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1985 Colt MK IV Series 80 Lightweight Officers Cap 45cal

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Jethro82, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Jethro82

    Jethro82 Tigard, Oregon Active Member

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    This is my mother in laws Colt 45 MK IV Series 80 Lightweight Officers Acp. It has 3 magazines for it. I am trying to figure out what the resale value is around for her. I can send more pictures via email if needed.

    Cabelas offered $385 for it saying retail they could get about $550-$599 for it.

    If anyone can give me some more information on this 45, it would be greatly appreciated. I believe everything is original but the grips.

    Thank you.

    Dave

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  2. Deavis

    Deavis Mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Grips look right to me.
    I've got a stainless steel version and boy is it a handful to shoot.
    I believe the aluminum framed lightweight model came out in 1986, one year after Colt introduced the steel frame Officers in 1985.
    How many rounds through it?
     
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  4. Jethro82

    Jethro82 Tigard, Oregon Active Member

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    Not sure of the round count. When I checked the S/N on Colts website, it showed that it as from 1985 and the model # is 09840.

    I will definitely check out gunbroker. I plan on taking it also to Northwest armory to see what they value it at.
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Have you checked out the slide release hole in the frame, as they had a tendency to crack at the top of the arch opening with high round count pistols.

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  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It looks like it was carried more then shot from the pics you've provided.
    My guess for value would be around $700.00 to 750.00 depending on how fast you want to sell it.

    Here's one on Armslist for sale and it's had some work done to it like I had done to mine to make it reliable.

    For Sale: Colt LW Officers ACP
    post id: 4075198
    Price:$ 825
    Listed On: Sunday, June 7, 2015
    Location: Brunswick I-95 Exit 29, Savannah, Georgia -
    Colt MKIV Series 80 Lightweight Officer's ACP - Enhanced model with Commander style skeleton hammer - flared ejection port - flat top slide - 3 dot sights - angle cut slide serrations - beaver tail grip safety - undercut trigger guard - long trigger - $825.00 - Location: Brunswick - pre 1980 Colt pistol trades preferred; others considered
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  7. Jethro82

    Jethro82 Tigard, Oregon Active Member

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    I will check out the slide release hole tomorrow. Thank you all for the replies.
     
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    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    That is the En
    The gun in this add is the Enhaced model, not very common and highly desireable, came with the forward slant serrations, flat top slide, lowered and flared ejection port.
    Your Lightweight Officers model is still of interest to Colt fans though.
     
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    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think the Cabela's estimate on value was a little low, especially compared to other guns I have seen in their store. I like Jbett's price range better. Anyway, you can always take less, but you won't get more than you ask.

    FYI, I'd give you $400 without even looking at it!
     
  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I don't put extra value on Colts but the market certainly does.Most older 1911s like that would go for the 6-700 mark Cabellas told you but Colts can bring more.
    Heck their plain old no frills 1999 model (the cheap finished 1911) that books very low can sell easily at 7-800 in the right place
    The Georgia add doesn't mean much over her in most cases But I think he's close to our prices.
    I would say around the 800 mark myself