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Colt Firearms Series 70 Government Blued Finish .45ACP 5-inch 7Rd Rosewood Grips

Colt Firearms Series 70 Government Blued Finish .45ACP 5-inch 7Rd Rosewood Grips

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Quick Overview
The Colt Series 70 Government is a classic full size 1911 pistol, reminiscent of the Colt pistols of the 1970s when the 1911 ruled the roost for semi auto duty and carry pistols. From its steel frame and side, to the checkered rosewood grips, this simple, easy to shoot pistol is a great addition to any collection.

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It takes me back in part to simpler, better days & I want a good ole no frills work horse.
Joseph on Aug 12, 2019
Beautiful gun
Larry K on May 15, 2019
It takes me back in part to simpler, better days & I want a good ole no frills work horse.
Joseph on Aug 12, 2019
I collect Colt 1911's and I had just learned about this reproduction of the 70 series Government model.
Robert K on Jun 19, 2019
Beautiful gun
Larry K on May 15, 2019
its a colt
mike l on Jan 18, 2019
I love classic guns and the Colt 1911 is an American icon for handguns.
Natalie R on Dec 13, 2018
Great quality and of all 1911's currently on the market, it best represents a classic piece of American history.
Carlos R on Sep 20, 2018
Colt is iconic and this particular gun is historic.
Jack W on Sep 12, 2018
The classic 1911
Charles M on Jul 29, 2018
I collect Colt 1911's and I had just learned about this reproduction of the 70 series Government model.
Robert K on Jun 19, 2019
its a colt
mike l on Jan 18, 2019
The 4th review below by Amazing says Colt ships all of their 1911's w/series 80 firing pin stops/extractors. Even when it clearly says 70 series? I didn't find this in Google so I wondered if anybody else knows this to be true.
Joseph on Jul 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This pistol does not have a firing pin safety but does ship with Series 80 Extractors, Firing Pins, and Grip Safety because they work in the Guns with the Series 70 Firing System (no Firing Pin Safety). Colt would have to spend more money to make and install the Series 70 internals. This doesn’t make sense to them because the large majority of their 1911s are Series 80, with the Firing Pin Safety. You can purchase Series 70 internals and they’ll drop into this pistol. However, they are hard to find and expensive.
4.8 / 5.0
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Chrome Won't Get You Home, but it Looks Good
An old car guy once told me "Chrome won't get you home!" Referring to flashy chrome valve covers. They look nice but don't do anything for performance or reliability. This can be so true.

The Good:
Finish looks great and the wood grips are nice. Great looks and feel. Bluing looks much better than phosphate. Shoots exactly point of aim.

The Bad:
It won't finish a magazine without having 1-3 stovepipes. Some jam into the breech area and are hard to clear. Have ran about 150 rounds (varies manufacturers) though it with the supplied Colt magazine, a new Wilson Combat magazine, and Kimpro magazine. All consistently have 2 stovepipes on average.
This is the most expensive handgun I've ever purchased and wished that it worked at least 95% correctly. So far my wife's $400 Rock Island is out performing it.
I can't recall the name, but a Colt representative has been quoted saying that a Colt should work right of the box or it's not right. No break in needed.

