Colt 1911 MKIV Series ‘70 Government Model .45 ACP Pistol

SOLD FOR: $850

WOA#: WY240108SC001

Make: Colt

Model: Series ’70 Government Model

Serial Number: SCC013870

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .45 ACP

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

Markings:  The right side of the slide is marked, “COMPETITION SERIES”.  The left side of the slide is marked, “GOVERNMENT MODEL/COLT/AUTOMATIC CALIBER 45”.  The right side of the frame is marked, “COLT’S PT.  F.A.  MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. SCC013870”.   The barrel is marked “COLT .45 AUTO. N.M.″

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red T ramped blade dovetailed to the slide.  The rear sight is.  The rear sight is a square notch sight and is adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are plastic checkered, black, Colt grips. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The grips are in about Excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:   4x 8 round magazines.  They are in overall excellent condition.

Type of Finish:, 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.  The serrations and screw heads are sharp. The pinheads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Great 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 custom leather holster.  4 magazines as stated above.  2 belt clip magazine holders.  A bag of spare parts, extra barrel and mainspring housing.

Our Assessment: The Colt 1911 MKIV Series ’70 Government Model .45 ACP Pistol is a revered icon in the realm of handguns, recognized for its historic significance, reliability, and enduring popularity. As a descendant of the original Colt M1911 designed by John Browning, this pistol retains the timeless elegance and robust functionality that have made the 1911 platform a staple among shooters for over a century. The Series ’70 designation indicates that this model lacks the firing pin safety mechanism introduced in later Series ’80 models, offering a more traditional trigger feel cherished by enthusiasts.

Featuring a 5-inch barrel and a single-stack magazine, the Colt 1911 MKIV Series ’70 Government Model delivers exceptional accuracy and handling characteristics, making it a preferred choice for target shooting, self-defense, and law enforcement. Its all-steel construction provides a solid foundation for reliable operation and recoil management, while the .45 ACP chambering ensures potent stopping power. With its rich heritage and proven performance, the Colt 1911 MKIV Series ’70 Government Model continues to captivate shooters with its timeless design and exceptional craftsmanship.  Please see our photos and good luck bidding! C.J.

Colt 1911 MKIV Series ‘70 Government Model .45 ACP Pistol
Colt 1911 MKIV Series ‘70 Government Model .45 ACP Pistol