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Old 11-18-2011, 04:17 PM
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Colt Rail gun question




Hey I am looking at the Colt Rail gun, model 01980RG, which is the black version not stainless. I say it is "black" because it does not look blued, it looks more like a coating. What kind of finish is that? Is it very durable. I prefer the way it looks to the stainless.

The black version seems to sell for $100 to $150 more than stainless, yet it seems to be otherwise the same gun. Does the finish account for the price difference, and is it worth it?
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:21 PM
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Hey I am looking at the Colt Rail gun, model 01980RG, which is the black version not stainless. I say it is "black" because it does not look blued, it looks more like a coating. What kind of finish is that? Is it very durable. I prefer the way it looks to the stainless.

The black version seems to sell for $100 to $150 more than stainless, yet it seems to be otherwise the same gun. Does the finish account for the price difference, and is it worth it?
the finnish is called cerakote and its very durable, the black gun is made out of stainless steel and then cerakoted so you get the best of both worlds.

I have the 2 tone and I love it.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:21 PM
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A very nice pistol.



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Old 11-18-2011, 06:25 PM
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Another question...does the CRG come with a FLGR or GI two-piece?
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:14 PM
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It comes with the standard GI rod and plug.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:16 PM
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do they have the 100 year roll mark?
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:31 PM
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It comes with the standard GI rod and plug.
Cool, thanks for the info. I've been considering one, though I fear for the holster selection of such a beast. A custom kydex rig may be in order...
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:40 PM
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do they have the 100 year roll mark?
Yes they do.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:49 PM
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do they have the 100 year roll mark?
The new one I purchased this week from Bud's guns did not have the 100 year roll mark. It was the blackened (cerakote) model.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:03 PM
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The new one I purchased this week from Bud's guns did not have the 100 year roll mark. It was the blackened (cerakote) model.
According to Colt, the Cera-Kote fills in the 100 year marking; not available with the cera-kote finish. Don't know about the regular stainless model.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:16 PM
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According to Colt, the Cera-Kote fills in the 100 year marking; not available with the cera-kote finish. Don't know about the regular stainless model.
Bob
Mine is SS and has the 100 year marking.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:20 PM
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Mine is the 01970RG and it has it.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:26 PM
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Unless one lives in a "slave state" like Kalifornistan or MyAssachusetts, why not get the Series 70 variant?
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:33 PM
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Unless one lives in a "slave state" like Kalifornistan or MyAssachusetts, why not get the Series 70 variant?
All rail guns are series 80.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:16 PM
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Is the frame on the Colt steel or alloy? I have a S&W 1911 with rail, but the frame is alloy.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:17 PM
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According to Colt, the Cera-Kote fills in the 100 year marking; not available with the cera-kote finish. Don't know about the regular stainless model.
Bob
Now why would it fill in the 100 year roll mark, and not the other roll marks too?
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:30 PM
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The 100 yr roll marks aren't deep. And the frames are steel.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:08 AM
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All the rail guns with the stainless finished slides have the "100 years of service' roll mark and Colt horse stamping. The first run of the blackened rail guns had the horse, but the 2011 run of blackened guns didn't have the "100 years of service" stamp or the horse.

I sent my Blackened rail gun in for some warranty work and the Colt Custom Shop tactical package. They also agreed to add the "100 years of service" stamp and the horse, with no guarantee of how it will look. I'm sure it will be just fine and I can't wait until I get the gun back in February.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:19 AM
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I have one and ...

I love it! Matter of fact, I also have the Colt / Walther in 22lr, which I bought 1st. It has shot 100%. I did pay $1200. for it. Well, traded for it. As for the holsters, they are out there. More coming out every day. I have seen were Galco does not take the stiching all the way down so it allows the leather to "open" up a little and still hold the gun in place. I bought it anyway and am happy with it...as it was only $45.00.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:42 PM
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Now I didn't look at the gun itself, But I saw this black rail gun yesterday @ Lotus gunworks here in Louisville, and the tag said series 70, $1249.00. it had those blackish gray grips, A very nice weapon. But series 70???
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:26 AM
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Now I didn't look at the gun itself, But I saw this black rail gun yesterday @ Lotus gunworks here in Louisville, and the tag said series 70, $1249.00. it had those blackish gray grips, A very nice weapon. But series 70???
Common misunderstanding, because the official model number includes the digit 70 (e.g., 01070RG). They are all series 80.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:03 PM
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The blackhawk serpa holster will fit the colt rail gun. You can also get a blade-tech holster made with or without your favorite light. I have one for my x400 surefire. The best holster I have. Top notch.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:49 PM
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Just got my blackened rail gun yesterday and shot about 200 rounds today. I love this gun...fits the hand great, shoots great, and looks great. Very happy. My Dan Wesson CCO arrives in a couple days.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:31 PM
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All the rail guns with the stainless finished slides have the "100 years of service' roll mark and Colt horse stamping. The first run of the blackened rail guns had the horse, but the 2011 run of blackened guns didn't have the "100 years of service" stamp or the horse.

I sent my Blackened rail gun in for some warranty work and the Colt Custom Shop tactical package. They also agreed to add the "100 years of service" stamp and the horse, with no guarantee of how it will look. I'm sure it will be just fine and I can't wait until I get the gun back in February.
Mine does not have the 100 years of service marking on it.


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Old 12-06-2011, 04:00 PM
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Mine does not have the 100 years of service marking on it.





Because yours was made in 2010.
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