MODEL: MARK IV SERIES 70
SERIAL #: 70B53624
BARREL LENGTH: 5″
SIGHTS: REAR: MILITARY STYLE
FRONT: MILITARY STYLE
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1980-1983
NUMBER OF MAGAZINES: 1
CONDITION: BRAND NEW IN THE BOX. EXCELLENT CONDITION.
SPECIAL FEATURES: AMBIDEXTROUS SAFETY FROM FACTORY
Colt 1911 Mark IV/Series 70
Out of stock
Colt had been producing the M1911A1 for the military for many years when they decided to release it to civilians under the name the Colt Government Model. To improve accuracy on the Government Model, Colt eventually modified the barrel bushing, and the new pistol was deemed the Colt Government Model Mark IV Series 70.
The Series 70 is also available in blued or stainless steel, in contrast to the M1911A1 that was produced in a dull gray parkerized finish. The thumb safety is also slightly longer on the Series 70 as well, whereas it is distinctively shorter on the M1911A1. The markings between the two pistols are also obviously different, although they both sport the Colt name and logo.
As mentioned above, the Mark IV Series 70 is available in either a blued or stainless steel finish.
One interesting thing of note on the Series 70 is how while the finish is polished on the side of the gun, it is a duller matte finish on the top of the slide and on the bottom side of the frame. This holds true for both the blued and the stainless steeled variations of the gun.
The Series 70 ships with beautiful rosewood grips, for both the blued and stainless versions, but these can be easily swapped out for any grips of your choosing. The grips on this particular Series 70 have been swapped out for ones with the nickel Colt logo in the middle.
As with any 1911, shooting the Series 70 is a blast. 1911s are heavy, all-steel pistols, and this helps to dramatically soften the recoil of the powerful .45 ACP round. As a result, new shooters should not fear firing the Series 70.
The Series 70 is also very well balanced and thanks to the design of the grip, it points very naturally in the hand. This pistol is equally as fun to simply weigh in your hand as it is to fire it on the range.
Accuracy on the Series 70 is excellent for a variety of reasons: the natural point of aim, fine balance, soft recoil, light trigger pull, and the fixed barrel design (in contrast to the tilting barrel of more modern pistols).
Reliability on the Series 70 is also excellent. Most 1911s need a break-in period in order to begin functioning reliably; in the 250 round break-in period of this particular Series 70, only one malfunction was encountered. Afterwards, the pistol has functioned absolutely flawlessly.
Last but not least, the Series 70 is also a very smooth weapon. Everything about it from racking the slide to pulling the trigger can be done without any grit encountered whatsoever.
All in all, the Series 70 is a very faithful reproduction of the original M1911A1 while also delivering on build quality, durability, reliability, and accuracy. Not only will it be a fun range gun, but it’s also suitable for home defense or as a sidearm in a survival situation.