When did the Colt Mk IV Series 70 end?

When did the Colt Mk IV Series 70 end?

That places this 1911 at the very end of the original MK IV Series 70 run, as the 70B serial number began in 1981 and ran through the end of production in 1983. The rest of the serial number leads me to believe that the actual year of production was probably 1982.

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.

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.)

Is the Colt Series 70 trigger a good trigger?

This truly the trigger I’ve seen praised. That’s not to say that the current Series 70 trigger is bad, as no Colt 1911/1991A1 trigger can be described as such from my experience, it’s just that the new Series 70 has more creep after take up and displays a degree of grittiness that simply doesn’t exist in any other Series 80 Colt I’ve tried.

Is the Colt Series 70 Gold Cup worth more?

The older 70 Gold Cup is worth more than any new, pretend 70 gun. They are not the same animal. Buy the older gun, quit counting nickels and dimes. Having said that, let me add…IF the gun has not been altered.

When was the first Colt National Match Made?

According to the serial number, your Colt National Match was made in the first part of 1964. The Colt Gold Cup National Math (pre-Series 70) – This model is chambered for the .45 ACP, features the flat mainspring housing of the 1911, and has a match-grade barrel and bushing. The parts were hand fitted, and the slide has an enlarged ejection port.