Colt New gun day - 1972 Colt MKIV Series 70 (and a couple more)

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by jmx66, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. jmx66

    jmx66 Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2016
    Being a fan of CZs, I've been wanting a Springfield P9 since I first found out about them. But I live in California so I have to wait for a local one to come up for sale, which never happens.
    Until today!
    The guy was also selling a really nice 1972 vintage Colt MkIV series 70.
    And an HK USP 45 Compact.
    What the hell, I'll take 'em!
    The guy didn't know much about the history of the Colt but it has a Barsto barrel and the frame to slide fit is very tight as is the lockup. Not sure what the finish on the frame is.
    I'm not really a fan of the alumagrips or the stainless slide stop and thumb safety though.
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    Here's the P9 (in .40SW):
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  2. simonp

    simonp Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2016
    Nice Colt! A few changes (for me) and that would be a beautiful shooter


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  3. glazer1972

    glazer1972 Active Member

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    Sep 8, 2012
    I like the Colt.
     
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  4. jmx66

    jmx66 Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2016
    Yeah. I'm thinking about what to do. So many possibilities. :D
    One of the things I checked was how thick the front strap is (it's thick!) in case I decide to get it checkered.
     
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  5. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Love the Colt! Make her yours!!
     
  6. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    Changeout the slide stop and thumb safety ones more to your liking.

    They may require some fitting but not always.
     
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  7. jmx66

    jmx66 Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2016
    John Harrison will be getting more of my money:
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  8. blitz45

    blitz45 Cogito ergo armatus sum

    Nov 6, 2017
    One of my favorite looking combos right there. I'll be trying out his 9mm Xact fit ejector next week.
     
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  9. blitz45

    blitz45 Cogito ergo armatus sum

    Nov 6, 2017
    Great haul for the day! Really liking that Pony and I look forward to seeing what you do with it.
     
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  10. jmx66

    jmx66 Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2016
    No love for the US-finished-Italian-made-clone-of-an-Eastern-bloc-pistol? :p
     
  11. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    Not here but I sure do like that Colt!
     
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  12. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Interesting Colt for sure.
     
  13. Hardball

    Hardball Active Member

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    Oct 19, 2017
    I like them both. Congratulations!

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  14. Johnwye60

    Johnwye60 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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  15. Billy Rao

    Billy Rao Well-Known Member

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    Jan 4, 2018
    Nice pistols JMX! Congrats on snagging them.
     
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  16. ditto1958

    ditto1958 Active Member

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    Jun 17, 2013
    Nice guns. I’m curious, though. Is there anything about that Colt that’s a 1972 besides the slide?
     
  17. jmx66

    jmx66 Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2016
    Good question.
    Date came from serial number lookup:
    https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup
     
  18. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Frame too...
    Still like it. Run some rounds thru it and let us know what you think.
     
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  19. jmx66

    jmx66 Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2016
    It has 9 days left in Ca. FFL jail. :frown:
     
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  20. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Ouch...
     
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