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    Colt 1911 MKIV S70 - 1973 Slide / Frame Configuration?

    Any insights/observations regarding my most recent acquisition - 1973 Colt 1911 Government Model Series 70? The slide and frame appear to be two different materials. I was just curious to know what the experts thought about this particular firearm. Thank you in advance.
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    They are most likely the same. Someone had refinished it to the two-tone finish at some point

    The grip safety currently on there was not available until the 80s. Someone replaced the original with that.






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    It’s been mildly customized. The ejection port was opened up and the grip safety replaced. The slides been reblued and the frame is probably hard chromed. Pretty gun!
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    Wrong hammer too.
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    Trigger replaced as well.
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    Thank you all for sharing your observations! The knowledge and willingness of members to share information on this forum is amazing. Thanks again! Happy New Year!


 

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