Colt Custom Shop Series ’70 Government Model 1911 E-Nickel .45 ACP Pistol

SOLD FOR: $2526

LSB#: 230629KW016

Make: Colt Custom Shop

Model: 1911, Mark IV Series ‘70, Government Model

Serial Number: 70B00855

Year of Manufacture: 1981 (

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Semi-Automatic Single Action Pistol with Detachable 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 barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered wood with Colt medallions. There are light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. Overall the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Electroless Nickel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There are a few little areas of minor erosion and a tool mark toward the rear. In my opinion, the bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 98% of its finish. There are some light handling marks. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to very lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall this pistol is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has minor play to the frame. The trigger is crisp. 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: Included is a 7-round magazine and a woodgrain box with paperwork including the manual. The end label has fallen off but the yellow Colt Custom Ship label is serial matching.

Our Assessment: The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. They gained a reputation as a reliable handgun with plenty of stopping power, and are held in high regard by those who have used them. The design is one of the most beloved and has gone through many design changes but nonetheless still finds itself in favor with just about every sphere of gun culture not matter if its carrying them, competing with them, or collecting them….over a century since its inception!!! This is a Colt MK IV Series ’70 Government Model from 1981. 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. This one comes all dressed up in a special finish from the Custom Shop, E-Nickel. This is sharp pistol and has hardly any wear, one would do well to score such a beauty, it will improve any collection lucky enough to have it! Please see our photos and good luck!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

Colt Custom Shop Series '70 Government Model 1911 E-Nickel .45 ACP Pistol
Colt Custom Shop Series ’70 Government Model 1911 E-Nickel .45 ACP Pistol