This is a discussion on Colt Combat Government, series 70 info? The trigger was a long current version of the original smooth faced 1911 trigger, but was crimped onto the stirrup rather than being a one piece milling. Here's a pic of the two unfired ones minus the rubber grips. Photo: Nicholas Oetken That being said, despite the under average sights, out of the box accuracy from the Series 70 was right on target. This tells us that the accuracy of the average G. Thankfully Colt chose to use the small slide legend of the late 70's-early 80's guns, and not the huge, ugly billboard-sized rollmarks of the first Series 70 pistols! M1911 and M1911A1 pistols were designed for reliability, not pinpoint accuracy.
If your gun is one of those, not only has it not been worked but it's a great pistol as it is. These are very tight pistols which I personally would not hesitate to put up against pistols costing two and three times as much. As a new member to this forum it is nice to hear from fellow enthusiasts. Externally they appear much the same. They were pretty advanced for a stodgy company like Colt at the time.
It's also hard to see the front strap serrations in these pics. Other than a few minor scratches—the kind you would expect from real world use—I can report that there is no significant surface damage or rust present anywhere whatsoever on this gun. Overall feel and functioning with this pistol is one of quality. People are giving me the usual 'that gun's. On the surface, this may suggest that the original M1911A is a relic of the past, though this is not strictly true. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
The controls all operate smoothly and positively, and the slide to frame fit is snug. Fast-forward slightly to the year 2001. Now to my issue with buying a couple of these. My first experience with a 1911 a good one. The new setup involved a small plunger located inside the slide to block the firing pin against movement, thus preventing the pistol from discharging accidentally should the pistol be dropped or hit hard while fully loaded with a round in the chamber.
Those individuals who sneer at Colt products just because their slides and frames sometimes rattle a little bit either don't realize, or else don't care that a small amount of clearance was purposely designed into the 1911 for the sake of reliability. The Series 70 pistols do not have the of the Series 80 Pistols. The later s80 enhanced models had adjustable rear sights but I don't remember if anything else was different other than the s80 firing pin safety plunger. Ghosting your own post will get you a timeout. The collet bushing, like every other modification of the original Browning design has proven to be controversial. Do be prepared for a little sticker shock, however.
That is what I'm worried about. That doesn't eliminate the possibility that some additional mods were made to the gun later. You'll notice his serial is 70B3989? They chose the latter and the collet bushing was born. Finish is equally nice on these two examples, and slide-to-frame fit is exceedingly tight, as is the barrel-to-bushing fit. These parts include the disconnector, hammer block plunger and its actuating levers, the sear, the thumb and grip safety, the firing pin and firing pin stop, and possibly the magazine catch. That means the shelved hammer pictured above is still used rather than the earlier notched hammer.
Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. Around 1988 it was decided that the collet bushing wasn't all it was cracked up to be, as there were a few reports of the bushing fingers breaking in use. Series 70 Lightweight Commander — Chambered in. The satin nickel models are very rare. Buyer Tip: Seller assumes all responsibility for listing this item.
This could produce an unintended discharge. Dad set me up explaining everything and stood behind me. I do not think there was any marks that showed it was nickle from factory. They are very rare and rank in value with Singer models. The fingers had a tendency to break off and jam the pistol. The flat surfaces of the slide and frame are polished, which contrasts beautifully with the sandblasted matte surfaces present on the rounds. The serial number is unusual however in that it's laser-etched, with a 71B prefix.