View Full Version : First Post in Semi-Auto Forum S70 Govt.

September 17, 2011, 12:45 AM
I have owned a few 1911s. A Commander for a short time in the early 80s. Like a dummy, I traded it. A USGI Mt. Ranier Arsenal rebuild my brother bought in the early/mid 60s and I traded him out of. I gave it to his son at Christmas. Two Norinco Chinese Railroad Steel clones that I still have. They are very good, reliable guns.

Since early in 2011, I have had the feeling that I really needed a gen-u-wine Colt 1911 to mark the 100th anniversary. I wanted a gun with no plastic or MIM parts. I wanted a Colt made the old-fashioned way. I had about despaired of finding one I was willing to shell out the cash for. I believe they are way overpriced.

To shorten this up, I finally found one I thought I could justify buying. I wanted an unaltered gun, as stock as possible. What I found and purchased, coincidentally on 9-11-2011, is a Colt's MK IV Series '70 Government Model. Serial number indicates 1976 year of manufacture. So far I have fired 100 rounds of WWB 230 grain Ball, using the magazine provided with the gun and two Norinco mags, with nary a malfunction. Trigger is pretty good, just a little slack, probably a tad over 5 lbs. Boy does it shoot good! Dead on windage and elevation at 20 yards. I really, really like it!


September 17, 2011, 03:41 AM
Nice gun. I've got one just like it only I have upgraded sights. Its by far my favorite to shoot. Theres nothing like it and they bring compliments galore. Enjoy your new piece:D

Hunter Customs
September 17, 2011, 08:26 AM
Nice find and nice gun, I like the small sights.
I've had a couple and sold them, wished I had them back.
Best Regards
Bob Hunter

September 17, 2011, 09:21 AM
very nice