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I picked a used stainless MK IV Series 80 for under $500. It seems to be pretty good condition. It looks like it's stored for a while it had lint inside the slide but cleand up real nice.

I compared it to my other S80 colt. I did notice a few differances. It says "Colt Goverment Model" whereas my blued one just says "Goverment Model" on the left side of the slide. Also it has a 4 pronged barrel bushing whereas the blued one has regular bushing.

I was wonder does any have an idea about when it was made, the serial # is SS247XX?
 

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congrats on a fine looking piece! Always feels good to add another pony to the stable!
 

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I made sure that that Colt got new Pach grips and a new magazine. I also cleaned up the finish on it. It was a retired Wenatchee PD Colt. Pretty good value for less than $500.
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I made sure that that Colt got new Pach grips and a new magazine. I also cleaned up the finish on it.
SamColtFan- spreading his love one Colt at a time!:D
 

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Mine is SS307XX and it was made in 1986. My guess would be that your pistol was made in 1985 or 1986.

Also, I'd give your Colt a real good cleaning before you take it out to the range. Also check your extractor tension. Should be a fun gun. Mine was a blast.

And yep, mine says Colt Government Model too and has the same stainless collet barrel bushing.

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Sam
 

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nice guns Slapshot!

Slapshot,
Can you take a picture of your S80 when you field strip it? I want to know if the frame has the U cut or solid left rail design? Sure looks nice, I wouldn't have passed that model up! :)
 

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Mine has the solid rail. Slapshot2's was made before mine. I would assume that his has the solid rail too.

This one is the brother to Slapshot2's...... (Also a PD pistol.)
 

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The "slotted rail" (aka 10mm relief cut) didn't start showing up on .45 models until around 1991.
 

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in favor of the solid rail!

DSK,
Funny as this may seem. I really like Colt only to have a solid left frame rail. It's just the idea that a Colt 1911 should have the kicking pony or S80 rollmarks. You know, big letters and traditional timeless design. I feel that the general 1930 blueprints should rule on a gun marked "Colt". The S80 modification doesn't really bother me, however. :)
 

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Re: in favor of the solid rail!

NATIONALMATCH said:
DSK,
Funny as this may seem. I really like Colt only to have a solid left frame rail. It's just the idea that a Colt 1911 should have the kicking pony or S80 rollmarks. You know, big letters and traditional timeless design. I feel that the general 1930 blueprints should rule on a gun marked "Colt". The S80 modification doesn't really bother me, however. :)
Well, that's the reason behind the new Series 70 guns. Now that the stainless ones are out I have scant use for my NRM Series 80.
 

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slapshot2 said:
Thanks SCF, I really like those grips.

NM, It has the solid left rail.
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You're welcome. BTW, a couple of the grip screw slots were a little uneven. (Not my doing). The other Pach grips that were on the gun were pretty worn from carry. Thought the new ones would look better.

Regards,
Sam
 
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