Model: MKIV Series 70
Serial Number: 44625B70
Year of Manufacture: 1980-1983
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT’S MK IV / SERIES ’70 / GOVERNMENT MODEL / 45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER” followed by the Rampant Colt emblem. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT’S GOVERNMENT MODEL”. The left side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / 44625B70”. The top right of the trigger guard is marked with a “P”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked with an “M” and a “V”. The exposed portion of the barrel is marked “COLT .45 AUTO / MK.IV/SERIES ‘70”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white dot blade dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is an aftermarket two dot square notch that is also dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut with gold colored Colt medallions. Some of the checkering is compressed on the left grip. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Electroless Nickel with Blue Hardware
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is Bright and the rifling is Sharp. There is No erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is some wear from the action on the left side and light marks on the slide. There is a compression mark on the right side of the grip frame behind the wooden grip. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are intact. Some of the nickel plating on the butt of the magazine is bubbling up and flaking off. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Colt 1911 is the best gun ever made. The gun has been presented to presidents, worn by Medal of Honor recipients and Generals. It is used to this day in competition. There has never been a more effective or reliable platform built for a semi-auto pistol, explaining why the pistol is issued to this day, 100 years after invention. The series 70’s are probably the most highly regarded of all the 1911’s. Treat yourself to a fine Colt 1911.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns sold to a California resident must be DROS'd. This does not apply to out of state residents.
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