COLT Mk IV / Series 80 Lightweight Officer’s Model

PRICE: R 15,000.00 Incl. VAT


MODEL Mk IV / Series 80 Lightweight Officer's Model
ACTION Semi-automatic - Delayed Blowback
CONDITION Excellent to like new used condition

Item Description


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”.
In 1983 the “Colt Mark IV Series 80” was released that introduced an internal firing pin safety and a new half-cock notch on the sear.

Over the years 1911 pistols have been produced in three distinct sizes; the Government Model or full/duty sized variant with a 5″ barrel, the Commander Model or compact variant with a 4.25: barrel, and the Officer’s Model or sub-compact variant with a 3.5″ barrel (and fed from a shorter, 6-round magazine).
Models designated as “Lightweight” were variants that were manufactured with a lighter, aluminum frame (these variants were usually only produced in Commander and Officer’s size).


This gun is in excellent to like new, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall finish is virtually still perfect with only a single, thin, light line of wear underneath the dust-cover.
There are also some extremely light tarnish marks on the barrel by the ejection port and the sides of hammer which can easily be polished out.
The Pachmayr grips (not aftermarket) with Colt logo medallions are still perfect.
The action is still extremely tight.
Comes with a Fobus paddle holster.
Includes 2 x Colt 6 round magazines.


This pistol is suitable for home self-defense and is also perfect for every-day, concealed carry.

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

  • IDPA – CDP  division
  • MPDS – Defense Pistol (DP) and Back-Up Gun (BUG) division
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Pin gun

*The 6 round magazine capacity wold make this pistol noncompetitive against other, larger capacity firearms in these divisions

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