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Old 08-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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I have a Series 70 Colt Government Model with an epoxy coating baked on the externals and it's nice looking, but I only shoot it once every 5 years or so. while it's the only .45 I have, I prefer prefer 9mm for a variety of reasons. If I keep the Colt, then I will always have a nice gun I don't use. If I sell the or trade the Colt, I can get another Sig. I will note I already own one Sig 9mm, and multiple glocks in 9mm, and other handguns as well in 9mm. So, keep or ditch the basically unused Colt?

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I would say keep it.
The recent ammo shortage proved that not all ammo is available in all areas.
Should you need a .45, then you have one.

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I would like to see some pictures of your 1911 regarding the epoxy coating?
However since it seems you have plenty of 9mm pistols it would make sense to me to hang on to the 45 ACP in the 1911. The Colt Series 70 is a nice pistol even though it does not have a firing pin block as I remember. They did put one in the Series 80s as I recall. I would suggest keeping it unless you are looking for a different model that you could conceal better (as a compact) than your other 9mms. But I sure like the 1911s!

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I would like to see some pictures of your 1911 regarding the epoxy coating?
However since it seems you have plenty of 9mm pistols it would make sense to me to hang on to the 45 ACP in the 1911. The Colt Series 70 is a nice pistol even though it does not have a firing pin block as I remember. They did put one in the Series 80s as I recall. I would suggest keeping it unless you are looking for a different model that you could conceal better (as a compact) than your other 9mms. But I sure like the 1911s!

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Let me see if I can figure out how attach pictures. My Colt use to be a dark bluish color but once coating was applied it turned its color to black. I like the black color and really kinda like how it just seems easy to keep outside of gun cleaner looking.
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Hopefully I attached the picture correctly. Guess I'm about to find out.

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This is the other side of the Colt. I kinda like being able to attach pictures.

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This is the other side of the Colt. I kinda like being able to attach pictures.
Nice lookin gun. I'd keep it. I also agree with keeping at least some caliber diversity, for the reason already stated.
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This speaks to your taste as a shooter VS collector.

If you're asking whether you should trade it, my advice

would be the next 9mm you want to buy, ask yourself

"Am I going to shoot this?"

Personally, while I like having a nice collection,

I have little patience for anything I don't shoot.


Many collectors are worried more about having a

fine collection, they are not concerned with shooting

that much.

Your Model 70 looks as though it would be a fine addition

to any collection. Best of luck on the trade.

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I have a Series 70 Colt Government Model with an epoxy coating baked on the externals and it's nice looking, but I only shoot it once every 5 years or so. while it's the only .45 I have, I prefer prefer 9mm for a variety of reasons. If I keep the Colt, then I will always have a nice gun I don't use. If I sell the or trade the Colt, I can get another Sig. I will note I already own one Sig 9mm, and multiple glocks in 9mm, and other handguns as well in 9mm. So, keep or ditch the basically unused Colt?
For gawgds sake KEEP THE COLT! Unless I can have it
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Not sure just how the epoxy coating is going to effect the value, but it most likely wont raise it. Personally, Id keep it. But its not my choice.

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