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Old 04-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Are the colt 80 series 1911's any good, what are they worth?

Anybody have any insight? Come on of course you do, its colt! lol

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Okay, I give.

I guess that you have not been here long.

Colt seems to have come back in a fury. I have a personal dis-taste for the series-80, but for most people, they're okay.

They must have something going for them. They've been around for almost 30 years.

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No REAL difference between a 70 or 80's gun. In fact I like the 80 models for carry. It's kind of like I hate the external extractors on S&W and Sigs and won't buy one, but some feel the same about the 80 series guns. Both are great it is just what you prefer. I love Colt guns and will get all I can afford no matter if they are 70 or 80 guns.

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Ok guys tell what the differance is?

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Series-80, firing pin stop, plunger, spring, levers added to the trigger area.
Series-70, Collett bushing (not solid, prone to breaking).

Springfield has neither, but does have the lock in the Main Spring Housing.

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In personaly carry the 80's series colt 45 officers model. ,have owned it for damn near 20 yrs, just had ssk.ind here in Ohio rebuild it for me with all ed brown custom part,s.like a new gun again.it has never failed me,always works,and man that polished stainless looks good.i have the hogue wrap around finger grooved grips,Wilson combat night sights.and polished trigger sear and feed ramp. Runs like a new one cant beat a colt i say.I never had any problems with mine and has fired thousand,s of rounds through her.

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Oh and as far as value , all depends on if it is stainless,blued steel,matte look, which model,i know with the 350.00 rebuild i just had done to mine and the shape i have kept it in i would take no less than 1000.oo if i could bring myself to turn lose of her.could not replace that gun for any less that compares to me. My only complaint would be weight factor.does tend to get heavy after carrying all day.with 3 extra mags loaded.But in the event i ever need it i am 100% positive it will do its job.

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Okay, I give.

I guess that you have not been here long.

Colt seems to have come back in a fury. I have a personal dis-taste for the series-80, but for most people, they're okay.

They must have something going for them. They've been around for almost 30 years.
Ive been into guns for awhile, but yeah i havent been on the forum for long lol
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Have you met Canebrake?

He is our Colt guru. He'll pop in soon.

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I am a current owner of a Colt gold cup 80 series. I bought the gun on a spur of the moment deal. I've never owned a 1911 and I have to say that this is the best gun I've shot. I'm a novice when it comes to shooting but I can't believe how accurate I am with this gun. I love it! In my opinion I think it's a great gun. I've put about probably 500 rounds through it (federal, pmc, winchester and some other brand I can't remember). I have not had it jam or misfire on me yet. I love this gun, but I haven't really fired anything else except for a kimber that belong to a relative and that jammed. So far this is the best gun I have. I also own a S&W M&P 40 and a S&W 357 revolver with a 6"barrel. I plan on buying the new S&W 1911 PC when I can find them. I actually bought this gun when I was looking for the S&W 1911 but since I couldn't find it, I bought the Colt. I'm not sorry I did either. So far to me it's an awesome gun.

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