Colt Model MK IV 4 Series 80 Mustang .380 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 1994
SOLD FOR: $1125.01
Model: MK IV Series ’80 Mustang Model 380
Serial Number: MS14259
Year of Manufacture: 1994 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .380 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol Fed by Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT MARK IV/SERIES ’80 / –MUSTANG- 380 AUTO–” and with the Rampant Colt logo. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number. The barrel is marked “CAL. 380”. The left of the trigger guard is marked with “VP” in a triangle at the rear, the right is marked “V”.
Barrel Length: 2 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with a square notched rear sight dovetailed into the slide and a short ramped blade front sight integral to the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black plastic with Rampant Colt medallions. The grips have scattered light marks and handling wear with strong checkering. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel, Polished Flats and Matte Rounds
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks and scattered light draglines and swirl marks on the matte and polished portions. The grip screws are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue Colt hard case with a total of two 7-round magazines with light operational wear, a strong spring and intact feed lips, in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: This is one of those great guns that make you wonder why they are no longer in production. Few automatics offered what this one does: Convenient Size, Potent Chambering, Comfortable Ergonomics, Single Action trigger, a Slide Lock and Colt Reliability. There are some manufacturers today who make similar guns, but you just can’t beat the original. Whether you’re looking for a carry piece or to round out a Colt collection, this is a nice pony to add to the stable. Please see our photos and good luck!