7. The slide stop cutout is completely milled away like on all Series 80 models, making this a hybrid O1991 frame but minus the firing pin safety. Interestingly the slide also has the disassembly notch in the same position as a Series 80 O1991, making the slide a hybrid as well. The magazine well is not beveled, and oddly the lower grip screw bushings are staked in place while the two top ones are not. The mainspring housing is a typical flat, serrated nylon or Delrin unit as seen on many other Colt models. While functional, my preference is for steel housings and I definitely don't care for the short trigger/flat housing combination so I quickly swapped the housing out for an arched steel housing as I already mentioned.
Internally there were no surprises. There is a slight finish anomaly inside the dust cover (shown below) but it's a non-issue to me. The internals are clean and well-machined, although in typical Colt fashion there are sharp edges everywhere.
If there is an odd duck in all of this it's the magazine. It's a Checkmate 7-rounder as indicated by the spring and witness holes, except it has an 8-round follower in it! As a result I can almost get 8 rounds into it, but not quite. I have absolutely no idea why Checkmate would make a 7-round magazine if they're going to use the 8-round follower in it! Now I will have to hunt around and see if I have an 8-round magazine spring that will work in it.
The pistol ships with just the one magazine, and the blue plastic box and cable lock is something you've all seen so I didn't waste time taking pictures. The manual is the same as for a Series 70 O1970A1CS.
Overall I am very pleased with it, although once again I'm still a bit disappointed Colt didn't go all the way and make a true pre-Series 70 reproduction since with this pistol they were nearly there. However it looks like it'd make a great base gun for a custom build, although I am leaving mine mostly bone-stock. Soon I'll hit the range with it and see if the NM barrel makes it shoot any better than my other Colts with their standard barrels.