Just picked up my Colt series 70 "Re Issue" O1970A1CS
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    ^^^^^
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    Nice gun. I have the same model in stainless. Love it.

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    I picked up commander (lightweight) yesterday that was made in 76. It had 40 ronds down the tube. I love the series 70s. Ya done good!

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    Great choice Young! I have a few of the originals myself. They shoot better than my 80s. As the others have said. It won't be your last one!
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    I bought a SS one in 2013 and had about the same experience. Lovely pistols.
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    This is the same model I bought. I'm glad you are happy with yours. It seems I got a lemon. Mine fails to eject the casings. When new, through 400 rounds of American eagle and Winchester white box I had between 1 and 5% ejection failures. Sent it back to Colt. They had it for 6 months. When I got it back I shot another hundred American Eagle with approximately 10% failures. The maintenance folks at the range said this was probably caused by an ejector problem. It is back at Colt for rework. I hope they get it right this time as this is intended for estate legacy.

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    Congratulations on your purchase, and welcome to the Colt family! Its hard to have only one Colt. I'm sure you will want more in the future.
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    First, congratulations on your Series 70! They're great guns.

    My first Colt was a Series 80. It wasn't bad, it just felt like something was missing. Then I discovered the Series 70. What can I say? The short trigger and arched mainspring housing were aesthetically appealing to me.

    I did have to adjust the extractor on mine, but that wasn't a big deal.

    As others have mentioned, it's a "Gateway gun". I started looking at older Colts, and yeah, you can't owe just one.

    My biggest problem with it? When I go to the range, it's the only one I want to shoot!
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    I have two 70 Series LW Commanders and an 80 Series style GM in 38 Super. Much prefer the 70 Series given the choice. Good start. now shoot ALOT!

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    Congrats on your Series 70!

    If you plan to shoot it a great deal, I suggest that you take it to a gunsmith and have the collet [has 4 pre tensioned "fingers"] barrel bushing replaced with a solid barrel bushing. When I was using a Series 70 as a back up gun, I had mine fail on the range after a round was fired and one of the "fingers" of the collet broke off and jammed up the pistol - necessitating a field stripping to clear it. I had about 3,000 rounds through it at the time. The collets can be swapped out at any time.

    It is something to consider if you plan to carry it as a defensive pistol.


 
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