1911 Firearm Addicts banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
303 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I purchased/rescued a Colt Mark IV, Series 70 Government Model .45 at a recent estate sale. The Colt was manufactured in 1971 and I believe it to be original and mechanically unmolested. After a good cleaning inside and out the Colt functioned and shoot as new, in other words it will out shoot me. The bad news, the Colt was filthy and somewhat rusty when I got it. I managed to clean most of the rust off and it looks pretty good. Along the way in the life of this Colt someone re-blued the slide, the frame appears to be original. The bluing on the slide has a light purple cast and has several pits caused by rust. Apparently when the slide was blued someone couldn't help but to take a "buffer" to the top part of the left side making "Colt Mark IV...." and the engraving on the right side very weak.

I'm looking for suggestions and recommendations on how best to correct this fine old Colt. I could do nothing and use it as a carry/range pistol or I could have it coated which would hide the sides and the pitting. This is a nice old Colt, nothing special about it other than it's a nice old Colt and deserves better than it's gotten. Any assistance is appreciated.
Bill

 

·
Dremel jockey
Joined
·
360 Posts
Brian Powley will re-engrave rollmarks at very reasonable prices.
He's a great guy to boot.
Glenrock Bluing for the refinish.
Top shelf.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top