LIKE NEW, Colt Combat Elite Defender, 3″, 9mm Series 80 Stainless

SOLD FOR: $1,425

WOA#: WY240219RM003

Make: Colt

Model: MK IV Series ’80 Combat Elite Defender

Serial Number: DF013135

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 9MM

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

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT DEFENDER” and with the Rampant Colt logo.The right side of the slide has “COMBAT ELITE” The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”. and marked with the serial number. The barrel is marked “CAL. 9mm Luger or parabellum”  The left of the trigger guard is marked with “VP” in triangle at the front and “R” at the rear, Both front sight and rear sight a re mark “Night Fision” on the right; Rear sight is Marked “Novak” on the left. Both grips have the colt with “snake C” emblem. Floor plate of Magazine is Marked “COLT M cal.9mm Luger S” with a “Rampant Colt”

Barrel Length: 3.25 inches

Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with Novak 3-Dot Tritium Night sights

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are Half Checkered & Scalloped Black G10 grips.There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Two-Tone Elite. Stainless steel and black. Polished Flats and Matte Rounds

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.  Only shows evidence of factory test fire in this writer’s opinion.

Overall Condition:  This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks and a few little draglines and marks in the magwell.  The grip screws are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a total of one 8-round magazine, owner’s manual and handouts, and factory box with two foam trays.  The blue plastic box displays some light and minimal handling wear.

Our Assessment:  This is an exceptionally nice Colt Series 80 Combat Elite Defender Model, single-action pistol that obviously hasn’t seen much use. It is in Excellent condition with about 99% of its finish remaining. It is a relatively small pistol and just about perfect for concealed carry. We are old school and like the idea of being able to carry a pistol cocked and locked for a single action trigger pull on the first shot instead of the mushy trigger pulls required for some of the small plastic pistols being made today. Also, with its all steel frame and slide, it will easily absorb the recoil of the hottest 9mm rounds. Although the Defender Model is an incredibly versatile gun they did not make many in 9mm. This “Single action only” pistol is usually found in the 45 acp caliber. and this always makes the collectors take notice. With the nice finish on this pistol, we think the collectors are going to outbid the shooters. Don’t let this one get away. Please see how perfect she is in these pictures.

Kris F.

LIKE NEW, Colt Combat Elite Defender, 3", 9mm Series 80 Stainless
LIKE NEW, Colt Combat Elite Defender, 3″, 9mm Series 80 Stainless