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  1. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    $819. Could be a good base gun for someone looking for 1978 birth year. https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/pistols/colt-pistols-commander/colt-1911-commander-light-weight-semi-auto-pistol-45acp.cfm?gun_id=102032670
  2. General 1911 talk
    Iam not getting the accuracy out of my Colt like I would like to have. Considering new barrel, barrel bushing and site upgrade. Any other recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks
  3. General 1911 talk
    Hello, Wonder what a fair price is for a used Wiley clapp commander is these days. It's missing that box and has some wear marks and dings. I don't want to take somebody for a ride on it, just curious as to fair market since the few examples I have found are going pricey. Thanks
  4. General 1911 talk
    I'll tell you the prices are just shocking. People have lost their minds. You know, they did make lots of Commanders, they are not all that rare. I was trying to be a player on the first listing below and just threw in the towel. I went back and looked and at the start of the pandemic (April...
  5. General 1911 talk
    Wondering about first year production Commander finishes. Were any of the early ones two-tone or were they all "blue" anodized? Ive seen some two tone 1950 LW's but not sure if it was factory production or if someone did that later. Thanks
  6. General 1911 talk
    Lightweights (38 Super) bring ridiculous amounts of money. I have a 9MM mid-70's Colt Commander with KBG that I paid around $900 and it wasn't mint but it was good enough to be considered a nice base gun and even those bring low-to-mid teens for builder grade and $2,000 for pristine examples...
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    After purchasing my first, and currently only, Colt last summer from @Karl Beining I shipped her off to Nighthawk Custom for a complete makeover to include the following custom work: Checker Front Strap 30 LPI Machine Front Sight Cut (Novak Cut) Machine Rear Sight Cut (Novak Cut) Barrel...
  8. General 1911 talk
    I landed this from Gunbroker and was indifferent when my bid won, but I picked it up today and cleaned it during lunch and am very pleasantly surprised. The checkering that was hiding under the Pachmayr grips is very sharp hand checkering. The high-polish blued finish cleaned up nicely after...
  9. General 1911 talk
    I have been an avid shooter for over 30 years. In that time I have seen the cult of Colt and never understood it. The ones I have handled, mostly from the 90’s, were rattle traps with poor fit. STILL, I appreciate the historicity behind the legend and after much gnashing of teeth purchased a...
  10. General 1911 talk
    I've been after a '50s/'60s Colt Commander for a while to use as a basis for a build. I saw one on GB and threw out a flyer on it that stuck. It's a '51 Lightweight 9mm Commander that spent some time in Italy and was rebarreled in .30 Luger. I'd be interested in hearing from those who've used...
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    I've had this for a couple of weeks now and I still haven't shot it so I don't know how it performs. It is serial number 6077-LW so it is an early 1951 model. I can scrape the unknown finish off with a fingernail. The hammer, trigger, grips, and sights have been replaced. The crazy full...
  12. General 1911 talk
    Evening all - first I not familar with Jim Hoag's work other than pics I find on the web. But a local shop has a 1977 Combat Commander (looked up the serial number) that had some work done by Jim Hoag, it doesn't appear to be a full custom no checkered strap, MSH or squared/checked trigger...
  13. General Firearm Discussion
    Last year I gifted my daughter my EMP 3". In correspondence with her, she has been shooting the hell out of it. Concerned that she may abuse it being aluminum framed, I decided to gift her my full size stainless Range officer in 9mm as a range gun. ( I WILL miss it!) In that vein, I will need...
  14. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    NIB Model O4012RG all stainless commander with Pic rail. These are no longer in production and only available for a short time by Colt. Complete package...stream light shown for reference only. 1 of 100 Talo Edition, National match barrel. 1195, now 1050!
  15. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I am looking for a good used steel series 70 Colt Commander. I am hoping to find one as cheaply as possible or possibly a frame and slide only. I am wanting to start learning 1911 gun smithing (you may have seen a thread I posted on this) and need a test bed to build up. I am looking for...
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Colt Combat Commander Stainless Steel Frame. Purchased as you see it. I have no idea of round count. I bought for a project that has now gone away. I mounted a slide and fired one magazine with no problems. I have provided pictures of what I like to see when I am considering a frame, please...
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    Does anyone happen to know what the original "Coltwood" grips from the 1950's era wood was (the type of wood)? I am looking to replace the somewhat shoddy aftermarket grips that are on the early Commander I just picked up this past weekend. Apparently, the original grips are nearly impossible...
  18. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Last month I bought this carbon steel (not aluminum) commander for a build I am going to do with a well known smith. I decided a month after I bought it that if I was going to spend that much money, I was going to build it on a Government 5" base gun, so I am selling this one. This gun is NIB...
  19. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Sold locally! I have a rare TALO limited edition Colt Commander Rail Gun in .45 ACP, 1 of 350 made. It has a stainless steel frame and blued slide. I fired exactly 50 rounds out of it without any malfunctions. It is in like new condition. It is very well put together and very accurate. The only...
  20. Range Reports & Reviews
    FINALLY got an opportunity to shoot a couple new purchases down on some family land today. It feels like years since I’ve shot anything without polymer frames, and it was a blast to run through some steel (and aluminum) framed guns. First on the list was trying out my recently approved TiRant...
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