I'm looking at the Gold Cup that looks just like that, but with the adjustable rear sight.Well I went on a spree this morning because I ran across two deals that I could have, but didn't pass up. NIB with a slight factory blemish/nick you can see on the left trigger scallop - doesn't bother me. The price was right.
One was this Colt competition series 70 with fiber optic sight and adjustable rear. Colt's Manufacturing LLC
Tips, tricks, issues to watch for?
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It will not be as tight as a new SA. It just won't. Colt doesn't build'em that way. My Garrison was way tighter and is likely more accurate. But the colt has better internals, hands down. My colt comp is stainless.This is bnib at an ffl - regardless I don't care and the price was right! Once I get it and open it up I will "fix" whatever it needs. Extractor, sear/trigger tune. I am going to assume since it is an NM barrel that the bushing should be reasonably fit.
I will be brutally honest, I am going to compare fit and manufacturing and what not against my SA and Tisas. Same way for the Kimber I snagged. I want to know how they stack up. Going to be fun. And the collection is growing.
Yep. I have all spares to do that except a blued msh. I will have it detail stripped and extractor dialed before it even sees a round through it. I also like a 14# recoil spring with my small radius fps.Ive used a few of those exact pistols and I modify them :
fit a Harrison flat bottom FPS to prevent clocking
tune the extractor
replace the MSH with Ed Brown arched metal
GI guide rod and Wolff spring
fit the Thumb safety
^ This.It will not be as tight as a new SA. It just won't. Colt doesn't build'em that way. My Garrison was way tighter and is likely more accurate. But the colt has better internals, hands down. My colt comp is stainless.
Steve in Allentown Extractor fittingBecause of Photobucket's new policy of not allowing common folks like me to link our pictures on their site into discussion forums unless we gave them $400 all of my pictures here have been blocked. So at the request of several members I've spent time over the course of the past couple of weeks...www.1911forum.com
Just in case.