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Hi folks in the good ol USA! Greetings from a forum fan in Germany!
Please, I need professional help (and, by the way: excuse my "humpty" English- thanks).
I bought a Colt Gold Cup National Match Series 80 Mark IV in Germany about 1994. It is has a polished and blued finish- I like it still today!
Flawless with all my aftermarket GI magazines (only 7 rounds), stamped on the floorplate with a lot of letters and numbers ( my trader said, they are MIL spec ones from the Vietnam-aera, I trust my trader- right?).
Well, my gun has the serial-number FN03285E, and now here is my question:
Does my gun have a MIM-Extractor or not?
I must confess, all is going fine and this part is not yet broken- after 20000
reloads (lead SWC only).
Should I change the extractor, BEFORE it brakes?
I am only a sporting shooter, no officer, but Iwould like to know, which metal
COLT used.
Thank you very much for all replies!
 

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Well, I'm no expert. But if it isn't broken, don't fix something that isn't.

Since it hasn't broken after all those rounds through her, it probably is good metal.

Worry about it after it's broken. Just have fun shooting!
 

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Hallo and lot of thanks! - Yes Sir, I read the Sticky thread about Colt parts- thank you for your advice! But I thought, that Colt could have changed the material from one Gun series to the other, during the years, without telling it to the customer.-
Well, now I will relax and shoot another string of 20 000 pills!
Indeed, I made it wright, buying "the real McCoy"!
 

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You won't find MIM in anything made prior to 1996.
 

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(You won't find MIM in anything made prior to 1996.) -citation-

Good to know! Thank you!
 
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