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hello everyone, new here..seems like full of great people

looking at buying this one...pictures below
the owner doesnt know much about it as he picked it up at an estate sale
Im not a colt expert ...not yet anyway...LOL
any information anyone can come up with would be much appreciated
not familiar with the history of these fine guns...so many details roll marks etc etc
 

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It says it right on the slide. A series 80 MKIV Gov't model, in bright stainless finish from the mid '80s to '92. The only question would be is the bright stainless finish original. Does it have the serialed box?
 

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thanks for the reply
as stated not familiar with all the past history and changes colt made over the years
I anticipated someone would know just by looking at the gun...eg finish, roll marks etc
I guess this really should have been a two part question but I forgot to add

what is the general opinion about guns made at that time?
I understand that there are periods that some claim quailty wasnt up to the usual standards
for some reson or other.

I ask because the guy selling the gun is cross country and I wont be able to inspect the firearm
first but as stated Im not knowledgeable with all the colt history details....

he claims its the original finish from what he has been told
not sure what a serialed box is? please explain what it is and why it matters
Im learning...lol

thanks again
 

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It is the box the pistol came in from the factory. It's end label should have the description of the chambering, the model, the finish, and the serial number. If you don't have that a call to Colt with the serial number will get you some answers. Other than that I can't tell you a thing. She sure looks pretty though.

And welcome to the forum. Lots of information to be had here.
 
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