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Old 12-17-2019, 05:33 PM
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New offering........ "COLT SERIES 70"

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Old 12-17-2019, 06:48 PM
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I wonder why not slide to frame fit?

Interesting decision tho and a GREAT gun to build on
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Old 12-17-2019, 10:40 PM
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I dig it. Great looking 1911!
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Old 12-18-2019, 11:00 AM
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Is this package available for customer supplied Colt S70 1911's like their new Classic-https://www.colt.com/detail-page/1911-classic

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Old 12-18-2019, 11:49 AM
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Is this package available for customer supplied Colt S70 1911's like their new Classic-https://www.colt.com/detail-page/1911-classic

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We are offering this package on a customer supplied pistol. Shoot an email over to [email protected] for more info on this package.
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Old 12-18-2019, 12:17 PM
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:50 PM
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I have to ask, the grip safety is by how or available from Nighthawk? That is a simple, sexy look.

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Old 12-18-2019, 07:24 PM
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Nighthawk is probable the most innovative manufacturer in the 1911 industry. This Nighthawk Colt offering is a strategic leap forward on their part to satisfy a particular customer base. Namely those customers who like custom Colts.

They take a current production Colt Classic pistol (Colt's traditional line) and perform the work they think best and offer the end result to their customers. As with any 1911 build, the customer can always choose what features they want, and don't want. The customer can also simply purchase a Classic, or any other 1911 model from Colt, and have the modifications they uniquely want on that pistol.

By introducing this model, Nighthawk is bridging the gap between the dedicated 1911 manufacturer and the solo gunsmith who only works on someone else's product. Wilson does it on Glocks and Berettas, now finally, Nighthawk custom is doing it on the ever popular Colt 1911.
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:26 PM
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I have to ask, the grip safety is by how or available from Nighthawk? That is a simple, sexy look.

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The beavertail grip safety used on this Colt is our “carry” style beavertail and can be purchased separately. While it’s not a part listed on our website you can give us a call to order this part.


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The beavertail grip safety used on this Colt is our “carry” style beavertail and can be purchased separately. While it’s not a part listed on our website you can give us a call to order this part.


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Old 12-18-2019, 09:31 PM
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Old 12-19-2019, 04:51 AM
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We are offering this package on a customer supplied pistol. Shoot an email over to [email protected] for more info on this package.
Will do. Can you offer any approximation of what level of accuracy one might expect from the match bushing treatment alone? I'm familiar with the levels from full slide/frame/hard fit such as on my Sams guns and I realize it should not be to that level. Just ballpark.

Thanks in advance. I think this 70's model is about as beautiful as a 1911 gets for me.
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Old 12-19-2019, 01:54 PM
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I wonder why not slide to frame fit?
Probably because they didn’t build/forge it, would be my guess.
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Will do. Can you offer any approximation of what level of accuracy one might expect from the match bushing treatment alone? I'm familiar with the levels from full slide/frame/hard fit such as on my Sams guns and I realize it should not be to that level. Just ballpark.

Thanks in advance. I think this 70's model is about as beautiful as a 1911 gets for me.


The original barrel bushing that comes in these Colts are pretty loose not only to the slide but the barrel to bushing fit is very loose. We’ve installed a match fit barrel bushing that has an inside diameter that fits much tighter to the barrel and the fit to the slide will be tight. While one shouldn’t expect sub MOA groups the pistol will be much more accurate than it previously would have been. The cleaner crown that these barrels get will also help improve accuracy.


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Old 12-19-2019, 08:12 PM
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The only thing I would add would be the classic Colt wide spur hammer.
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Old 12-20-2019, 10:16 AM
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^^^ though it would look nice, who needs a wide spur if running condition 1?
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:28 PM
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I love it....well done
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Old 12-20-2019, 01:55 PM
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Nighthawk Rep, Do you also clean up the laser engraved slide markings? It looks much better than the Colt offerings I've seen.
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Old 12-20-2019, 02:12 PM
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Gawd Dammit ... I need one of these! Very cool idea that looks well executed.
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Old 12-20-2019, 03:38 PM
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Nighthawk Rep, Do you also clean up the laser engraved slide markings? It looks much better than the Colt offerings I've seen.


While we don’t re-engrave the markings on the slide we are polishing the flats on the slides prior to sending them to finish. This along with the smoked nitride does make the engraving appear sharper/cleaner.


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Old 12-20-2019, 03:41 PM
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^^^ though it would look nice, who needs a wide spur if running condition 1?
What' condition 1 got to do with it?
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:05 PM
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While we don’t re-engrave the markings on the slide we are polishing the flats on the slides prior to sending them to finish. This along with the smoked nitride does make the engraving appear sharper/cleaner. ...

Thank you for the additional details. It's a great looking pistol!
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:22 PM
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Gawd Dammit ... I need one of these! Very cool idea that looks well executed.
I like my "mordern" 1911s with Novak sights and checkering etc. but this gun...this gun makes me want to get a Colt and send it in.

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Old 12-20-2019, 09:47 PM
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I like my "mordern" 1911s with Novak sights and checkering etc. but this gun...this gun makes me want to get a Colt and send it in.
If you want a retro sight (I prefer the 10-8) you have to buy a traditional model and install it in the GI rear sight notch. If you want adjustable sights, such as BOMAR style, you have to buy one already fitted with that type of sight or buy a traditional model and have the slide machined for that sight. These Novak sights sure mess us sight style choices. About all you can do, if you don't like the Novak rear, is install a Heine ledge rear sight.
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Old 12-21-2019, 07:33 AM
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I really like this pistol. It nicely balances a traditional look with some practical, modern enhancements like the sights and the serrated grip frame and MSH. I also like the finish. Nitride is very durable, yet the gun still looks "old school." One of the great things about 1911s is the multitude of options.
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