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brinky 03-11-2013 08:39 AM

Refurbishing a Colt .45
 
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Im looking to refurbish my Colt .45 MK IV/ SERIES '70 with just a new paint job and just a touch up on it. Any suggestions?

danf_fl 03-11-2013 11:26 AM

That almost looks like Jim Clark's work.

I would not do a thing except cleaning.

new_girsan_1911 03-11-2013 12:28 PM

Agreed keep it cleaned and dont touch it. 1 if you refinish it, it will hurt the value. 2 it looks great with the wear and it looks period correct leave it be.

txpossum 03-11-2013 12:48 PM

I'll buy that old, junked up 1911 and you can buy a shiney new one.

P.S. The sight looks like what they used to use in Bullseye shooting before the general switch to red dot sights. If the gun has been set up for Bullseye shooting it's probably a pretty sweet gun.

Donn 03-11-2013 12:50 PM

I've got a Series 70 MkIV too. As others have suggested, leave it alone.

Olympus 03-11-2013 01:15 PM

I would recommend sending it back to Colt to have the rollmarks redone and have them reblue the gun.

locutus 03-11-2013 05:18 PM

Wassamatta wit it as is???:p:p:p

rhyno13 03-11-2013 05:24 PM

I would leave it alone except for a good cleaning.

brinky 03-12-2013 07:03 AM

Another thing is its only a 6 round magazine, would you think there would be any extended or not even a extended mag but just something that has 10 round in the magazine..

Sgt_Skrb_25 03-12-2013 07:10 AM

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Another thing is its only a 6 round magazine, would you think there would be any extended or not even a extended mag but just something that has 10 round in the magazine..

First of all don't touch it. I have a 70 Series Combat Commander in hard chrome. It's one of the rarer ones. I was told the same thing. I'm
Not a fan of the sights because they are hard chromed as well, but I just deal with it. I don't want to ruin a classic.all I have done is replace the grips. You should be able to find a Colt 8 rounder. I got a few for mine.


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