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Colt pre-Enhanced Series 80 Government. That price was considered steep a few years ago, but these days a lot of folks are asking that much for it. If the thing is MINTY then I'd say it's a good gun to get. I have one myself, and it's a sweet-shooting firearm.

It should have regular fixed sights, no ambi safeties or beavertails, and either black checkered wood or rubber wraparound grips to be considered stock.

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The Enhanced models were introduced in 1992. Colt used a Gold Cup-styled slide on ALL their 1911s except for the M1991A1. The new slide had angled serrations and a flat rib on top. The Enhanced guns also had a paddle-style grip safety and a pronounced undercut to the trigger guard/front strap junction.

Personally, I much prefer the pre-Enhanced guns on the basis of looks.

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Here's the link to a picture of mine. You'll have to copy n' paste since it's on Tripod.

usgi1911.tripod.com/ColtSSl.jpg

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[This message has been edited by dsk (edited 11-24-2001).]
 

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Originally posted by Maclean3:

Is there a Colt you DON'T own... yet?


Mac
I don't have a Series 70, nor do I have any XS/XSE/1991 Colts. Actually, the most recent one I own was made in 1988. I've had three different M1991A1s in the past, but they were all eventually sold or traded off.



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