COLT Mk IV / Series 70 – Ported

PRICE: R 9,500.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1645

FEATURES:

MAKE Colt
MODEL Mk IV / Series 70
CALIBER .45 ACP
ACTION Semi-automatic - Delayed Blowback
CAPACITY 7+1
CONDITION 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.

This particular, two-tone Mark IV Series 70 pistol has been fitted with a ported barrel extension to help reduce felt recoil.
It has also been fitted with aftermarket, extended safety lever and extended slide release lever, and adjustable, target rear sights.
The serial number of this pistol indicates its manufacturing year as 1982.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish to the pistol is still virtually perfect.
There is only some extremely fine wear to the edges of the compensator.
There is also some light wear to the factory engraving/markings on the slide, but not to the finish itself.
The aftermarket Pachmayr rubber grips are still in excellent condition.
It comes in a hard, plastic carry case.
Includes 2 x 7 round magazines.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This pistol is suitable for home self defense, but is a little too large for every-day, concealed carry (particularly with the compensator), unless for a large-framed person.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:*

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

*While this pistol may be suitable to be used for many different sport shooting disciplines, the inclusion of a ported barrel may exclude it from many standard divisions as well as use in league or national level matches.
Best to consult the rules of the sport you wish to participate in to confirm its standing on ported barrels.

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