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Old January 4, 2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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stainless 1911 colt 1976

would someone out there give this old man a WAG on price.friend wants to sell. looks new probably no more than a box of ammo fired. fake pearl grips but that doesnt matter to me.
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Old January 4, 2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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I don't believe Colt made a stainless 1911A1 until the 80s, about 83 I believe.
So I would say the gun has a nickle finish.

As for pricing the gun there's to many variables, I would say that if you can get it bought for around $600.00 it would most likely be a good deal.

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Old January 4, 2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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stainless colt

gun is stainless no doubt. serial number70SC47***. what if found said 76 but thanks for the reply.
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Old January 4, 2013, 05:18 PM   #4
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Could the finish be satin nickel?

The book I checked seems to show the gun as a Series 70 made around 1976 and available in either a Blued or Satin Nickel finish. The value can range from $800 to $1250 depending on condition.
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Old January 4, 2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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stainless 1911

i have a satin nickel and it sure is a different finish. thanks for the replies if he decides to sell it and we can reach an agreement i will probably buy it. thought i was through wasnt looking for anything but it just tripped my fancy
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Old January 4, 2013, 06:55 PM   #6
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Nickel or Stainless?

Pardon my ignorance, but how do you tell the difference in nickel or stainless?
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Old January 4, 2013, 08:25 PM   #7
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Nickel tends to have a slight goldish hue to it, while stainless is more silver in appearance.
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Old January 4, 2013, 08:26 PM   #8
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There were NO stainless Colt 1911 series pistols made then. Colt didn't offer stainless Government Models until the mid 1980's.
The 70CS serial number indicates a Colt factory satin nickel finish.
The same gun in blue had a 70BS serial number.

This finish was an earlier satin finish then the later "Coltguard" finish. Colt said the finish on the 70CS was a satin nickel, but for some reason they used "SC" in the serial number, often taken to mean Satin Chrome.

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A good way to tell stainless from bright or satin nickel is to compare them to something you know is stainless steel. A kitchen utensil will do.
Stainless steel has a "white" tint to the metal, nickel has a distinct "yellow" or amber tint that's very noticeable when compared to stainless.
Hard Chrome has a blue tint.
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Old January 5, 2013, 08:50 PM   #9
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Photos of stainless and electroless nickel Colts

The electroless nickel finish is a slightly gold hue, as shown on the series 70 Gold Cup below. The stainless finish is more silver, as shown on the series 80 Gold Cup in the second picture.



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