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Colt MkIV Series 80 Model Mustang

Colt Colt MkIV Series 80 Model Mustang


The Colt Mustang is a series of American small service pistols of the Colt MKIV Series 80 range chambered for the .380 ACP cartridge which they take from a 6-round magazine. The Colt Mustang series have a 70 mm long barrel, fixed sights and come in two basic variations, the standard and the lightweight `Pocketlite` variation which has an aluminium alloy frame.


SOURCE: Outdoor Life, Volume 22, Number 6, June 1988 Law Enforcement Technology, January/February 198

COLT 380 Semi-automatic pistols

Colt`s is incorporating a safety improvement on all Colt 380 semi-automatic pistols that they are now manufacturing. They are offering this same opportunity to all owners of Colt 380 semi-automatic pistols free of charge.

It has come to their attention that the Sear Spring may be bent in some Colt 380 autos. Where this occurs there is a possibility that the Sear Spring will become unseated from the base of the receiver which could result in accidental discharge.

To hold the Sear Spring in place, Colt will send you a 380 auto improvement kit which includes a Spring Clip and instructions for attaching the Clip to the Sear Spring. Once the Spring Clip is installed the Sear Spring cannot come loose. This is a simple but effective safety modification.

This important message applies to all Colt 380 autos in the current series first introduced in 1982. If a Spring Clip has already been installed, it will appear in the magazine well as a yellow piece of metal attached to the Sear Spring.

To obtain the Spring Clip they ask that all owners of Colt 380 semi-automatic pistols contact them now by calling Colt TOLL-FREE at 1-800-533-0380. They will send you a Spring Clip and complete instructions for quick, easy installation. There is no charge for this service. In the meantime they urge that you do not use your Colt 380 auto until you make this change.


Colt Defense LLC, P.O. Box 118, Hartford, CT, 06141 U.S.A. Tel: 1-800-241-2485, (860) 232-4489 Fax: (860) 244-1442

.380 ACP

70 mm (2 3/4)

Magazine Capacity:
6 rounds

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