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 What Makes a Colt ?

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Uncle Mike Posted - January 28 2016 : 11:09:25 AM
Hi, I found this online. There has been some changes since I last saw this list, but not many, regards, Mike

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Materials used in Colt's pistols:

Made From Forged Steel:

Slide, Frame, Barrel

Made From Machined Barstock:

Barrel Bushing, Slide Stop, Extractor, Ejector, Firing Pin, Hammer, Recoil Plug, Barrel Link, Plunger Tube, Grip Screw Bushings, Sights, Series 80 Plunger, All Pins

Investment Cast:

Thumb Safety, Grip Safety, Mainspring Housing (Series 70 Models)

Stamped Steel:

Firing Pin Stop, Leaf Springs, Series 80 Actuation Levers, Trigger Bow (alloy or steel finger pad)

MIM (Metal Injection Molded):

Magazine Catch, Mag Catch Lock, Sear, Disconnector

Molded Nylon:

Mainspring Housing (Series 80 1991 Models)

Anodized Aluminum:

Trigger pad (Series 80 1991 and XSE Models)
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pochis Posted - January 29 2016 : 07:25:28 AM
I think it is a big combination of nostalga, history, and just how well a colt is built, everything about it is top notch , these guns are always consistent, tight, and accurate. of production guns I think you will be pressed to find one to challenge.

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