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Series 80 question

Post by thessler on 10/9/2018, 5:28 am

Hi
I just bought my first 45 a Colt series 80. I'm obviously very new to this. My intention was to remove the series 80 parts and put the bypass plate in. As I was snooping around the net I found someone wrote about this subject, and he said his friend went to a match his gun was inspected prior to shooting and was told he could not shoot due to removal of a safety feature. I'm nowhere near going to a match but I might as well find out now if I can remove those parts and still compete. 
Thank you Tom

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Re: Series 80 question

Post by Chris Miceli on 10/9/2018, 5:45 am

You can not remove operational safeties, Rule 3.1. As the series 80 is a firing pin block. Removing it would be a DQ if caught. You can have a series 80 with a very nice trigger job though.
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Re: Series 80 question

Post by thessler on 10/9/2018, 7:28 am

OK thanks Chris, that's pretty cut and dry.
Tom

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Colt Series 80 Safety

Post by Roddy Toyota on 10/9/2018, 9:25 pm

Yes you can remove the Colt Type Series 80 Firing Pin Safety parts and not adversely affect the function of the pistol.  However, according to the Rules, this makes the firearm illegal.  Having the safety in the pistol does not make for a lesser trigger let-off; at least for those folks that know what they are doing.  Since the early 80's I have done too many trigger jobs on these pistols to count. I just recently finished a complete build on an 80 Series Colt that was quite collectible.  The Colt was a 1911 80 Series .45 that had special markings and was given to graduates of West Point.  The owner wanted a CMP Service Pistol built on his pistol.  Really, where else but in the USA would graduates of a College be given a Diploma and a specially marked Colt .45 upon graduation.  Anyway, anyone that knows what they are doing can do a safe trigger job on a Series 80 type safety.  This is however, not for a "carry pistol," but only for a target pistol.

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Re: Series 80 question

Post by Wobbley on 10/9/2018, 10:12 pm

Roddy, please check your PMs.
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Re: Series 80 question

Post by LenV on 10/10/2018, 9:06 am

Roddy did my series 80. Great trigger job. I can't feel any drag from the 80 parts. 

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