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Old 04-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I have a question.

Just out of curiosity, I checked gunbroker.com today and saw that the Colt MK IV Series 70 is flaming expencive. Way above $ 1000,-.
http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=Colt+MK+IV+Series+70


Here in germany they go for about € 350,- what is about $ 460,- and less then half the price as in the US.

So why are these older models so expencive?

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Simple- It's a Colt. If you can pick them up for $ 460, I see some money to be made...... Not sure about the legal "stuff" though......

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Hi guys,

I have a question.

Just out of curiosity, I checked gunbroker.com today and saw that the Colt MK IV Series 70 is flaming expencive. Way above $ 1000,-.
http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=Colt+MK+IV+Series+70


Here in germany they go for about € 350,- what is about $ 460,- and less then half the price as in the US.

So why are these older models so expencive?
Look again- I see a lot of $1000 + being ASKING prices but the only ones bid on are "specials" like Gold Cups & 9mm which always bring a better price
I cud list a hipoint for a grand- dont mean anyones going to actually buy it---Always look for bids or ended auctions to compare--
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I was just curious, since I was also pointed, not to do any major changes on my Col MK IV Seies 70 in 9mm, like changing the front sight or so.

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I was just curious, since I was also pointed, not to do any major changes on my Col MK IV Seies 70 in 9mm, like changing the front sight or so.
I agree - The 70 series 9mm are a bit scarce & bring a premium price
Of course its YOUR gun, make yourself happy with it- I would
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Hi guys,

I have a question.

Just out of curiosity, I checked gunbroker.com today and saw that the Colt MK IV Series 70 is flaming expencive. Way above $ 1000,-.
http://www.gunbroker.com/All/BI.aspx?Keywords=Colt+MK+IV+Series+70


Here in germany they go for about € 350,- what is about $ 460,- and less then half the price as in the US.

So why are these older models so expencive?
If I could find any Colt, short of it being totally junked, for $460, I'd jump on it! A currant production NIB 'plain Jane' Colt will crowd the $1K price here in the states. Of course, seems that may be a common practice with manufacturers. They'll export their products to another country at unbelieveable discounts. I saw a news report on TV several years ago about a $60K Cadilac being available for under $20K in europe.
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I bought my 1987 series 80 for 500 bucks, in good shape with 300 rounds of ball and a brand new military issue shoulder holster.

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I paid € 350,- for my Series 70 in 9mm, or better my Sig P226 was converted to the Series 70.

Since I am a target shooter, I will have to make some changes on the 1911, like a different set of sights.
Having some work done on the trigger system isn´t such a drama, as I could always just get new parts and have the work done on them and keep the original parts to swap back, if needed.

But since the front sight in staked in the slide, I don`t have much of a choice, but to have some work done there.

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I paid € 350,- for my Series 70 in 9mm, or better my Sig P226 was converted to the Series 70.

Since I am a target shooter, I will have to make some changes on the 1911, like a different set of sights.
Having some work done on the trigger system isn´t such a drama, as I could always just get new parts and have the work done on them and keep the original parts to swap back, if needed.

But since the front sight in staked in the slide, I don`t have much of a choice, but to have some work done there.
Your sig 229 was converted?
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German gun law is a pain in the ass.

All firearms must be registered in the gun permit.
If you sell or scrap one, it has to be removed from the permit.

In order to purchase a new firearm, you must have a necessity, stated by you shooting federation in a formal letter.
I wanted to prevent of needing a new necessity and had my Sig P226 converted to a Colt MK IV Series 70. That means the Sig was removed from my permit and the Colt was entered into my permit. It was converted.

Of course, I could have purchased a third pistol, but then I would have to proof, that I shoot at competitions to receive an extended necessity. But I don`t see any point in keeping a firearm, that I can`t hit an open barn door with (the P226 just wans`t built for me).

As I mentioned above, german gun laws are a real pain in the ass and one of the reasons, the gun marked is so cheap here on used guns.
Most of us gun owners are fed up with being pushed around by plain stupid laws, that restrict our rights, so they just give up their guns and sell them.

The used markt is flooded with firearms at the moment and that makes them dead cheap here in germany.

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