Maybe because Colt had Trooper revolvers of the MKII and MKIII variety.....MKIV just fit......like all the revolvers being named after snakes :hrm: , just a style?darkest2000 said:if that's true, I wonder what greatness did "Mark Ivy" do to deserve to have a gun named after him?
Also why would they put "MARK IV" instead of "MARK IVY"? who's suppose to know that it stood for a person's name?
:biglaugh: sorry to fuel the fire :biglaugh:Steelharp said:Oh, great... the "question with no good answer" has reared its' ugly head for the umpteenth time...
RogerC said:That Mark Ivy story is pure urban legend crap.
:biglaugh:Steelharp said:Oh, my word, the secret's out... thanks, JeffC... now I hafta killya...
Hey, where is our Mark? as in mark1648, he could end this mystery.darkest2000 said:here's what I think:
1911 = MK I
1911A1 = MK II
Pre S70 = MK III
S70 = MK IV
Then again I'm stupid and ignorant so the above is probably wrong.
Sorry for my ignorance, but when you mentioned the firing pin block were you referring to the Series 80 FPS? If so why is MK IV stamped on Series 70...Mark1648 said:OK, I asked the question and was told it was a marketing call, at the time we were making the trooper series as "Mark" so this was carried over to the new model O with the firing pin block safety.