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colt marine Vs. colt rail gun ?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by pdx210, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. pdx210

    pdx210 Clackamas Active Member

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    What are the differences between the two other than production numbers ?


    colt marine
    Novak® 3 Dot Night Sights
    Enhanced Hammer
    Ambidextrous Safety Lock
    Long, Solid Aluminum Trigger
    Flat, Serrated Mainspring Housing with Lanyard Loop
    Desert Tan Cerakoted Stainless Steel Receiver and Slide
    5” National Match® Barrel
    MIL-STD-1913 Accessory Rail


    colt rail
    Novak® Low Mount Carry Sights with Dots
    Enhanced Hammer
    Extended Ambidextrous Safety Lock
    Colt Upswept Beavertail Grip Safety
    3-Hole Aluminum Trigger
    Lowered and Flared Ejection Port
    M1913 Picatinny Rail
    5"National Match® Barrel
    Front and Rear Slide Serrations



    Other than the finish, grips w/ larger screws , night sights, lanyard, both have rails but the marine saya "MIL-STD-1913 Accessory Rail" Vs. the colt rail a M1913 Picatinny Rail



    You tube review
    Colt M45CQB USMC 45 ACP Semi-Automatic Pistol - Gunblast.com - YouTube
     
  2. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I'm curious as well. Maybe more hand work than usual? The USMC 1911 is beautiful though.
     
  3. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Oh man! I had to refrain from commenting on the for sale ad featuring the USMC 1911. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think that thing is butt ugly. I'm sure it performs well, or it wouldn't have scored the contract, but good grief! The grips on it are maybe even worse than the baby diarrhea finish.

    Form often follows function, but in this case, not so much...
     
  4. pdx210

    pdx210 Clackamas Active Member

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    I guess the two points I have is the marine is very similar to the colt rail which can be had for 1,100-1,200.00 and the marine retails for 1,999.00 and people are selling at double that.

    A few said I didn't know what I was talking about and they are not the same and while I agree they are very similar pistols is the difference worth nearly 3K or are people are just buying hype.
     
  5. China man

    China man Washington Member

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    I think its all hype. I don't think night sights and a cerakote job is worth almost double the price of the standard colt rail gun. Is the Colt marine a series 70?
     
  6. NavyBob

    NavyBob michigan Active Member

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    I believe it's a series 80. I certainly understand the desire to keep the .45. I love the 1911 and own 5 of them at present, but are there not higher tech, more reliable firearms to be had in .45 ACP? Maybe tradition trumps logic.

    In any event, it's the AR hype after Sandy Hook. It's insane to pay that much money just to play soldier.
     
  7. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    The civilian Colt Marine is hand bulit by the Colt Custom shop, so it is not a production gun. That is why the increased cost.
     
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  8. pdx210

    pdx210 Clackamas Active Member

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