Pachmayr Signature Custom Colt Government 1911A1
1911-A1 Accurized, Bo-Mar, Semi-Automatic Pistol
lock-stock-and-barrel A+(1113)
Used Condition
FFL is required
Current Bid
Starting Bid
No Reserve!
24 Bids Bid History
Time Left 15 min rule
Item has Ended
8/6/2017 8:10 PM
Item 670969356
Location Simi Valley, CA 93065
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No international shipments
Payment Personal Check, Visa / MasterCard, American Express, Discover, USPS Money Order, Money Order, Certified Check, See Item Description
Checkout Yes, Immediate
Cash Discount The above prices on this item reflect a 3% cash/check discount. This discount is not valid for credit card purchases. Add 3% to the total cost for credit card purchases.
Sales Tax
Seller must collect sales tax from the following states:
CA 7.25%   
Inspection/ Return Policy
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The seller of this item assumes all responsibility for this listing. You must contact the seller to resolve any questions or concerns before placing a bid. Payment must be made using U.S. dollars ($) unless otherwise stated in the listing. Firearms may only be shipped to a licensed dealer (FFL Holder). Some listed items may not be legal in every state. Complete your purchase within the law.

Please read the Additional Terms of Sale and Item Characteristics for important listing details.

Make: Colt Series 70 Frame, Pachmayr Accurized

Model: Pachmayr Signature Model

Serial Number: 70G32083

Year of Manufacture: Frame 1970’s

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi Auto Pistol

Markings: The slide is marked “Pachmayr Signature Model” / "COLT'S GOVERNMENT MODEL" & "COLT'S MK IV SERIES '70 / GOVERNMENT MODEL / 45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER". The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / 70G32083”. The left side of the frame is marked (on the frame tightener) “Pachmayr ‘ LOS ANGELES / U.S.A. / ACCURIZED / (PATENT NUMBERS…)”. There is a “P”, a “2” and the Verified Proof mark still visible on the trigger guard bows. The barrel, through the ejection port, is marked “COLT .45 AUTO / MK IV SERIES '70”.

Barrel Length: 5"

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed blade. The rear sight is a windage and elevation adjustable sight by “BO-MAR”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered rubber Pachmayr “Signature Model” grips. The rubber is still pliable and the checkering is still sharp.. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original or As applied by Pachmayr.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, though a cleaning is needed.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are a few faint marks on the underside of the slide, ahead of the dust cover. Likewise there is thinning in the frame rails and on the sides of the frame by the grip safety. There are only other faint and scattered surface marks. There is some marking from reassembly at the slide stop. This pistol was clearly not used much and retains the vast majority of its finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions incredibly well and is very tight. We did not fire this handgun.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One Italian 7-round Pachmayr magazine is included and is in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment: Pachmayr is a legendary place in our industry and there was a time that if you wanted gun work done right, you took it to Pachmayr. These Signature Model guns are amongst the best turned out of the period and from the shop. Here is some of the work done to the pistol: ACCURIZED frame tightening system added, custom slide stop, custom grip safety, BO-MAR sights, ePachmayr fixed bushing… The work would be nearly impossible to duplicate today and as a result is a gun sought after by collectors and shooters alike. This one goes in the collection next to the Armand Swenson’s, Bob Chow’s, Kings Customs, Jim Hoag’s, etc…

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California but CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. This does not apply to out of state residents., Phone: (805) 285-0715, Fax: (805) 285-0729

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Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. (Please obtain a tracking number from your carrier for immediate delivery confirmation of payment). If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-4 and Saturday By Appointment).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment or faxed/emailed separately. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.

We always combine on shipping to save you as much as we can. You can generally assume it will be full shipping charge on the first item, 1/2 on the second, 1/3 on the third, etc. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations (different licenses), or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined.


Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. We accept Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Cash, Personal Checks and Cards. Personal Checks are held a full week for clearance. All paper forms of payment already reflect a 3% cash discount. To pay online, please use the 'Pay Now' link at the bottom of the invoice, which will be sent after the sale. To pay with American Express please contact us. To call and pay by phone, please wait until the afternoon on Monday after the sale. To help us properly apply your payment, please indicate what item you have purchased when your payment and/or FFL are sent. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier.

CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days. To make credit card lay away payment please contact us. All items purchased in an auction will be combined into one invoice. This invoice must be paid in full before any/all items are shipped.

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Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are accepted for material misrepresentation, non disclosed flaws, overrepresentation & damage in shipping. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings (look at our feedback). Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. Thank You!

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