SOLD FOR: $1,050.00
Model: MK IV Series 80 Officer’s ACP
Serial Number: FA29837
Year of Manufacture: 1987 (https://colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Semi-Auto Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT MK IV / -SERIES 80-” with the Rampant Colt logo. The right side of the slide is marked “OFFICER’S ACP”. The right side of the frame is marked with “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and the serial number. The left trigger guard bow has an “A” and the verified Proof. The right trigger guard bow has an “L”. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO-“.
Barrel Length: 3 1/2″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a single white dot, fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two white dots dovetailed to the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered walnut with gold-colored Colt medallions. The left panel has a couple of isolated, lightly damaged checkers, otherwise the grips show only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is generally sharp. Overall, the grips are in Fine-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a few light marks on the right flat of the slide toward the front, a few light marks on the frontstrap and trigger guard, light handling marks and light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are deep and clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. The slide to frame fit shows very little play. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single blued 7-round magazine. The magazine shows little in the way of operational wear with intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Fine-Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
Our Assessment: In the 1970s, the Rock Island Arsenal began production of a shortened 1911 for use as a General Officer’s pistol. These pistols were built only for issue to Generals and were not available to the general public. The idea of a compact 1911 was already around; the Commander had been in production for some time up to that point and gunsmiths had made more compact 1911-style pistols as one-off custom guns. Detonics was one of if not the earliest companies to introduce a production 1911-style pistol smaller even than the Commander, their Combat Master. Colt took some time to react to the popularity of these guns and then introduced the Officer’s ACP in 1985. This example was produced in 1987 and is in about Fine-plus condition with 97% of its finish, a bright bore and strong mechanics. With its shorter barrel and frame, this pistol brings more concealability to the classic 1911 design and with its 7-round magazine, it doesn’t even compromise too much on capacity vs. a full size. As great of a carry gun as this is, it’s also a Colt and in its high condition, collectors may be interested in adding this one to their stable. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. This does not apply to out of state residents.