Colt 1911 Mark IV Series ‘70 Government Model .45 ACP Pistol w/ Pro-Point

SOLD FOR: $2025

WOA#: WY230316RH002

Make: Colt

Model: Series ’70 Government Model

Serial Number: 70G42482

Year of Manufacture: 1972 (

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by Detachable Magazine

Markings:  The right side of the slide is marked, “COLT’S GOVERNMENT MODEL”.  The left side of the slide is marked, “COLT’S MKIV / SERIES ‘70 GOVERNMENT MODEL 45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER”.  The left side of the scope is marked, “tasco PROPOINT PDP3 MADE IN JAPAN PAT. PEND.  The left side of the trigger group is marked, “3”.  The right side of the frame is marked, “COLT’S PT.  F.A.  MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. 70G42482”.  The sides of the scope mount are marked “W” for Weigand Machine & Design”.  There are some proofs on the trigger guard.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red T ramped blade dovetailed to the slide.  The rear sight is replaced with a charging handle that extends out the left side of the slide. The frame is mounted with a Weigand Machine weaver mount and a tasco ProPoint Red Dot Sight.  The sight picture is clear.  The lenses need to be cleaned.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. The grips are in about Excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One Colt 7rd 45 ACP magazine.  The magazine has a polymer baseplate.

Type of Finish: Anodized Black, Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish.  There is some operation wear on the lower portion of the slide.  There are some very small rub marks on top of the scope.  The serrations and screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.

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

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a tasco ProPoint red dot sight mounted to a Weigand Weaver Mount

Our Assessment: Designed by the one and only John Browning, the 1911 has been a staple in the world of firearms for over a century. And the Series ’70? Well, that’s just an improved version of the original badass design. This thing is a legend, and for good reason.

The Series ’70 sports an improved trigger and a larger ejection port, making it even easier to shoot accurately. And let’s not forget about the grip angle, which is designed to point the muzzle straight at your target. You won’t find a more natural feeling grip on any other pistol.

And what about that single-action trigger? It’s crisp, it’s clean, and it’s got a short reset that’ll have you putting rounds on target like a pro. The .45 ACP cartridge this thing fires is a man-stopper, plain and simple. You get a lot of energy delivered to your target, and it’s still controllable enough to get you back on target fast.

Bottom line, folks: the Colt 1911 Series ’70 Government Model 45 ACP is a damn good gun. It’s reliable, accurate, and it’s got a rich history. Whether you’re a law enforcement officer, military personnel, or just someone who appreciates a fine piece of machinery, you can’t go wrong with a Colt 1911.  And with a ProPoint Tasco Red Dot sight mounted to its Weigand Weaver Rail, this 1911 takes the marksmanship game to a whole new level as you’ll be punching holes in paper bad guys with ease.  Please see our photos, specs below, and good luck on your bid!

Colt 1911 Mark IV Series ‘70 Government Model .45 ACP Pistol w/ Pro-Point
Colt 1911 Mark IV Series ‘70 Government Model .45 ACP Pistol w/ Pro-Point