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Hi I’m new to the thread. I have a 1911 Colt Commander. Trying to find out as much info about it that I can. It has a blued slide and chrome body.
Left side: slide says commander *model* Colt Automatic caliper .45 then the horse logo. Body AA near the slide lock then S13 under the slide lock.
Right side: slide says Colt’s PT. F.A. MFG. CO. Hartford, Conn. U.S.A. Body says United States Property with the SN under that. No. 596965
From what I have found says gun was manufactured Colt: s/n 450,000 - 629,500 = Oct 24 1918 to April 10 1919.
Any info confirming this and any other info would greatly be appreciated.
The gun also comes apart different than any other 1911 I have ever seen. You have to pull the slide back and unscrew the guide rail to get the gun to come apart.
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Well, a more valuable gun was used to make a less valuable gun. Value would have to be south of a used Colt Combat Commander. Maybe it was done when surplus Model 1911's were cheap.
 

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Two ways.
1. Put a Commander slide on a Gov't Model frame and hope for the best. No change but the ejector.
2. Machine the GM receiver to Commander dimensions for reasonably certain operation.
 

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Two ways.
1. Put a Commander slide on a Gov't Model frame and hope for the best. No change but the ejector.
2. Machine the GM receiver to Commander dimensions for reasonably certain operation.
It fires and cycles, maybe previous owner did that. My dad gave it to me and he got it off some random guy. The front and back of grip has been machined like stenciling I guess for better grip.
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