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Old August 18, 2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Colt 1911 Model 70 Value

Not a member on 1911forum so I figured I'd ask here.. I have the chance to purchase a slightly used (I'd say 95%) Colt Model 70 Mk IV. I have seen some prices online new... any idea the value of one slightly used? Thanks in advance!!
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Old August 18, 2008, 09:09 AM   #2
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The 29th edition of Fjestad's Blue Book of Gun Values lists a blue Mk IV series 70 at $775 for one in 98% condition, and $600 for one in 95%.
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Old August 18, 2008, 09:26 AM   #3
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Thanks! Price is $500, so I guess I need to make sure of the condition. I have held the gun and didn't notice anything off the bat. Will obviously inspect further. Thanks again!
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Old August 18, 2008, 05:57 PM   #4
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$500 for any decent Colt Series '70 is a good buy if it's original. They are worth less once they've been hacked on with aftermarket safeties, sights, or other mods. $500 for 95% with the original grips is a very, very good price.

I picked up this one last winter for $500, haven't seen a deal within $100 of that since. It has become my favorite 1911 to tote since then. There IS something about a genuine Colt, I am now convinced. As to grading a finish, this one would have been about 97% except for some blue loss on the front grip strap from a sweaty-fingered previous owner.

If you are trying to buy a collector gun, it's already out of that category at 95%. If you are buying a gun to shoot, snap it up as $500 is a good deal regardless as long as it's original and unmolested, even if refinished or as low as 80% and not pitted or mechanically unsound.
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Old August 18, 2008, 08:43 PM   #5
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1911 price

Buy it or tell me where to buy it. Here on the east coast I cant find 1 within $200.00 of that price.
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