Bought a Colt MK IV series 80 "Officers" model

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Don Davis, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    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.

    [​IMG]

    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.

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    Last edited: Sep 9, 2010
  2. Byrdguy

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    Custom Sights, also???
     

  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Very nice and a great price as well...
     
  4. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    @ 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.

    :cool:
     
  5. Byrdguy

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  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Very nice!!!

    Now go get you some Tripps.

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  7. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Those are really nice weapons. I'm sure you will have nothing but fun and great times with it.
     
  8. Sarge43

    Sarge43 New Member

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

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  10. Don Davis

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    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.

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    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.

    :cool:
     
  11. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy Member

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    What was your shooting distance??
     
  12. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    +1 Byrdguy

    1 foot :D

    Nah just joshing ya.

    I shoot at 25 feet (combat distance).

    About as far as I can see :)

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  13. russ

    russ New Member

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    Amazing deal on a really nice 1911. [​IMG]
     
  14. Byrdguy

    Byrdguy Member

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    That's pretty good shooting, Don. Those shorties are definitely harder to shoot straight than the 5 inchers. I'm trying to get consistent patterns with this one, since it's my carry piece. it's better than I am. I'm getting used to the "gutter" sighting, but the older I get, the better I was. I'll get there after a few more trips to the range.
    BTW, Don, I see your avatar, I'm a C6 driver.
     

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  15. Don Davis

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    +1 Byrdguy

    I love Corvette's I've had one most of my life. :)

    I sure understand "the older I get, the better I was" :eek:

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  16. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Don, you didn't buy that pistol, you stole it. You must be living right. Congratulations on a fine pistol acquisition, enjoy that rascal. :cool:
     
  17. Don Davis

    Don Davis New Member

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    +1CA357

    I didget it for a good price.

    Anyone know where to get some good Stag Grips??

    :cool: