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Rare Colt Wayne Novak Custom Lightweight Commander .45

This is a great condition build I purchased from one of Wayne Novak’s personal friends.

It appeared to be shot a few times and put away for storage. I cleaned it, replaced the springs, inspected it for serviceability and test fired it for reliability.

This gun was built by Novak himself and is stamped WFN 85 on the disconnector rail for “Wayne F Novak”.

Like all older Novak-built guns, it is a very classic build and the blending and fitting are superb. This gun is unusual is that it uses the first generation Novak sight which is different than the sight you see today.

Colt 1976 Lightweight Commander (Z stamp on frame forward of slide stop pin indicates this was a salesman’s sample or Colt show/demo gun)

Novak Custom work includes

Inspection of all Components for Serviceability

Novak early version Competition-LoMount tritium Bar rear (dead)

Tritium Front Bar Night Sight (dead)

N.M. Barrel Bushing

11° Barrel Crown

Reliability Package

Reworked Commander hammer

Fit short Solid Aluminum Trigger

4 lb. crisp trigger Pull

Original Swenson Ambi safety, blended

Carry Bevel Treatment on steel parts

Hand Stippled grip screws

Hand stippled USGI flat mainspring housing with lanyard

Checkered slide stop

Kings upswept grip safety

Polished blued finish on steel parts

Handmade smooth blackwood grips (Possibly Spegel?)

$2450 NOW 2000 shipped pp/ff preferred


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That is quite nice!
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