Colt 1911 MKIV

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  1. Medic!

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    True.

    Thank God they fixed that. :D
     
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    Actually, I'm a little bit jealous. My Colt is older and modified some too, but it's sights aren't this good. Mine does shoot to point of aim with the ammo I like to feed it, but these Bo-Mars would be really nice to have.
     
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    Maybe that's part of the reason for the blueing loss?
     
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    I had my Colt Mark lV Officers 80 series lowered and flared because it jammed up the spent casings.
    Fixed that right up.
     
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    You buy a new gun. And do what you want or need to do.

    It's 30 years or so later when certain guns become more collectible.
    And then only clean and unaltered examples demand top dollar.

    Altered guns are just cool shooters. :rolleyes:




    It would have been nice to have a crystal ball back in the 80's. :D
     
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    My reasoning for altering the pistol was that I couldn't trust it as a carry piece with it jamming so bad.

    colt 80's  Mark lV officers 004.JPG
     
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    Yep. The collet was made for a long time. Only a few failed and there was a reason for it, poor QC. Of course when one did some would of course take pics of it and publish them. Not to mention if someone gets one and wants to replace it, very easy to do or have done. I did not know Colt had started making these again. I guess they finally figured out they were losing a lot of market with the totally unneeded anti lawyer pin block.
    To the OP get that sucker to the range! Let us know how it works for you. I suspect you will enjoy. As I said these pistols can become like potato chips. Can't have just one. :D
     
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    So it has a solid bushing not a collet just checked
     
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    Good to go... nice pistol, and really maybe a bit high for a Colt, but then it's a MkIV and has had some work done to it to maximise effectiveness as a carry piece, and prices can vary with location... in any event the value will only rise if it's taken care of. We likes it, my Precious, we likes it!
    Stock recoil spring is 16lb, I personally like a 17 lb because my handloads run a little warm, :eek:@900fps w/230gr. YMMV. Brownells or Midway carry a variety of recoil etc springs. Good luck, enjoy!
     
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    A very good advise, and I suggest shock buffers if you are planning to use hot rounds for self defense. Spring replacement is very essential to maintain 1911 for a long term use. You already paid for it. No worry about the value unless you are planning to sell it now. Just enjoy it and have a fun life with it :)
     

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