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satin nickel Combat Commander

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by billiardcue, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. billiardcue

    billiardcue Cue Connoisseur

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    Sep 9, 2011
    Acquired this 1973 satin nickel Combat Commander yesterday at a gun show.

    Super nice condition - appears to have very little use.

    Included the box with the instruction manual, warranty card (never filled out), a warning card about the delicate finish and the brown wax paper.

    box 2 x.jpg commander left x.jpg commander right x.jpg
     
  2. deadguy

    deadguy Tom Petty Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Beautiful. I have a satin 1975 lwt commander. Great gun
     

  3. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Looks great. Any plans for it other than shooting. I would leave as is.
     
  4. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Very nice,.......:whoo:
     
  5. Gunshine

    Gunshine New Member

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    Aug 29, 2011
  6. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    I haven't seen one in that good of condition in quite some time.

    Congrats on your score!:thumb:

    DAT85
     
  7. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Man, I just love Commander sized 1911s and that one is Saaaaweeeeeet!
    Congrats on your pick up.
     
  8. billiardcue

    billiardcue Cue Connoisseur

    34
    Sep 9, 2011
    I'll only replace the springs and shoot it.

    This is my exercise in pistolsmithing:

    1991A1 - Wilson Combat ultra light match trigger, beaver tail grip safety, tactical thumb safety, bullet proof extractor ~ Cylinder & Slide ultra light hammer set ~ EGW barrel bushing set ~ Ed Brown snakeskin mainspring housing with maxi-well ~ Novak gold bead front sight and wide rear sight.


    1991A1 left x.jpg 1991A1 right x.jpg
     
  9. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    That's saweeeet! :thumb:
     
  10. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Nice score. :thumb:
     
  11. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    :thumb:


    Congrats! :cool:
     
  12. Craig19

    Craig19 Member

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Nice, that's the first 1911 I ever fired.
     
  13. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    I like it! Vintage. :thumb:

    A warning card about the delicate finish surprises me, though!

    Andy
     
  14. billiardcue

    billiardcue Cue Connoisseur

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    Sep 9, 2011
    protection warning.jpg
     
  15. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    There's so much history with this platform. Very cool, thanks for sharing. :thumb:

    Andy
     
  16. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Very nice! An extremely good looking pistol, congrats :thumb:
     
  17. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
  18. billiardcue

    billiardcue Cue Connoisseur

    34
    Sep 9, 2011
    Took it the range on Friday, fed four magazines of FMJ through it, worked perfectly.

    The pistol probably hadn't been shot in over 30 years, I disassembled and lubed it before I shot it.

    This gun is tight, very little play in the slide (much less than my 1991A1), the bushing has zero play in the slide and the barrel od measures .001" less than the bushing id.

    An interesting note - the slide is cut away exposing the extractor.
     
  19. rsxr22

    rsxr22 Member

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    Aug 17, 2011
    That is a beautiful gun!!! congrats
     
  20. Motor City 1911

    Motor City 1911 Gun Addict

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    Sep 15, 2011
    Awesome vintage Colt! I love the satin nickel finish. Real nice 1991A1 too. I wouldn't mind hanging on to them for you. (Just for safekeeping of course.):biggrin1:
     
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