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CALATRAVA
12-27-2010, 8:29 AM
Got to handle one this weekend. It was a G70 model (from 1976-1980, right?)

man o man, very nice. Great specimen with nice holster wear, but otherwise very good condition.

not sure on value, and its not something that is available for sale, but I have to admit I wondered how much it'd go for?

$600-800.00 or so? more?

thanks...

GM4spd
12-27-2010, 8:32 AM
1975-76---holster wear hurts the value but someone else might not
care. You are pretty close in your value estimation but a lot of things
are NOT selling. Pete

B Strong
12-27-2010, 8:34 AM
Everything depends on condition.

NIB over 1K$

Shooter grade, stock, 700 - 800

Shooter grade modifed, less than the above depending on the modifications and the skill in installation.

Gunsmith built by noted 'Smith, sky's the limit, depending.

CALATRAVA
12-27-2010, 8:39 AM
Everything depends on condition.

NIB over 1K$

Shooter grade, stock, 700 - 800

Shooter grade modifed, less than the above depending on the modifications and the skill in installation.

Gunsmith built by noted 'Smith, sky's the limit, depending.

very cool. thanks for the info guys...

My mom and her boyfriend stopped by to drop off presents and to hang out, and he basically was going to store this one, a K-frame smith (nice, too!) and a few shotguns for his sister as a part of an inheiritance. Brought them in to show us...

This one was definitely a shooter, but looked stock as far as I could tell. 1911A1 sights, arched mainspring housing, etc. The grips were the standard gold emblem/wood toned setup.

Main placement of wear was on the front sides of the slide, which to me seemed very reasonable. It came with a vintage, well used, but very solid leather safariland holster.

Very sorry I didn't get any pics, but I'm sure if I asked him, he'd take some that I could post up...:)

B Strong
12-27-2010, 8:58 AM
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/402/mvc855s.jpg

In the mix here are two series 70's that are keepers - the GM on the left with stags, and the two-tone Combat Commander on the right.

Both were built for my by F. Bob Chow.

The GM is built to hardball bullsye standards, with a lowered ejection port like a Gold Cup, Jeweled barrel hood and Commander hammer and high fixed hardball sights. 50+ yo stag grips, my BBQ Colt.

The CC was my carry gun for many years, buried micro adjustables, full Chow build with a later Wilson trigger installed.

I wouldn't part with either one for love nor money.

ap3572001
12-27-2010, 9:25 AM
[QUOTE=CALATRAVA;5511115]Got to handle one this weekend. It was a G70 model (from 1976-1980, right?)

man o man, very nice. Great specimen with nice holster wear, but otherwise very good condition.

not sure on value, and its not something that is available for sale, but I have to admit I wondered how much it'd go for?

$600-800.00 or so? more?

thanks...[/QUOTE

Any original Series 70 full size colt , that is 100% factory original , with some holster wear is worth AT LEAST what a current production basic 1911 sells for.

TO ME $700.00 is a staring point.

slowjonn
12-27-2010, 10:24 AM
I picked up a 70 series a couple years ago. It is about 98% condition or better. Got it for $675.

The deals are out there.

cannon
12-27-2010, 4:27 PM
Here's a real old Colt. It was made in 1914. May look rough but it was in two World Wars. It functions flawlessly and has a perfect trigger break. Thanks to some long gone Army gunsmith.

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/kayzapman/IMG_0044.jpg

After shooting it monthly for 25 years I figured I should ease up on it so I picked up this model MK IV Series 70 a few months ago. I got it and 14 magazines loaded with Black Talons. The original owner shot a box through it and didn't like it so it sat in his safe from 1983 until I got it. Despite the bad picture the only mark on it is a very slight idiot mark.

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/kayzapman/IMG_0045.jpg

This Colt with box, papers, orig grips, mags and ammo set me back $800
There are many cool old Colts out there. Get one.

Steyrlp10
12-27-2010, 4:33 PM
Got to handle one this weekend. It was a G70 model (from 1976-1980, right?)

man o man, very nice. Great specimen with nice holster wear, but otherwise very good condition.

Catch and Release are for bass, not Colt 1911s :)