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Old March 20, 2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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Colt MK IV Series 80 Prices

I have come across the following:

Colt Mk IV Series 80, .45 caliber
Gov't Model
5” Stainless
Model #: 01070
S#: SS331130

Perfect condition with the exception that it was fired at the range for one series. All matching papers, box etc... are there. It is being offered to me for $900.00, any data on the year and price?

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Old March 21, 2009, 04:53 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about whether that is a good deal or not in today's gun buying frenzy. It seems high to me. As a point of reference, when I bought mine, a Gold Cup Nat'l Match model, it was $750. That was NIB and years ago. Perhaps it would sell for more nowadays.
Three years ago I bought a lightly used Springfield Loaded in stainless for $500.
Just offering the prices for comparison's sake. Hope it's a help.
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Old March 21, 2009, 06:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the prices. It seems high to me as well after looking around a bit more. I can pick up a match grade Kimber match grade stainless in new condition for $500, this is to be a nightstand gun so to speak, not after a collectors edition in reality. I have also been thinking of just buying a new Rock Island as they are fairly inexpensive - any comments on them?

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Old March 21, 2009, 08:14 AM   #4
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The O1070 is actually an XSE number, but that's still too high for a used pistol.

I bought all three of my Colts* brand spanking new from Bud's, and none of them was much over $800 or so at the time.
In today's buying frenzy, they may have crept up a bit, but $900 is still too much for a used one.

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Old March 21, 2009, 09:04 AM   #5
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Price seems high. It's almost twice what I paid for a similar used Colt, also in excellent condition, a couple years ago and I don't think prices have gone up quite that much.
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