How often is the Colt Mk IV Series 70 made?
Well, there is one other difference. The new MK IV Series 70 is produced in very limited runs in the Colt Custom Shop. That means if you find one, you’re laying your hands fairly rare pistol. My source puts the annual production numbers of Colt Custom Shop MK IV Series 70s at between 500 and 1,000.
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.
What was the serial number of the Colt 32?
New Line .32 Pocket New Line .38 Pocket New Line .41 Pocket New Police .38, .41 & .32 Open Top Pocket Revolver .22 Pocket or Baby Paterson Colt Conversions top Model 1851 Navy Conversion Model 1861 Navy Conversion
When was the first Colt.45 ACP made?
1911 .45 ACP Production Information. Military Versions from 1912 to 1945. Manufacturer/Serial Number/Date Made. Beginning of M1911: 1) Colt: S/N 1 to 3190 = April 16, 1912 to May 31, 1912. 2) Colt: S/N 3190 to 7501 = May 31, 1912 to Oct. 10, 1912. (S/N 3501 to 3799 were first U.S.M.C. pistols made by Colt delivered June 6, 1912.)
What’s the history of the colt Mark 70?
HISTORY OF THE SERIES 70 Colt had been producing the M1911A1 for the military for many years when they decided to release it to civilians under the name the Colt Government Model. To improve accuracy on the Government Model, Colt eventually modified the barrel bushing, and the new pistol was deemed the Colt Government Model Mark IV Series 70.
Which is the most rare Colt Series 70?
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What’s the difference between the Colt Series 70 and the M1911A1?
The M1911A1 had a lanyard loop on the bottom grip of the gun while that’s missing on the Series 70. The thumb safety on the M1911A1 is also slightly shorter than on the Series 70 and the markings between the two guns are obviously different other than the Colt name.
What was the original name of the colt Mark IV?
The story goes that many decades ago Colt sold the M1911A1 to civilians as the “Colt Government Model,” a name that still exists today on many Colt 1911s. After a few years of that run, Colt redesigned the barrel bushing in an attempt to improve accuracy. The resulting Colt Government Model was officially termed the “Colt Mark IV Series 70.”.
What kind of finish does a series 70 Colt gun have?
The original M1911A1 utilized a dull grey parkerized finish while the Series 70 reproductions are offered in blue or stainless steel.