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CDNN, or somone in SGN has advertised a new blued 70 Series Colt slide (stripped) for around $160.00 I have a custom 70 Series that the slide has had the ejection port flared & lowered and a Bo-Mar adjustable sight has been nicely milled into it, and it has been nicely re-blued. Would it be of value to also have a stck slide to go with this gun if I were to ever resell it? Would it be a drop on fit?

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If the frame of your gun is unaltered, it would definitely appeal to a new buyer more than the altered gun. Custom guns are never profitable sellers, even if the next guy likes the work that has been done. There seems to be a feeling among gun owners that a modified gun is like a prostitute. She may still look pretty but she's no longer worth marrying.

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That is how I felt, would the new slide be a drop on fit?

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Should be, assuming they really ARE factory Colt. Only question in my mind is where they've been hiding for the last 20 years. Colt has never been known to keep a very large quantity of spare parts in the supply chain, especially slides!

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You may be referring to Kieslers Police Supply, they have new 70 slides for 169.00, I have bought many guns there in fact too many. They at one time carried MANY Colt's and parts, and are a huge wholesaler. The price in SGN is their wholesale price don't know what they'd want retail, you may get a dealer to order you one wholesale. I have gone there with SGN ads in my hand and still had to pay retail, no mercy.
 

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I ordered one from CDNN last night, I also saw that Kesslers had it too. CDNN said my cost was $169.00. Any idea were i can get the crappy original style 70 series sights for it? I also found an ad in SGN for a place selling "new condition" Colt 70 Series Mark IV barrels with bushing for around $60.00. I may order one of these if the new slide has troublr mating up with the Colt National Match barrel that is in there now.

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Originally posted by UdontnoME:
Any idea were i can get the crappy original style 70 series sights for it?
Brownells has replacements... You might consider the Robar replacement, functional, yet it keeps with the style, and design of the original in a rounded, more snag-free style, and fits the orginal dovetail.

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Originally posted by dsk:
There seems to be a feeling among gun owners that a modified gun is like a prostitute. She may still look pretty but she's no longer worth marrying.
Sadly, you are correct. But I sure don't mind the idea of having that great King's logo just behind the cocking serrations on the left side of the slide one bit. It adds class and says something. Too bad they started going with cheap lazer engraving, the older King's logos were a work of art.

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I think these are the slides marked Series 70, that also have the 80 series cut out. They're new production.

For the "customization" thing, it's more fear of what the previous owner DID to it that you can't see :)
Heck, I saw a guy that had a Ruger P89 stippled.
Not the front strap, but the entire gun, covered in stippling...
 

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Originally posted by FirearmsPlus.FL:
I think these are the slides marked Series 70, that also have the 80 series cut out. They're new production.

For the "customization" thing, it's more fear of what the previous owner DID to it that you can't see :)
Heck, I saw a guy that had a Ruger P89 stippled.
Not the front strap, but the entire gun, covered in stippling...

Well, that might help if you wanted to rack the slide by rubbing it on your thigh


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Originally posted by FirearmsPlus.FL:
Heck, I saw a guy that had a Ruger P89 stippled.
Not the front strap, but the entire gun, covered in stippling...
Yes, I too have seen guns where my first thought was, "I can't believe somebody PAID money to do that!".



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Originally posted by FirearmsPlus.FL:

For the "customization" thing, it's more fear of what the previous owner DID to it that you can't see :)
Heck, I saw a guy that had a Ruger P89 stippled.
Not the front strap, but the entire gun, covered in stippling...
Agree! Also, I used to figure that a custom pistol (like a custom pool cue or anything else) had belonged to someone who shot a lot. I mean, a few years ago you wouldn't expect a customized pistol to have spent it's life in a bedside drawer. I was afraid of excess wear and I could't tell whether it was true or not by inspection.

Now, I would buy one in a minute if it had features that I liked.

PigPen (a shooter-not a collector)
 
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