Nighthawk Custom Colt Series 70 (.45 ACP) Semi-Auto Handgun

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The Nighthawk Custom Colt Series 70 offers several functional and aesthetic upgrades to a timeless classic. Nighthawk Custom has taken the Colt 1911 Classic model and given it an overhaul.  An all-new trigger system has been installed with a match grade, solid short trigger, fully machined disconnector, sear, hammer strut, and pin. The rear sight has been replaced with a fully machined retro sight while the front sight features a Nighthawk Custom 14k gold bead. The Colt Series 70 has been outfitted with a retro hammer, Nighthawk Custom beavertail grip safety, mainspring housing, and match barrel bushing. Upgrades such as an ultra hi-cut trigger guard, matching vertical serrations on the front strap and mainspring housing, French border on the slide, and Nighthawk Custom engraved on the dust cover, take an already beautiful firearm to the next level. While not offering a slide-to-frame fit, Nighthawk Custom has upgraded the performance of the Colt Series 70 with a full reliability enhancement and action tune. The performance upgrade began with the flattening and polishing of the breech face. The feed ramp was then machined to the proper dimension before being polished. The barrel was throated and polished while the chamber was reamed and polished. The Colt extractor was polished and tuned before both the Colt ejector and slide stop were adjusted and tuned. The Colt mag release was also tuned and polished for smoother function. A new Nighthawk Custom 17 lb. recoil spring was added, as was a Nighthawk Custom extra power firing pin spring. The mainspring was replaced by a Nighthawk Custom 19 lb. mainspring to complete the action tune. After hand-beveling the edges of the slide, the Colt Series 70 received a custom Smoked Nitride finish to make this pistol a functional work of art.


  • Finish: Smoked Nitride
  • Government size frame and 5″ barrel
  • Fully machined retro rear sight
  • Solid gold bead front sight
  • Full reliability enhancement and action tune
  • Fully Machined disconnector, sear, hammer strut, pin
  • Fit and blended NH beavertail grip safety
  • NH flat mainspring housing with vertical serrations
  • NH match grade barrel bushing
  • Fully machined retro hammer
  • French border
  • Nighthawk Custom engraved in script on dust cover
  • Vertical serrations on front strap and mainspring housing
  • Crowned barrel flush with bushing
  • NH match grade, solid short trigger
  • Nighthawk Custom engraved in script on dust cover
  • Completely dehorned for comfortable carry
  • Ultra hi-cut front strap
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Additional Information
ManufacturerNighthawk Custom
ModelColt Series 70
Type1911 Pistol:  Semi-Auto
Caliber.45 ACP
ActionHammer fire
SafetyLeft Side Thumb Safety – Beaver Tail Grip Safety
TriggerNighthawk Custom Match Grade Trigger (Short)
Grip ThicknessStandard Colt Grip (Regular)
FrameColt Government Size Frame (Smoked Nitride Finish)
SlideColt Slide (Smoked Nitride Finish)
GripsWood Grips
SightsGold Bead Front Sight – Retro Rear Sight
Barrel Length5″
Overall Length8.75″
Weight39.0 oz
MagazinesOne 7-Round Magazines

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