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Colt mk/IV 80 ser. #16003472 04/17/21
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Picked up a Colt 380 at the gun show today,blued with 3 mags. It fits my hand better than most of the small pistols. Hope it's one of the better ones! Came with the blue case.


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Re: Colt mk/IV 80 ser. [Re: saddlering] #16003527 04/17/21
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I had one back in the 1980s. Wish I never sold it. It was the first rendition of it they put out. I carried it in my pocket a lot. I think it was called the Government .380. It was extremely reliable. I don't believe it ever malfunctioned.


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Yes this one says Government 380 also! In great shape hope to shoot it tomorrow.


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I passed on a couple of those years ago - really wish I hadn't.

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I bought the stainless version back in the '80's. A big mitt on me so that longer Government grip fits better. At 22 ounces loaded it is about 2x heavier than my J-frame .38 +P 337PD, but the Colt has a thinner profile. A great piece that is pretty scarce.


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I ran 2 mags out of it, while morel hunting with out a Hitch! I'm liking it. And it goes with the other colts I own.


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Originally Posted by saddlering
I ran 2 mags out of it, while morel hunting with out a Hitch! I'm liking it. And it goes with the other colts I own.


I never felt the need for anything more powerful than 22lr for morels...............

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Originally Posted by saddlering
I ran 2 mags out of it, while morel hunting with out a Hitch! I'm liking it. And it goes with the other colts I own.


I never felt the need for anything more powerful than 22lr for morels...............

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For knockdown power, morels require at least a .380.


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No Morels were shot! Turned cold here, was 20 this am! Digging the little Colt!


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I had the reg. Mustang SS (or nickel) and did not like it. I sold it and bought the Government (in SS)and carried it for several years. I sold it and like others wish I had not. I have not seen one in several years.


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i picked up one on a trade years ago a friend talked me out of it but luckily i got it back very nice shooting and reliable feeding


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