Model: Mark IV Series 70 Government Model 1911
Serial Number: 70B20396
Year of Manufacture: 1981-1983
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Colt’s Mark IV/Series 70 / Government Model / .45 Automatic Caliber”. The right side of the slide is marked “Colt’s Government Model”. The right side of the frame is marked “Colt’s PT.F.A. Mfg. Co. Hartford, Conn. U.S.A.” and “70B20396”. The barrel is marked “Colt .45 Auto / Mark IV/Series ’70
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with a white outline rear sight dovetailed into the slide and a serrated red ramp front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is black wraparound checkered rubber. It is marked “Pachmayr” on each side. There are no mars in the checkering. The grip rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: This pistol has a polished blue finish on the sides of the slide and frame, and a matte black finish on the top of the slide and bottom of the frame.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is thinning at the front of the slide and minor wear on the top of the front sight. The top of the slide has mars in the matte finish behind the front sight and behind the ejection port. There are also mars in the matte finish at the front of the slide on the left side, the bottom of the frame at the front, and the bottom of the trigger guard. There are marks on the grip safety and the serrations of the backstrap. There is pinprick surface erosion on the bottom rear corners of the grip frame around the pin. The screw heads are not disfigured, but there is erosion at the bottom of the slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one blued magazine marked with a Rampant Colt logo and “Colt / 45 Auto” and “M”. It has minor wear. It is in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a very nice Series 70 Pistol, without a lot of wear. This pistol is perfect for home protection or Combat Pistol matches. If you change to wood grips and blacken the sights, you have the perfect pistol for SASS Wild Bunch competition.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is NOT on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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