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Colt .380 Auto Pistol
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Description: 1990 Colt MK IV / Series'80 Mustang .380 Auto
Less than 50 rnds shoot through
Appraised in 99% condition
$800.00

I seen this ad on the local classifieds. I was wondering if it was worth what they are asking.
 

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DaveLee said:
If you check Gun Broker, you'll see similar pistols for $100 - $200 less...
nice gun, I seen one about 2 months ago at a small gun show for $600 but was afraid of it, due to parts availability. Anyone know how available aprts are for these handguns.
 

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I don't think I'd be too concerned about parts availability,I bought this Mustang +2 in the mid eighties and it hasn't been back for any recalls or required any parts replacement since.Some people chose to replace the plastic recoil spring rod but mine has held up fine.
 

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There are a lot of them out there and you don't hear much bad about them, the $800 is high to me. John
 

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MNBud said:
I don't think I'd be too concerned about parts availability,I bought this Mustang +2 in the mid eighties and it hasn't been back for any recalls or required any parts replacement since.Some people chose to replace the plastic recoil spring rod but mine has held up fine.
BUT... that's a BUTT-UGLY gun! Lots of other 380s around that have a little style and class.
 

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If this one is like the Colt Government model it will shoot till the cows come home. I have one from the mid 80's that I have had for 25 years and it shoots very fine. And it hits what you're aiming at.

One of the advantages of modern pistols today is weight. My government model is 25 ounces loaded and it's not a pocket fit. The LCP is half the weight. My colt sits in the safe. I love to shoot it but it's at 90%+ of new and somebody may offer me some good money for it one day if I can bear to part with it. 8)
 

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Picked up mine in the late 90's when they were closing them out. It's fine for the pocket at a shade over 16 oz, but I lost my nerve for single action pocket carry. I have yet to find a replacement 380 that I can point shoot as well as the Colt Pocket Lite. The good news is you can still find makers that will do a pocket holster for you. Parts isn't a concern for me, but I did upgrade the recoil spring guide rod to a stainless version. Thought about replacing the plastic trigger, but if it ain't broke then you shouldn't fix it.

 

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I had a Government Pocketlite, which was pretty much the same thing, but a bit longer. It was a great shooting gun if I used ball ammo, but didn't like hollow points at all. I've seen a lot of both guns on Gunbroker lately. Before spending that advertised price, I'd probably opt for the little Sig 238 and a bunch of ammo.
 
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