

    If the Series 70 is pre-1978, you should find it here.
    http://proofhouse.com/colt/1145.htm
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    You're cold blooded. I wouldn't be able to go to church next Sunday if i didn't give the guy at least $1100. for them. Seriously though, IF they are in 95% condition (or maybe a tiny bit less) you're gettin' a good (not a hellova good) deal. I have two of those series 70's that you mentioned and IMO they are the best that Colt has ever made. GREAT FIND! SCARF 'EM UP! ----------
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    $450 for a Series 70 in 95% condition would be a hellova good deal in my neck of the woods.
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    $450 for anything that says Colt on it around here is a Great deal.

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    ok. thanks to Bud, I found out that my colt series 70 5'' 1911 was built in 1971. happy about that. I took this gun to the range, and for two mag everything was ok. but then after about every to E/O shot, the slide would not fully feed the cartridge. I would have to hit the back of the slide to seat the shell. then it would eject fine.
    I have questions. first a book to learn about 1911's and two what is my problem?
    thanks again
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    i sent ya a Pm on it And hate to Refer you to anyother Forum but Slide over to The Highroad.org and Search for 1911tuner and his posts he can pretty much cover anything ya run into..


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