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Colt Combat Commander Pre 70 series any good?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glock2740, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I was out prowling around today and ran across a Colt Commander that the guy behind the counter said was a pretty rare find. He said it was a pre 70 series(serial number was 70BSXXXXX). I don't know alot about Colt 1911's, but would be interested in a rare find. I can get it for $750 and it's in pretty good shape. It shows wear, but it's old and the insides look pretty good from what I could tell. The guy sounded like he knew what he was talking about...to a point, but you know how gun shop counter jockies can be, so I kinda took it with a grain of salt. He said he thought it was well worth twice what they were asking, and that he was thinking about buying it himself. If it's a rare find, that's one thing, but if it's just another old Colt 1911, then I'll let it sit there until a Colt junkie finds it. It's just been in there for a few weeks from what I heard. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Line Rider

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    I'd check it as close as I could. If it hasn't had someone gun plumbering on it $750 is a steal. This Colt is a steel frame and would be a great gun to send to a custom shop as a base for a dressed out carry gun.
     

  3. glock2740

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    Thanks. If it was worth alot more than they were asking, I'd buy it and leave it as is, but that gun begs to be sent off to be tricked out. :cool:
     
  4. bac1023

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    I love the older Colts. :)
     
  5. keninnavarre

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    Used Colts are all rare around my area for some reason. Any Colt Commander in decent shape would easily bring the asking price of $750.
     
  6. bac1023

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    Especially a 60's model.
     
  7. Agent6-3/8

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    Heck, all Colts are rare here, new and used...
     
  8. rick7938

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    I think I will have to throw the "BS Flag" on this one. He doesn't know what he is talking about. I bought a new Colt Combat Commander in 1970 (SN: 70BS84XX). The "70BS" in the serial number stands for Series 70 Blue Steel vs "70LW" for the Light Weight alloy frame Commander.

    I can't comment on the price, but I think the gunshop guy is blowing smoke.

    Just my opinion.
     
  9. TxGun

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    Yeah, that is obviously a 70 series serial number. Still great guns, and, depending on condition, still potentially well worth that price, IMO.
     
  10. AZ Husker

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    Is there such a thing as a Series 70 Commander?