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So a buddy who knows my love for all things Colt 1911 calls last night to tell me he's found a nickel- plated .45 for me at what sounds to be a reasonale price. He said it had a match trigger, combat hammer, ejection port job and wood grips. Says it looks pretty old, but is in nice shape. Problem is, I can't ID it by the numbers he gave me- FG38xxx.

Thanks, any help would be appreciated.
 

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"Pretty old" as made in the 1980s? :)

I think these are Series 80 pistols. Mark IV. Nothing special. "Match" anything is usually hype.

Photos are usually required to get much more information.

-- Chuck
 

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Sorry Chuck, my buddy had 2 sets of numbers scribbled down. The number I supplied was indeed for a Series 80 (1984) my buddy also looked at.

The correct number was C78xxx.

I looked at the gun yesterday myself before I went to work. Checked Proofhouse AND called 800-962- COLT. They verified the year at 1917 (which I was happy about), and that's all it took. I'll pick it up tomorrow.

Now I'll have two 1911's made in 1917. Actually, once I put the pearl grips on it, it'll almost be a twin to the one I already have.

Thanks for the response- at least I know people here know their stuff. :rock:
 
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