Need Colt 1911 Help

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    It might be possible to stump me for sure.
    It is not humanly possible to stump OD on anything "Old Slabsides" related.

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    I appreciate the sentiments fellas.

    It would be easy to stump me on the 1911, there are many makers I know nothing about (I can be stumped on Colt's too).
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    I can't tell the difference in the trigger myself

    I have a number of Colts, and the two I shoot the most are a Series 80 Gold Cup and a pre Series 70 Gold Cup. The guns are very similar, of course, but the Series 80 has the extra plunger that is trigger activated. But I can't tell the difference in the trigger pull of the 80 gun compared to the earlier gun. They both have very good trigger pulls. You'd need hands as sensitive as a safe cracker to be able to distinguish that extra little bit of moving metal in the trigger linkage.

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    I'll never understand why Colt didn't use the Swartz style safety they briefly used in the 1930s. It actuated off the grip safety instead of the trigger, and didn't affect the trigger pull. Kimber now uses the Swartz type safety, and I like it.
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    I'll never understand why Colt didn't use the Swartz style safety they briefly used in the 1930s.
    The US Government didn't want it in their pistols, Colt never brought it back after WWII.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    The US Government didn't want it in their pistols, Colt never brought it back after WWII.
    I know why it was dropped before WWII, but why didn't Colt revive it instead of designing the stupid one that worked off the trigger for the series 80s? Colt made some bad decisions in that time frame, and the company almost went under.
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    I don't know the official reason Colt did not revive the Swartz safety on the commercial models? Whether one design is better than the other is a matter of personal opinion, I prefer the Series 80 over the Swartz, I also know the fallacy of the belief that the Series 80 safety causes terrible trigger pulls. Yes indeed, Colt has made some very bad decisions over the decades, but introducing the Series 80 safety in 1983 isn't the reason Colt entered into Chapter 11 in 1992, it was the four year strike that began on January 25th, 1986.
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    Thanks everyone for your help
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