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Old 10-12-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Series 70/80 1911

What is the difference between the Series 70 and 80? And is there any disadvantages to the 80?

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Old 10-13-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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Default Series 80

Series 80 have the firing pin blocking safety device.....making it much more work to get a clean, crisp trigger pull.

Series 70 had a collet type bushing which wheh they fail, locks up the slide. Better to change out to a solid match bushing fitted to your slide & barrel.

Look at other than Colts in a 1911 format..you will get more features for the $$$ .

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