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Don Davis 09-09-2010 06:48 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 nickel 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.


Byrdguy 09-09-2010 10:31 PM

Custom Sights, also???

NGIB 09-09-2010 11:05 PM

Very nice and a great price as well...

Don Davis 09-09-2010 11:42 PM

@ Byrdguy

Yes it has custom sights and trigger as well.

The trigger is smooth as silk.

Someone mentioned that they thought that the grips were after market too.


Byrdguy 09-09-2010 11:47 PM


canebrake 09-10-2010 12:03 AM

Very nice!!!

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DrumJunkie 09-10-2010 01:40 AM

Those are really nice weapons. I'm sure you will have nothing but fun and great times with it.

Sarge43 09-10-2010 05:01 AM

Wow! $150? That's a deal! Enjoy her, and let us know how she shoots!

danf_fl 09-10-2010 08:29 AM

Very nice!

Don Davis 09-11-2010 12:52 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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