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Don Davis 09-09-2010 06:47 PM

Bought a Colt MK IV series 80 "Officers" model
I just bought a used Colt MK IV series 80 "Officers" model in .45 ACP .

It's all nickle and for a 25 year old gun is in great shape.

It has wooden grips and someone added a ambi safety (which I need) to it.

We took it completely apart in the store & wiped it down (it was already cleaned) and lubed the slide & rails.

I bought it for $510.

It only has one mag & no box or papers.

I can't wait to shoot it this weekend.


MB44 09-09-2010 06:54 PM

25 years,.. huh..??

Nice to see when somebody takes good care of their stuff..
I'm not a big 1911 shooter, but I gotta say that gun looks nice..

Congrats and enjoy...

Don Davis 09-09-2010 06:56 PM

Yes - we figured out it was made around 1985 = 25 years old. :D

You're right someone took good care of this gun.


IGETEVEN 09-09-2010 07:56 PM

Well Don, you just gonna let it sit around another 25 years...or are ya gonna shoot it! :p

Congrats! Nice find. :D

Don Davis 09-09-2010 08:07 PM


Ha - I'm hoping to shoot it this weekend or soon.

I shoot all of my guns.

I take good care of them, but I don't have any "safe queens". :eek:


tekarra 09-11-2010 10:46 PM

Nice looking Officer. When is the range report?

Don Davis 09-11-2010 11:13 PM

Well here are the details of the gun.

I went back to my shop and the gunsmith and I looked up all the details in the Gun Bible.

My new Colt Officers Model 1911 in .45 Cal.was made in 1985.

The finish is a Satin Nickel finish

It has Millett Series 100 Custom Combat Low-Profile Sights installed.

It has a Videcki Custom Trigger installed - it's a 3 hole trigger w/ over travel screw .

We can't tell what brand Ambidextrous safety is installed .. the safety's finish is either chrome or shiny Nickel.

I took it to the range and put a quick 100 rounds through it.

The gun shoots better than I do.

I'm a lefty so other than a couple of fliers - I'm consistently stabbing at the trigger making me shoot just a tad low and right.

For my age - that's good enough

Man i like this gun.

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