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Needing help on value of my Colt MKIV series 70 electroless nickel 1911. It was dated back to 1983 other than that I have no idea about the gun. I know the magwell, mag release, front sight, front strap checkering, trigger guard under cutting, skeleton trigger, hammer, beavers tail with memory bump aren’t factory.
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With all those modifications I don't see how it would still have the original electroless nickel finish.
 

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With all those modifications I don't see how it would still have the original electroless nickel finish.
Nope, must have been refinished. If the work was done by a note able/ collectible smith then OP may be in luck, if not then a nice shooter grade Colt is quite a different number.


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The high-cut front strap and fiber optic front sight indicates a fairly recent custom job, so I'm surprised the builder's name isn't still associated with it. Overall it looks well-done, but like the others said customized guns are hard to value as the quality of the work and who did it is a significant factor.
 
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With all the work done to it, i wonder why they didn’t lower & flare the ejection port ?
Nice pistola by the way.
And as others have said, if you can prove a popular Or exclusive gunsmith did the work, you could have a pricey pistol.

Have you shot it yet ?
Looking at the height of the rear sight and how low the F/O insert of the front sight is, I would imagine it would shoot very high.
Please follow up with a range report when you do get out & fire this.
 

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With all the work done to it, i wonder why they didn’t lower & flare the ejection port ?
They did lower & flare the ejection port. It's just not as aggressive as some gunsmiths make it.
 
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