COLT Mk IV / Series 70

PRICE: R 10,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1818

FEATURES:

MAKE Colt
MODEL Mk IV / Series 70
CALIBER .45 ACP
ACTION Semi-automatic - Delayed Blowback
CAPACITY 7+1
CONDITION Very good to excellent used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Colt M1911, also known as the “Government” or “Colt Government”, is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered in .45 ACP. It served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986.

An iconic firearm, the 1911 has been copied and produced by many different manufacturers around the world and is still in production today in countless variants and configurations.
It is widely popular with civilian shooters for self-defense and competitive sports shooting, particularly USPSA, IDPA and IPSC.

Colt originally sold the the M1911A1 on the civilian market as the “Colt Government Model”.
They later redesigned the barrel bushing in an attempt to improve accuracy, and the resulting, improved Colt Government Model was officially named the “Colt Mark IV Series 70”.
This model was produced from 1970 until 1983, when further updates and improvements to the design resulted in the “Colt Mark IV Series 80” model, which is still in production today.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in very good to excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
There is only some very light wear to the front of the slide and some extremely light wear to all the edges of the slide and trigger guard, as well as the beaver tail and control part edges.
The original Colt wooden grips are still in excellent condition.
The action is still very tight, and the pistol is fitted with an extended, skeletonized trigger.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This pistol is suitable for home self defense, but is a little too large for every-day, concealed carry, unless for a large-framed person.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • IDPA – CDP division
  • MPDS – Defense Pistol (DP) division
  • IPSC – Classic division – Major
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Pin gun
  • STEEL CHALLENGE

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