Colt 1911 Government Model Series 70 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol Stainless

SOLD FOR: $1,030

WOA#:  WY240213MC001

Make: Colt

Model: 1911, MK IV Series ‘70 Government Model

Serial#: 72B5648

Year of Manufacture:  Modern, Early 2000’s

Caliber/Gauge: .45 ACP

Action Type: Semi-Automatic with detachable Magazine.

Markings:  The left side of the slide is marked “COLT MK IV/SERIES ‘70 / GOVERNMENT MODEL / .45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER” and an adjacent Rampant Colt logo. The right side of the trigger guard is marked with a triangle that has “VP” inside of it and “L”. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT’S GOVERNMENT MODEL”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and features the serial number “72B5648”. The top of the barrel is marked “- COLT .45 AUTO-” The grips feature a medallion with “COLT” and the Rampant Colt logo colored silver.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights/ Optics:  The front sight is a blade fixed to the slide.  The rears sight is a rectangular notch sight dovetailed to the slide.  The top of the slide is matte for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip:  The grips are two-piece smooth Colt Ivory grips with silver rampant medallions. There are no chips or cracks. Overall the grips are in Excellent overall condition.

Magazine quantity & Condition:  Two 7rd Factory Magazines in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Brushed Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. The rifling is sharp. There is no erosion..  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 99% of its finish. There are no notable defects of blemishes on this pistol. The markings are clear.  The screw heads are sharp and the pins unmarred.  Overall the pistol is in Like New Condition and appears unfired.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is snug. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, it may need a thorough cleaning to meet your maintenance standards.

Box Paperwork and Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of two magazines, chamber lock and keys, chamber flag, owner’s manual and handouts, and its factory box.

Our Assessment: The Colt Government Model MKIV Series 70 in Stainless Steel represents a pinnacle of design in the evolution of the M1911, one of the most iconic and enduring firearms in American history. Crafted with precision and care, the Series 70 introduces refinements over its predecessors that enhance performance without compromising the classic feel and reliability that have made the Colt M1911 a standard-bearer for over a century. The stainless steel construction of this model not only imparts a sleek, timeless aesthetic but also offers superior resistance to rust and corrosion, ensuring that it maintains its beauty and functionality over time, even under challenging conditions.

This particular Series 70 variant embodies the perfect blend of historical significance and modern manufacturing prowess. Its introduction marked a return to a simpler, more reliable firing mechanism, deviating from the added complexity of the Series 80’s firing pin safety. This change preserves the crisp, clean trigger pull that competitive shooters and firearms aficionados deeply appreciate, making it a favorite for both target shooting and personal defense. The .45 ACP cartridge, known for its stopping power, paired with the Series 70’s accuracy and reliability, results in a firearm that is as practical on the range as it is collectible. The Colt Government Model MKIV Series 70 in Stainless Steel stands not just as a testament to the enduring legacy of the M1911 design but also as a beacon of American craftsmanship and engineering excellence, making it a coveted piece for collectors, enthusiasts, and patriots alike.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Colt 1911 Government Model Series 70 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol Stainless
Colt 1911 Government Model Series 70 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol Stainless