SOLD FOR: $3025
Model: Government Model Series 70 MK IV
Serial Number: 70S17685
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Caliber: .38 Super
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square-notch dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood with silver Colt medallions. The grips have handling marks, scuffs and light scratches. There is some uneven finish on the grips. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 94% of its current metal finish. There are handling marks, scuffs and very fine draglines. There are some scuffs on the matte finished top of the slides. There is a very fine takedown mark. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol has a tight slide and a crisp trigger. This pistol was made without a firing pin block safety. 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 with one 9-round Colt magazine.
Our Assessment: Colt’s 1911 served the United States military through two World Wars and several other conflicts, is still in use by some units today, and has become popular with law enforcement, competitors, and recreational shooters across the nation. The design has seen some updates including a firing-pin block safety, higher-profile sights, and more ergonomic grips, but the basic design and fantastic trigger remain the same after more than a century. This is an example of the 1911 which was made by Colt with a Series ’70 Slide, is chambered in .38 Super. The pistol is in Fine condition, appearing to have spent more time in its safe than out. If you’re looking for a new 1911 to shoot or to add to a Colt collection, this is a great pistol. Please see our photos and good luck!
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