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Old 05-03-2012, 07:28 PM
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Colt Combat Government




I just purchased this beauty. I cannot wait until it arrives!

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:31 PM
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Congratulations in advance.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:35 PM
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That's really nice, my man!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:07 PM
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I had one......worked all summer to get it as a kid.
Was why I swore off colt for27 years . Hope your luck is better than mine was.
I'm a big colt fan oy now though with the new products and warranty
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:21 PM
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Nice score They are falling out the woodwork. I just picked one up a month ago and missed out on one in october. Get those factory wraparounds off and some nice panels on there to show off the factory gold cup style serrations on the front grip. Anybody ever get a good idea on total production of these ? I paid $1k for mine and that was here in california. I didn't even flinch at that price, whipped out the wallet to hold it and start paperwork

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Old 05-03-2012, 08:24 PM
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Sweet!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:46 PM
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What grips did originally wear from the factory?
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:26 PM
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It came from the factory with those pachmayrs. But underneath is factory front strap serrations. Why colt would cover those up who knows. Also factory lowered and flared port , mag well bevel and taller sights. It was their 1st attempt at a factory ready combat gun as back then those were the hot mods guys were doing. Only this gun came out in 82 and in 83 the series 80 started. So who knows made it out of the factory. And it cost more than the series 70 standard sitting next to it at the LGS. So buy a combat gov or buy a standard gov model and have money left over for a Hall and Oats tape...
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:32 PM
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I thought they were factory. This one is in the box with hang tags and all.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:01 PM
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It appears to be all factory original, and in great shape to boot.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:20 PM
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heres mine. came with the factory plastic grips, but no box or papers. congrats on getting the extras with yours. i put these 70s style panels on it to show off the front strap serrations. i have font strap serrations on 4 of my colts. i prefer it to full checkering

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:06 AM
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My 3 bone stock Series 80 Combat Governments

My Series 70 Combat Government that I purchased as stock around 1986, then had a little custom work done by Bob Cogan at Accurate Plating and Weaponry.


That same Series 70 CGM after making a trip to Arizona and getting a facelift from Jason Burton


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Old 05-05-2012, 09:14 AM
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I received it yesterday. It is immaculate and like new.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:05 AM
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Congrats and enjoy...........
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:02 PM
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I received it yesterday. It is immaculate and like new.
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is the top of the slide flat or rounded? Thanks
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:05 PM
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Another question about Combat Governments, the front sight looks like the same one used on an original series 70 GCNM, is it ? Thanks.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:25 PM
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Yes.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:35 PM
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Thanks Shooter.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:37 PM
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I received it yesterday. It is immaculate and like new.
Congrats. Is it a S'70 or S80? Did you buy this one to replace the beautiful S'70 you sold me? More pics, please?
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:40 PM
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Series 70. Nah, I just happened upon it. More pics Mon evening.
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Nice one, CIB. I just stumbled onto a series 80 combat government...didn't want or need it, but you know the rest...
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:17 PM
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Nice one, CIB. I just stumbled onto a series 80 combat government...didn't want or need it, but you know the rest...
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Same here. That happens to me a lot.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:41 PM
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I have a set of those Colt factory Pach. grips that I got with some other grips a while back. Always wondered what factory gun they came with. I'd sell them if anybody wants em. I tried 'em on my newer Combat Elite XSE and LW Cmdr, but they just didn't suit my taste. They need to go to a guy who has the pistol but lacks the proper grips. Let me know if anybody wants to buy 'em.

Great looking guns, men.
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