Sold For: $3,000
Make: Colt Series 70 Frame, Pachmayr Accurized
Model: Pachmayr Signature Model
Serial Number: 56764B70
Year of Manufacture: 1970’s
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi Auto Pistol
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked “HJVR / Pachmayr Signature Model”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / 56764B70”. The left side of the frame is marked (on the frame tightener) “Pachmayr ‘ LOS ANGELES / U.S.A. / ACCURIZED / (PATENT NUMBERS…)”. There is a “P”, a “U” and the Verified Proof mark still visible on the trigger guard bows. The barrel, through the ejection port, is marked “COLT .45 AUTO N.M.”.
Barrel Length: 5″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red insert, fixed ramp. The rear sight is a windage and elevation adjustable sight by “BO-MAR”.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered rubber Pachmayr “Signature MOdel”. The rubber is still pliable and the checkering is still sharp.. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: As applied by Pachmayr.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are a few faint marks on the underside of the slide, ahead of the dust cover. Likewisem there is thining in the frame rails and on the sides of the grip safety. There are only other faint and scattered siurface marks. This pistol was clearly not used much and retains the vast majority of its Pachmayr finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions incredibly well and is very tight. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One unmarked 7-round magazine is included and is in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: Pachmayr is a legendary place in our industry and there was a time that if you wanted gun work done right, you took it to Pachmayr. These Signature Model guns are amongst the best turned out of the period and from the shop. Here is some of the work done to the pistol: ACCURIZED frame tightening system added, custom slide stop, custom grip safety, BO-MAR sights, extended magazine release, Pachmayr fixed bushing, serrated rear face of the slide, National Match Barrel, skeleton hammer, ribbed top of the slide… The work would be nearly impossible to duplicate today and as a result is a gun sought after by collectors and shooters alike. This one goes in the collection next to the Armand Swenson’s, Bob Chow’s, Kings Customs, Jim Hoag’s, etc…