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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. General 1911 talk
    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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!
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. General 1911 talk
    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Buy the whole lot: $50 shipped
  15. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    More trimming of the fat. Got this in a trade from a member here, it's a 1991a1 that was sent to Novak for some work. I have the invoice for it. Steel frame. 45 cal. Reliability tuned, BTGS thumb safety FS. 950 shipped. No trades. PayPal preferred.
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I bought this gun from a member of this forum, I put 150 rounds through the gun. I absolutely love it but I am trying to pay off a couple of hawks that I have bought. I am asking 1950 firm shipped to your ffl. Photos are from original post The original posting from when I bought it is...
  17. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have a handful of OE Colt Commander hammers that I want to have machined to look like the caspian Big Hole Commander Hammer - they are almost exactly the same size . Some of my Colt hammers have the inner bevel some do not. I do not have the means to do this myself. So who can machine them...
  18. General 1911 talk
    I have this Colt Commander. I'm thinking about selling it but I cannot find a price for it, because it is different from the two models I can find. I bought it maybe two years ago. It has a different beavertail than the old model, but doesn't had the Novak sights or the grips from the updated...
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  20. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    This gun is brand new, straight out of the colt custom shop. Limited to just a couple hundred made. It's chock full of good features, and the owner will receive the paperwork to send in to colt for the guns certificate of authenticity (I presume similar to what SACS guns receive). Do your...
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