The serial number is traced back to between 1973 and 1975. Satin nickel plated. I painted the front sight black with a Sharpie pen for contrast, bought some extra nickel plated Mec-Gar mags and can't wait until Saturday for some range session. Trigger is crisp, though the safety lever is very stiff to put on safe. Detent is probably oversprung. The funky two-tone grip panels remind me somewhat of the rosewood picazzo from Esmeralda, except that it looks like they're made out of walnut instead of rosewood. Overall condition is very good. I'd rate it at 90% with some wear on the exterior but that's about it. Recoil spring is still strong, internals don't have a lot of wear marks. I wanted a Commander and a 9mm Colt M1911, and this gun fulfills both desires at the same time.