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Old 04-09-2011, 04:24 PM
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Colt series 70 reissue in stainless




Hello all, This is my first post here!!

I look forward to being a member for a long time!


Allright lets get down to biz....


Tell me the good the bad and the ugly about this gun & before you mention it YES I HAVE USED THE SEARCH!! FORUM SEARCH SUCKS!!!


Anyways..... pics of your reissues and or 100 year rollmarks are appreciated !!

I plan on buying this gun as soon as I can get a new stock 2011 production with the 100 year rollmarks.

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Old 04-09-2011, 04:39 PM
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Given the fact that Series 70 repros are discussed in a new thread every few days I'm surprised you couldn't find anything in a search. I know that blued ones with the 100-year rollmark are out there but so far I haven't yet seen any stainless models.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:48 PM
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Sometimes it's not the search function that sucks, but the use of it.

I happen to know there are tons on S70 threads here, including on the stainless versions, because I have been searching them myself for the past couple of days.
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:07 PM
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SS and blue are the same gun with the only difference being the metal used. I have been very pleased with my Series 70.

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:27 PM
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Stainless scratches very easily.





Blue is beautiful!

Either is a great gun!
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:24 PM
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Stainless scratches very easily
But I can buff the scratchet out of stainless.

I cant reblue a gun
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:45 PM
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But I can buff the scratchet out of stainless.

I cant reblue a gun
Roger that!
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Old 04-09-2011, 11:35 PM
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Count me as a fan of the Colt's Government Model Series 70 45 ACPs and, while I have several stainless steel handguns (including one 1911), I like the blue Colts best.

Top one made in 1970 and bottom is a repro made since 2002 - low serial number suggests 2002 or 2003 - I've had it since 2006.



I alternate them as carry guns and put 20 - 30 rounds through each at the range every week - weather permitting - and clean/maintain them every month or two.
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:25 AM
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New member. Did not want to start a new thread and I suppose this fit the OP's topic.

I think I am going to go for the "1970A1CS ". A matter of finding the best price now, I suppose. Think I'll also get the LE6920, then I'll be content by virtue of being broke Probably take a year to recover. . .

Is the "1970A1CS" well regarded here?
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:07 AM
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Countless members here who own one (or more) can't be wrong.....
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:59 AM
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Countless members here who own one (or more) can't be wrong.....
Roger that.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:20 AM
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Having bought and still own several of the real 70s Series that I bought new in the 70s I can say the new ones are very nice. You know Colt quit making the original 70 series in 1983 and did not start selling SS guns till 1984 right? So if you want a 1911 in SS made by Colt without the 80 Series safety, then the new 70 series is sort of it.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:03 AM
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I'm going with the blue.

As a 'southpaw', I guess I'll have to get an aftermarket ambidextrous safety? Never owned anything but revolvers, in the handgun line. Eating the ejected cartridge case is, of course, something I am used to
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:32 AM
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I found that my only stainless pistol (Springfield GI) is my every day carry piece. Perspiration from IWB carry, and holster wear aren't that big a concern. My Colts all being blued don't get that kind of use. I really like the looks of my blued Colts, but they wouldn't look that way for long if I carried them every day.
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:20 AM
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Here is mine. I like blued. So classic.

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Old 04-10-2011, 10:31 AM
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I carry my stainless Colts IWB under a tennis shirt up against my skin. It's starting to get hot here in TN. I get the impression that if they were blued Colts that I might start to have some problems. Stainless holds up just fine. This ORM O1091 is nonreflective battleship grey. My new O1070 isn't, but will be shortly!

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Old 04-10-2011, 10:38 AM
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Deciding between the O1970A1CS and the 1970A1CS.

CC is not really an issue for me. I rarely leave the property and can shoot out my back door, if I like. . .

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Old 04-10-2011, 11:33 AM
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Did someone say pics of a reissue?



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Old 04-10-2011, 12:00 PM
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A most excellent handgun.

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Old 04-10-2011, 02:27 PM
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Deciding between the O1970A1CS and the 1970A1CS.
Blued: O1970A1CS

Stainless: O1070A1CS

There really isn't much more for me to add here since I already covered these pistols in a review many years ago: http://www.m1911.org/prodte26.htm
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:49 PM
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Blued: O1970A1CS

Stainless: O1070A1CS

There really isn't much more for me to add here since I already covered these pistols in a review many years ago: http://www.m1911.org/prodte26.htm

There is no "O" in front and the third digit is a "9" in the model I reference, nor is it "Stainless".

This is it:
http://georgiagunstore.com/gun_store...P_BLUE_FC.html

http://www.rmtactical.com/v/vspfiles...B_CT2991_1.jpg

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Old 04-10-2011, 05:57 PM
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I wouldn't trust their SKUs. It's better to go straight to the horse's mouth.... Colt's that is: http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/Colt...tSeries70.aspx
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:09 PM
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I wouldn't trust their SKUs. It's better to go straight to the horse's mouth.... Colt's that is: http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/Colt...tSeries70.aspx
Maybe so. I have been to that link. These appear to be completely different stock. And multiple sights list them the way I have BUT certainly could errant. They appear to be completely different handguns.

I am unclear, are you typing that they are not?

Seems to me it is this:

http://georgiagunstore.com/gun_store...P_BLUE_FC.html

versus this:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/36102

versus this:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/36108

So, my post meant I was vacillating between the first and second linked weapons.

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Old 04-10-2011, 06:37 PM
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Aside from the fact that the first one comes with a fired case to be compliant with local laws I don't see any difference.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:49 PM
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Aside from the fact that the first one comes with a fired case to be compliant with local laws I don't see any difference.

Clearly you are VASTLY more acquainted with the topic.

And I apologize if it seems I am a bit dull. However, the weapon in the first link has an "FC", yes, but that is just the one I linked. The weapon is available sans "FC". Here: http://georgiagunstore.com/gun_store...5ACP_BLUE.html and I find this to completely different from this: http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/36102
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