Clark Custom Colt Series 70 Combat 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $1324


Make: Colt

Model: Clark Custom Combat Mark IV Series ‘70, Government Model 1911

Serial#: 48110G70

Year of Manufacture: 1978 (

Caliber/Gauge: .45 ACP

Action Type: Semi-Automatic Single Action Pistol with Detachable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT’S MK IV/SERIES ‘70 / GOVERNMENT MODEL / .45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER”, and features an adjacent Rampant Colt logo. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT’S GOVERNMENT MODEL” and “”Clark” CUSTOM COMBAT”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT.F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and has the serial number “48110G70”. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “B” and with a “VP” proof while the right side is marked “F”. The top of the chamber is marked “ED BROWN 45 ACP”. The interior of the slide is marked “110 479”.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade with a gold bead and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a Bo-Mar serrated target sight dovetailed into the slide. The top of the slide has three drilled, tapped, and filled holes.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stocks are two-piece VZ Grips tan G10 panels with grooves along the rear 2/3 and dimples along the front 1/3. The frontstrap has been custom stippled. There are some scattered marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall the grips are in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Hard Chrome

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 93% of its finish. This pistol has been customized by Clark Custom and has been further modified by a previous owner. There are some scattered rubs and scuffs that have caused smooth spots. There are areas of smoothed finish at the front of the sight from holstering. The trigger guard has been squared off and the front has been custom stippled. The front corner of the trigger guard has tool marks and finish loss. A flat checkered mainspring housing has been installed. A wide beavertail safety has been installed, it is checkered at the bottom and has some profiling marks. The ambidextrous thumb safties have thinning. The safety cut on the left of the slide has some light wear. There is standard operational wear. There is wear below the slide stop on the frame. The screwheads are lightly worn. Some markings remain crisp while others are shallow. The screwheads are sharp. Overall this pistol is in Very Good condition as customized.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is tight. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, it may need a thorough cleaning to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: One Chip McCormick 8 round magazine is included.

Our Assessment: This is a Colt MK IV Series ’70 Government Model from 1978. The descendent of the original Model of 1911, it has updates of the 1911-A1 as well as a collet-style bushing to improve accuracy, though this one has been replaced. The pistol is in about Very Good condition with about 93% of its new finish and has been turned into a custom target shooting pistol. It has modifications including a stipped fronstrap, checkered flat mainspring housing, full length guide rod, BoMar rear sight, Ed Brown barrel, square trigger guard, beavertail grip safety, and ambidextrous thumb safeties. This ought ot make a fine shooter and will be fun ringing steel or punching holes in paper. Please see our photos and good luck!

Clark Custom Colt Series 70 Combat 1911 .45 ACP 5" Semi-Auto Pistol
Clark Custom Colt Series 70 Combat 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Semi-Auto Pistol