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1976 Colt 1911 70 series Combat Commander 9mm price / value check

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by kc lefty, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Gents,

    Need a little info here. I couldnt find it in a blue book. They only listed 45 acp. Called Colt and they confirmed the production date.

    I recently picked up the above gun. Please dont ask what I paid for it b/c I dont want to be responsible for suicides.

    The gun would be graded about 97% I would say.

    Minor wear on the exterior (none on the slide) but that is it. It has the orginal silver medalion (yes 9mm was silver).

    It did not have the box which I hated but oh well. No pics at this time but I will have it soon.

    The question for all you Colt / 1911 guys that may have knowledge...... what is it worth?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. revel8

    revel8 hedgehog

    Jun 17, 2008
    your picture isn't there

  3. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    On the road
    I picked up a pre 70 lightweight 9mm for $515. A couple of dealers told me that was ok, they wouldn't pay more than $450 for it. Guess the 9mm isn't that popular.
  4. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
  5. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Oct 16, 2008
    Missouri, East of KC
    If you are pricing it to sell it, let me know.

    I have been looking for a 9mm Colt to suppress.
  6. Dont know that "tagged" means so........but thanks for your imput

    Not looking to sell. Just looking to see the actual value.

    The 9mm is much more valued (dollar wise) b/c the made 10 to 1, 45s as they did 9mm and I think 78 was the last year for the 9mm.

    BAC, if you are here let me know.

    Someone who is a colt 1911 guy, let me know.

  7. 98_1LE


    Oct 17, 2005
    I agree $450-500 is low unless it is beat or hacked.

    I would love to have a 1970 Lightweight Commander in 9mm, since I am a '70 model and all. ;)
  8. Titurel

    Titurel Brick Eater

    Feb 12, 2006
    There is an auction happening right now on Gunbroker for a 1976 Colt 1911 70 CC 9mm "95%". Right now its at $550 but there are 5 days to go
  9. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
    With respects,I "tagged" a post ta learn more about the topic involved.I don't know a lot about 1911s in 9mm.I was just curious.I meant no offense and hope that none was taken.'08.
  10. skipsan


    Apr 24, 2010
    I follow the value of pre-80 Series Combat Commanders, out of curiostiy as I acquired one a couple of years ago.

    Its been my observation that the floor value for an original pre-80 Series CC is about $600. Less, if there's rust or its been messed with. Really nice ones, near NIB, with box and paperwork, can bring close to $1K.

    Its also been my observation that there's a premium of maybe 10-20% for 9mm over .45 acp., everything else being the same.

    Comment: there are/were no 70 Series Combat Commanders, despite serial numbers with "70B......" etc. The 70 Series designation of that period meant that the pistol had the collet barrel bushing, which the Commander series never had. Only the full sized Gvmts had the collet bushings, hence they were the only pistols to have the 70 Series designation.

    In recent years, the 70 Series designation has come to mean that the pistol doesn't have the firing pin block, and that applies to pistols beyond the full size Gvmt models, but that's an entirely different subject.
  11. Sorry peeps been out of town for a few days.

    Done a little more digging into this pistol from Colt. I looked at the gunbroker guns. My pistol is better shape than almost all of those. As I look at it now I would go 98 or 99%. But alas no box.

    No rust on mine. Not one scratch on my slide and blue is 100%.

    The barrell set up is a standard 1911 govt bushing.

    450-550 from the dealer is way low. Not a snowballs chance that is even close to market value. They are trying to make a buck. I get that.

    08----- no offense taken sir.

    With the gunbroker listings and some other arms sites I would value the pistol at low 850 for sure possible 1k highfor the right buyer. Since it is a Colt 70 servies no doubt it will continue to raise in value.

    Thanks for the advice and info.