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November 30, 2001, 08:17 PM
Can anyone please tell me what models Colt used black wood fully (combat) checkered grips with silver medallions for? I have a couple pair and am trying to find out what guns Colt used them on. Thanks, Ed:D

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December 1, 2001, 01:45 AM

Don't know about the black color, but I bought a new nickle plated Colt series 70 Mark IV in 1972 which had checkered walnut grips with silver medallions.

December 1, 2001, 05:55 PM
I have a bright stainless Colt Officers' .45 that came with black painted wooden grips.

December 1, 2001, 08:46 PM
Now I know they did use these on some models and bright stainless would make sense. Is it a series 70 or 80? Mark series? Thanks again, Ed

December 4, 2001, 05:49 PM
I have a "Enhanced" 80 series stainless govt that came with them.