Why are 1911 pistols so popular?
To A Point. Another reason why the 1911 has stayed popular is that it’s actually a very viable carry gun, whether as a packing gun for the out of doors or as a concealed carry . It’s easier for conventional concealed carry, because the slide is actually pretty slim; it’s about 0.9 inches for most models.
What’s the difference between Series 70 and 80 colts?
In about 1983, the Series 80 1911 was introduced with a key feature of a trigger-activated firing pin safety. Series 70 1911s have no safety plunger in the slide. The shooter must press the trigger to unblock the firing pin for Series 80 1911s.
What’s the difference between Series 70 and 80 1911?
As you can see in the pictures today’s Series 70 guns have the same barrel bushing as the Series 80s. A modern-era Series 70 Ruger SR1911 (left), and a Series 80 Remington R1 (right). The big differences are in the firing pin safety block and the hammer shelf found on the 80s.
How old is the original Colt Mk IV Series 70?
It’s not often you come across a 36-year-old firearm in this condition. And according to the previous owner, the original Colt MK IV Series 70 has less than 100 rounds through it. There are a few flaws in the original Colt satin blue finish, but I’d rate this pistol at around 98%.
What’s the serial number on a Colt Series 70?
The collet bushing held over into the Series 80 line until the late 1980s, but reports of bushing failures led Colt to revert back to the solid bushing which carries over to the reintroduced Series 70 pistols of today. The example here has a 70B prefixed serial number.
Is the Colt Series 80 still in production?
In fact, Colt’s Competition series of guns don’t have the Series 80 firing system but their Government model (formerly called the 1991) do, so that tells you something. Then there’s the nostalgia angle.
What does Series 80 mean on a 1911?
The Series 80 is/was the term used to refer to a number of modifications made to the firing mechanism of the Colt 1911 pistol.