Les Baer Grandpa Baer: 1992 LB Premier

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by gun_fan111, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    Hi everybody. Want to share my new, but fairly old, find.

    Brenda, who is always super helpful, said that the records show its a 1992 Premier II.

    A quick google search leads me to believe it was made in Rock Island, IL location before Les moved his shop to Hillsdale. First year production after Les left SACS - very cool!

    Here it is!

    Some pictures of the internals, including engraved and matching barrel and slide.

    If anybody has a LB of a similar vintage, I would enjoy hearing how this one compares to it.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2019
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  2. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    My LW Comanche was built May 95 right after he moved to Hillsdale!
    Oldest 1911 I have
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  3. WC145

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

    Jan 1, 2013
    Very cool piece! Congrats on finding that one. My earliest is a '96 Ed Brown Special Forces built on a Baer frame and slide that were produced in April '96. Brown completed the gun that August.
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  4. Oldgunner

    Oldgunner Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2018
    My oldest was built in May, 1995 at Hillsdale. I bought it used as a "CMP legal' hardball pistol. Since it had the older GI style grip safety and someone had played around with the hammer I sent it back to Baer for updating last year. It came back to me as a Premier II equivalent. I'm currently using it as the platform for my Nelson .22 conversion.
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  5. jimmy james

    jimmy james 1911 Fiend

    Aug 29, 2017
    An older Hillsdale Commanche went on Gunbroker yesterday. The opening bid was more than I was willing to pay but it was a sweet looking gun.

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