1911 Combat Commander

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by break point, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. break point

    break point New Member

    Mar 30, 2019
    Howdy all looking for a little assist on the above.

    Purchased a 1911 CC with a Colt Slide and Barrel on an Essex Arm's frame. Nice action, tight and shoots well. Was interested in the history on the Essex. Frame Serial # is SS 9155.

    Would appreciate any insight one may have. Many thanks.

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  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    welcome to the forum

  3. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Nice! Welcome to the forum.
  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
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  5. Joseph Medugno

    Joseph Medugno Well-Known Member

    Jan 19, 2018
    Nice! Welcome to the forum.
  6. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Welcome to the forum. Essex has been around a long time making inexpensive cast frames, my dad built a 1911 in the '70s on an Essex frame. I'd imagine that the quality improved to some degree over time
    but they're known for being inexpensive/lower end. That said, there's
    lots of guns out there built on Essex frames and most probably shoot and hold up okay.
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  7. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Welcome. Essex as a popular replacement frame after WW 2, or a bit later. I've often felt that ex GI s got nervous with their bring backs and either defaced the frame ( we still see these pistols turn up) or better yet replaced with Essex or the like. Not the case with OPs commander just rambling this morning. Looks like a great cmdr, grip safety nicely fit and OP reports shoots well at range. Congratulations

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