You have a very early production MA1 pistol, which as its name implies was introduced to the market in I just bought one this afternoon from a gunshow; looks like it had no more than rounds run through it. I was planning on getting these: Find all posts by 43Colt. Series 80 That is a Smokin Deal Attention if you have renewed your paid membership on the site but it has not taken effect within 24 hours please send the tech account a private message here to get your account corrected and for further instruction.

Find all posts by ClearDark. I think it was because I couldn’t get used to that ugly billboard rollmark, which was dumb of me because if I remember correctly it was a very good shooter. All times are GMT I don’t know yet I guess it depends on if I want it close to stock or go wild with it sending it off for the tac package. Here is a good spot to find do it yourself help http: If you’re not moving you should be reloading. Very good deal IMO, I would go for it.

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Find all posts by ClearDark. Makes a nice house gun With a few cheap parts switches, if needed later versions had bar stock extractorsand some new grips, and you have a fantastic gun.


I know Serries could spend more on a brand new gun up to thousands on a custom but just want to keep it simple and affordable.

Originally Posted by Kawboy See if you can get Hogues’s repro set instead. Personally, I think Colt should have kept making these models.


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Shoot at least rounds through it first, then decide what you don’t like and want to improve. Find all serues by triaxle. Ammo was cheap back then and I shot a lot had an outdoor range a couple of miles from the house.

The trigger on my only 80 is the best out of the bunch.

I was thinking of flipping it but it shoots well so I have kept it. Find all posts by dsk. Hopefully correct ones but you get what you pay for. I will check and see if there is a “TM” after the roll marks as well.

Find all posts by dsk. Grab it and don’t look back!

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The best thing is the base gun itself is very solid, good steel, correct specs which makes it the best platform for a build up at some point. It’s now simply a Series 80 Government Model, and as such the slide rollmark reflects this change. Take your piece down, replace parts that look like poor quality extractor, MSH, plastic trigger, 191 wouldn’t screw with the sear but if you are so inclined That thing is so worn out I’m suprised it doesn’t break off. Originally Posted by ClearDark Thanks again guys, and 43colt, 880 for the clearup.

Still one of my favorite shooters and it has never bobbled once since I bought it. I put in a normal recoil spring and plug plus new recoil and firing pin springs. The name was some Colt marketing exec’s clever spin on the original military MA1 designation. Great shooting pistol, no bobbles!


All are fine shooters and the first one mentioned above is my usual carry gun. The work just fine and save a tad weries of weight. I put some grips from the old Ajax Co. All times are GMT Buy It Now and don’t think about ityou will thank yourself coly. It’s a good deal.

I bought one back around or so, but for some reason I didn’t hang onto it for very long. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. I do think its a good deal as it’s in excellent shape.

Serial xxx got new in By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. Find all posts by Johnb Find all posts by et Find all posts by Houser.

I just bought one this afternoon from a gunshow; looks like it had no more than rounds run through it.