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Old 10-19-2002, 11:03 PM   #1
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Colt 1911 model O

I was checking out prices on Colt's Saturday. A friend looked them up in his distributor catalog and some models were listed as model O.

There was no indication on what model O stood for. Is it the new rolllmark 1991A1's? Is it a designator for current production pistols?

I didn't find anything listed on Colt's web site. They had the spec. sheet on the Colt Gunsite Pistol and it had a Heinie front sight and Novack rear sight ... :roll:

Thanks ... Mike
 
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Old 10-20-2002, 07:53 AM   #2
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I think the model "O" designation just means it is a 1911 pattern frame, regardless of caliber, barrel length or other features.
 
Old 10-28-2002, 02:37 AM   #3
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Is it not the "2 Magazines" feature?

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Old 10-28-2002, 05:18 AM   #4
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Model O

What Stansdds said...
 
Old 10-28-2002, 07:54 AM   #5
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In 1999 Colt came out with the Model O pistols. 1911s series have an XS designation. 5" GMs had 8 rnd mags, 4.25" Officers 7rd, 4.25" Commander 8rd and 4.25" Lightweights 8rd.

The same year shows 1991 Model O pistols. GM matte, SS, Commander in Stainless and matte and a National Match.

Both were introduced to replace or enhance the standard 1911. Front cocking serrations, McCormick trigger, 3 dot dovetail sights, (Novak's, I think). The XS also have ambi safeties, tighter tolerances, aluminum frame and SS slide.

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