colt .45 mk IV series 70??????

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  1. therockrt72

    therockrt72 New Member

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    ok My dad has this colt .45 MK IV/Series 70 Government model.
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    I went to the Gun show in Houston today without it. But my dad wanted me to pick up a new mag for it. so i bought this 10 round extended clip. it turned out to be the wrong mag.
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    turns out this is the right size buy i can't find it anywhere online or any gun like it.
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    the gun has colt MK IV/Series 70 marked on it, but i can't find any magazines like this anywhere.
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  3. Xracer

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    Hi therockrt72.....welcome to TFF. :)

    Something doesn't add up here. The Mk.IV, Series 70 Colts all took a single stack mag. In fact, I don't know of any Colt Gov't Model, or any other Colt M1911 type pistol that takes double stack magazines.

    I'm tempted to say that what you have is a Mk.IV, Series 70 slide on somebody else's frame....perhaps a Llama IX-C which takes a 10 round magazine....or a Para-Ordnance double stacker.
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    It also depends WHERE it says "Series 70..." on the SLIDE or the BARREL...

    My BARREL says that, but that is ALL that is on my gun from a Colt Series 70....


    My SLIDE says "Ithaca..." Which draws a lot of attention from people who say, "WOW, When did ITHACA start making modern two-tone combat .45s???":p :p :D :D :D
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    therockrt72 New Member

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    damn your good. I've never really taken the time to look at it, but now that i did it does have a para-Ordnance frame.

    he bought this gun at a gun show about 13-14 years ago. why would they change the frame like that other than obvious reason (higher capacity). and also would this do anything to the performance.
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    therockrt72 New Member

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    the gun says it on both the barrel and the slide.
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    so now that we've figured this out where could i find the best deal on a double stacked para ordnance mag.

    also does this affect the guns ability to load in any way.
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    Here are some sources for Para Ordnance Mags (but they ain't cheap!):

    http://www.gunaccessories.com/Magazines/ParaOrdnance/ParaOrdnance.asp

    http://www.paraord.com/pages/highcapmags.html

    http://www.impactguns.com/store/para_ordnance.html

    http://www.outdoorsuperstore.com/product.asp?manufacturer=PARA-ORDNANCE&model=REPLACEMENT MAGAZINE

    And yes....if you get the proper magazine for your frame, it should feed fine.

    Good Luck.....XR
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