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    Just wanting some info....

    I've got a Colt Mark IV Gov't Model series 70 in .38 Super Auto, serial is 70 S096xx, its in about 95-98% condition. Can anyone tell me more more about it than I can find in general Internet searches manufacture dates, rarity, value, etc? Thanks.
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    It has no value in that caliber, but I'll take it off your hands for its scrap value.

    I think I'd keep my pinkies wrapped tightly around it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    It has no value in that caliber, but I'll take it off your hands for its scrap value.

    I think I'd keep my pinkies wrapped tightly around it.
    Lol. Thanks.
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    Seriously? No one knows anything about this gun or where I can get some more info?
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    there are some very knowledgeable posters here, but it might take some time for them to see the thread. It would also help to have a more descriptive title. Maybe something like " Need info on Colt Mark IV"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowbait View Post
    I've got a Colt Mark IV Gov't Model series 70 in .38 Super Auto, serial is 70 S09659, its in about 95-98% condition. Can anyone tell me more more about it than I can find in general Internet searches manufacture dates, rarity, value, etc? Thanks.
    I canít answer as to rarity but I picked up a similar one at a gun show a little over a year ago for $800. Great shooting gun and 38 Super ammo is not hard to find around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phreddy View Post
    there are some very knowledgeable posters here, but it might take some time for them to see the thread. It would also help to have a more descriptive title. Maybe something like " Need info on Colt Mark IV"
    I tried to change the title to get some more interest but you can't change it after its been posted.
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    I would recommend you remove the full serial number from your post. This forum is full of great, knowledgeable people but there are lurkers who may not have the best intentions. JMO.

    Good luck on your quest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by discoboxer View Post
    I would recommend you remove the full serial number from your post. This forum is full of great, knowledgeable people but there are lurkers who may not have the best intentions. JMO.

    Good luck on your quest!
    I appreciate the warning but, what in the world would they do with just the serial number?
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    Just curious...what can someone do with the s/n from your gun?

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    The Series ’70 Colt in .38 Super used to be THE gun to have in IPSC matches until the STI 2011 High Capacity gun came out in .38 Super…

    It’s still collectable, but I haven’t kept up with the values lately. Also, competition shooters still like it for Speed Steel, IDPA ESP Division, etc.

    It’s far better than the Series ’80 Colts because it lacks a firing pin safety plunger SLS (Stupid Lawyer Stuff). It would make a nice gun to do a custom conversion on for someone with $$$.

    Note: The .38 Super is a semi-rimmed cartridge that head spaces on the rim (not the case neck). It’s not very accurate. But installing a new match barrel would fix that.

    The Nonte reamer head spaces on the case mouth. My late, great, friend John Nowlin, Sr. designed a chamber reamer (for match barrels) that head spaced on the case mouth (not the rim) but with tighter tolerance than the Nonte. He called it the SUPER .38 and I can attest that it will make THE most accurate 1911 ever and it would use standard .38 Super ammo (and dies if you reload).

    You could also re-barrel it and chamber it for 9mm (which is cheaper and more accurate than your barrel is now) or the powerful 9x23 Winchester if you wanted.

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRM View Post
    The Series í70 Colt in .38 Super used to be THE gun to have in IPSC matches until the STI 2011 High Capacity gun came out in .38 SuperÖ

    Itís still collectable, but I havenít kept up with the values lately. Also, competition shooters still like it for Speed Steel, IDPA ESP Division, etc.

    Itís far better than the Series í80 Colts because it lacks a firing pin safety plunger SLS (Stupid Lawyer Stuff). It would make a nice gun to do a custom conversion on for someone with $$$.

    Note: The .38 Super is a semi-rimmed cartridge that head spaces on the rim (not the case neck). Itís not very accurate. But installing a new match barrel would fix that.

    The Nonte reamer head spaces on the case mouth. My late, great, friend John Nowlin, Sr. designed a chamber reamer (for match barrels) that head spaced on the case mouth (not the rim) but with tighter tolerance than the Nonte. He called it the SUPER .38 and I can attest that it will make THE most accurate 1911 ever and it would use standard .38 Super ammo (and dies if you reload).

    You could also re-barrel it and chamber it for 9mm (which is cheaper and more accurate than your barrel is now) or the powerful 9x23 Winchester if you wanted.

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRM View Post
    The Series í70 Colt in .38 Super used to be THE gun to have in IPSC matches until the STI 2011 High Capacity gun came out in .38 SuperÖ

    Itís still collectable, but I havenít kept up with the values lately. Also, competition shooters still like it for Speed Steel, IDPA ESP Division, etc.

    Itís far better than the Series í80 Colts because it lacks a firing pin safety plunger SLS (Stupid Lawyer Stuff). It would make a nice gun to do a custom conversion on for someone with $$$.

    Note: The .38 Super is a semi-rimmed cartridge that head spaces on the rim (not the case neck). Itís not very accurate. But installing a new match barrel would fix that.

    The Nonte reamer head spaces on the case mouth. My late, great, friend John Nowlin, Sr. designed a chamber reamer (for match barrels) that head spaced on the case mouth (not the rim) but with tighter tolerance than the Nonte. He called it the SUPER .38 and I can attest that it will make THE most accurate 1911 ever and it would use standard .38 Super ammo (and dies if you reload).

    You could also re-barrel it and chamber it for 9mm (which is cheaper and more accurate than your barrel is now) or the powerful 9x23 Winchester if you wanted.

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowbait View Post
    I appreciate the warning but, what in the world would they do with just the serial number?
    Maybe I am paranoid, but with a serial number someone could make claims about the gun. Example that you stole it from them and forged paperwork (which hopefully you have), and thrust you into legal issues. No serial number, very hard to challenge someone. It may be unlikely, but I personally wouldn't feel prudent to risk it. I could see such a scenario happening more in the collectors market than average pistols though.

    I think you could achieve the same results in your query by providing a range of serials vs. the actual serial number. Again, I could be paranoid.

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