Colt Series 80

Discussion in '1911 Photo Gallery' started by 1911Stevo, May 27, 2019.

  1. 1911Stevo

    1911Stevo Member

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    May 1, 2019
    Looking through old pictures, about 10 years ago, I found a shot of my Colt Series 80 that I sold not too long ago. For a few years this was the only pistol I had. I sold it a year ago. I hope it went to a good home. Show a picture of a 1911 you sold that you miss ~
     

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  2. colrhino

    colrhino Well-Known Member

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    Sep 2, 2013
    Never sold one .....


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  3. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Hell, I miss em’ all! :bang:

    Best not to look in the rear view mirror...
     
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  4. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    Inherited this series 80 from Dad. It's not collectable, rattles a lot, and he had only bought it a couple of years before he died 25 years ago in sort of an effort to replace his dad's 1918 "bring back" that was carried in Belgium and then stolen in a burglary maybe 60 years ago.

    I sold it to a very good friend a couple of years ago. Then traded to get it back.

    It looked like this at the time.

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    Fixed it up as an IDPA match blaster. A trip to Novaks for sights, fit a beavertail myself, thumb safety, mag well, trigger work. I've posted it too many times here.

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    ...and recently gave it to my oldest son as a graduation gift two weeks ago, looking like this. He's named after me, I'm named after my dad, who was named after his dad. Just seemed fitting.

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  5. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    Yep, there is a reason the windshield is large but the rearview mirror is small. Look where we're going, not where we've been.
     
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  6. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    I've owned a lot of 1911s but I really should've kept this one. It's a super rare example of an Austin Behlert Bob-Cat chopped S70 in .45. He made these before the factories started offering small 1991s. It was cut down to 4" and the grip frame was slightly shorter than an Officer's ACP. Even the mags were cut and rewelded and springs shortened to fit the gun.

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  7. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Ive bought and sold so many.......not enough band width to post them here
     
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  8. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    I regret selling a few, but miss the guns I have not owned yet more.
     
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