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Old 09-11-2010, 08:49 AM
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Default I just bought a used Colt MK IV series 80 "Officers" model in .45 ACP .

I just bought a used Colt MK IV series 80 "Officers" model in .45 ACP .

It's all Satin Nickel and for a 25 year old gun is in great shape.



It has wooden grips and someone added a ambi safety (which I need) to it.

We took it completely apart in the store & wiped it down (it was already cleaned) and lubed the slide & rails.

I bought it for $510.

It only has one mag & no box or papers.

I can't wait to shoot it this weekend.

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Old 09-11-2010, 09:30 AM
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Nice catch at a great price, I wouldn't have passed that one up either!
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Nice catch at a great price, I wouldn't have passed that one up either!
+1. Don't see many satin nickel versions either.
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+1 WC145

Well here are the details of the gun.

I went back to my shop and the gunsmith and I looked up all the details in the Gun Bible.

My new Colt Officers Model 1911 in .45 Cal.was made in 1985.

The finish is a Satin Nickel finish

It has Millett Series 100 Custom Combat Low-Profile Sights installed.

It has a Videcki Custom Trigger installed - it's a 3 hole trigger w/ over travel screw .

We can't tell what brand Ambidextrous safety is installed .. the safety's finish is either chrome or shiny Nickel.

I took it to the range and put a quick 100 rounds through it.




The gun shoots better than I do.

I'm a lefty so other than a couple of fliers - I'm consistently stabbing at the trigger making me shoot just a tad low and right.

For my age - that's good enough

Man I like this gun.
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Congrats. I ran into someone last week who was also fortunate enough to pick up a Colt Officer for around the same price. His looked parkerized, and the grips were textured. Curious as to the specifications for these guns. What is the barrel length and weight?
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Great deal on that!!!

Next time be sure to put your target a few inches farther to the Right!
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+1 m657

I hadn't thought of that

I think that just might work

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+1 WC145

Well here are the details of the gun.

I went back to my shop and the gunsmith and I looked up all the details in the Gun Bible.

My new Colt Officers Model 1911 in .45 Cal.was made in 1985.

The finish is a Satin Nickel finish

It has Millett Series 100 Custom Combat Low-Profile Sights installed.

It has a Videcki Custom Trigger installed - it's a 3 hole trigger w/ over travel screw .

We can't tell what brand Ambidextrous safety is installed .. the safety's finish is either chrome or shiny Nickel.

I took it to the range and put a quick 100 rounds through it.




The gun shoots better than I do.

I'm a lefty so other than a couple of fliers - I'm consistently stabbing at the trigger making me shoot just a tad low and right.

For my age - that's good enough

Man I like this gun.
All you need to do is drift that nice rear sight a little to the left, and you will be shooting to point of aim.

Beautiful 'little' 1911; great price for it
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Good price on a nice gun. 10 -12 yrs. ago I was paying $400-$460 for the same type. I'd say you saved yourself $200-$250. Locktight the overtravel screw so it doesn't adjust itself into non function at the wrong time. Sometimes these guns can have feed issues. I've had a couple that refused to be reliable, even after repairs and tuning. Shoot it a bunch before you rely on it. Wolfe recommends recoil spring replacement every 300 rds.. Above all make sure homemade trigger job was not done. I always felt 4.5 lb. trigger was lightest safe pull for this gun. Unless you have long fingers you might be better off with a short trigger. Don't be tempted to modify the frame for stuff like lowering, flaring, ejection port, extended grip safety, etc.. There aren't many untouched Officers around.
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Well just call you Mister Lucky. Nice find.
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