The Ugly:
I have to decide whether to send it back for troubleshooting/adjustment and be without it for a while or try to troubleshoot and adjust the extractor tension, and worry about voiding the warranty.
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July 16, 2019
2 months ago
Nice pistol
Nice pistol, but its a colt, what else is there to say
I have always been partial to the 1911's
New real rosewood grips
New real rosewood grips
May 30, 2019
4 months ago
Fit and finish are excellent, but then you knew that :)
May 28, 2019
5 months ago
This is a terrific colt govt model. All parts are well fit and the finish is beautiful. Note: the extractor will need fitting. Google it up not difficult at all. Colt ships all their 1911s with serirs80 firing pin stop and extractor. No biggie but I do fit oversize pieces from egw instead. Not mandatory the series80 parts will run for a lifetime. Uses any quality ammo, ultra reliable. I like the colt barrel throat profile it eats all ammo. Great purchase
GAG had a great price and shipped in record time. Even during the holiday season. Thanks gag for such good customer service and a great firearm at unbelievable price.
January 6, 2019
8 months ago
Great Experience
Very easy and quick process. Gun is beautiful. The only things I noticed is the pic of the wood makes the wood look a bit lighter than in person. I love it though.
January 2, 2019
9 months ago
Save your money and get the real thing ... Colt!
The real deal.
The real deal.
November 28, 2018
10 months ago
Great gun
I was told that Colt doesn’t make a quality product any more and other brands are better. But the other brands aren’t a Colt. I am very happy with this gun, it’s only had 100 rounds through it so far but without a single jam, it’s all good. I did change hammer to a wider blade style for more comfort. I like the simple military design, I’m thinking this is my favorite for now.
October 2, 2018
12 months ago
The Classic 1911
My first purchase of a new 1911, and also my first on-line purchase. The process worked great ! I used a listed FFL near me, couldn’have been easier. The gun itself is a beauty. Just had it at the range today to zero in a red dot sight and try out a couple Wilson magazines. Great fun !
Series 70 Govt Model with TLR-6 laser/light combo
Series 70 Govt Model with TLR-6 laser/light combo
August 19, 2018
1 year ago
Colt impresses me with the 1911 .45acp!
What is there to say about probably the best gun design ever!
This Colt Series 70 1911 is a pure joy to both handle and shoot. I have a WWII era that is my gun collection pride and joy. This one will now be the workhorse and primary carry weapon.
Yeah it big, yeah it's heavy...but it's a knockdown drag out caliber. I bought some Wilson 500 mags for some extra capacity. If 17 rounds (2 mags)don't do the job then the Lord meant for me to come to the pearly gates.
Unlike reviews I read about it before buying.
The fitment & finish are very nice , especially for under $800 bucks.
Standard GI sights are as accurate as I can be.
I did put a small dab of glow in the dark Testor paint to aquire front sight faster in low light , and have no issues with this being the nightstand bump in the night weapon.
GAG had a super price with free fast shipping to my FFL.
Only thing I could say I didn't like was the rosewood grips weren't rosy enough.LOL
You won't find a better more reliable weapon in this caliber in my humble opinion and I own Wilson's,NightHawk's and Wiley Clapp versions of 45.
Keep her clean and run good ammo through and tou will never regret owning this fine firearm.
I don't!
July 26, 2018
1 year ago
Series 70!
This is just beautiful, a forged work of art. I've had it for a while now and it has performed flawlessly! Nothing like a Colt! Series 70 is the only way to fly.
July 19, 2018
over 2 years ago


Colt Series 70 Government 1911 .45 ACP Features:

The Colt Series 70 Government 1911 epitomizes the simplicity and legacy of this iconic pistol. From its carbon steel fame and slide with traditional blued finish, to the double diamond checkered rosewood grips, this pistol is a throwback to the Colt pistols of the 1970s when the 1911 ruled supreme. With it's improved sights over the old GI models, and comfortable arched mainspring housing, this ergonomic and easy to shoot pistol is the perfect platform for slinging 230 grain .45 ACP hardball. Classic looks, great handling, and a timeless design, the Series 70 Government is a great choice for your next handgun.

Colt 1911 Specifications: 

  • Brand: Colt Mfg
  • Category: Pistols
  • Caliber: 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
  • Model: 1911
  • Series: Government Series 70
  • Type: Pistol
  • Frame Finish: Blued
  • Action: Single
  • Slide Description: Blued Carbon Steel
  • Capacity: 7
  • Frame Material: Carbon Steel
  • Grips: Rosewood
  • OAL: 8.5"
  • Safety: Manual / Grip
  • Sight Configuration: High Profile
  • Weight: 37.5 oz
  • Barrel Type: Carbon Steel
  • Barrel Length: 5"


Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Colt Firearms
Condition New in Box
Action Type No
Caliber .45 ACP
UPC 098289041364
Model Series 70 Government
Type No
Manufacturer Part Number O1970A1CS
Accessories No
Barrel Length 5
Finish Per Color Blued
Capacity 7
Firing Casing No
Frame Per Material Steel
Hand Right Hand
Sights No