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Forgive me for I've sinned - a 9mm Colt Commander

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by fnfalman, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    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.

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  2. fnfalman

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    More photos. Front sight pre-blackened and post-blackened.

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    I'm looking fot this gun for long time already, can I ask how much?
     
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    Dude!!! That's cool!!!
     
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  6. fnfalman

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    It always kills me to see the scratch on the frame made by the owner/operator as he/she reassembled the pistol. If it doesn't fit, then stop and readjust.

    Also had to throw in a gratuituous photo of the Colt auto flower.


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    I probably overpaid for the damn thing, but it's exactly what I wanted. Anyway, I paid $950 for it.
     
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    A 1911 not in 45 ACP? :ack:
     
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    Says the guy whose username is 38 Super Fan.:rofl:
     
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    I would pay it, I've seen Colt ser 70 45 1911 blued for $795 at Cabela's but I wanted 9mm and Commander is a bonus
     
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    Very nice, fnfalman.

    You have amassed quite a collection now for someone who doesn't like enhanced 1911s. :tongueout:
     
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    fantastic find

    I've found the blue/parked sights to look great in stainless slides and they work better for shooting. I have a front sight remover/installer (we make them in the shop, sell them in Brownells & such) that you can borrow if you want to swap them out.
     
  13. fnfalman

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    The only gun that is "enhanced" is the Gunsite Service Pistol, and the modifications were minimal. Besides, I'm in the Colt collecting mood. I still don't care for the design of the gun.

    Thanks for the offer. I'll see how well the blackened front sight work. If it doesn't then I'll get a different set of front & rear sights altogether.
     
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    Years ago, I shot with a fellow who used a 1911 chambered for .38 special wadcutters. It was a pretty nice set up, and one that I haven't seen since. Alot of the other guys shot the S&W Model 52 with 38 special wadcutters.
     
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    He was just pulling my chains a bit. We both own multiple .38 Super M1911s.
     
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    Stacked from top to bottom: Gunsite Service Pistol .45ACP, Delta Elite 10mm, El Centauro .38 Super, Combat Commander 9mm, and M1991A1 Compact .45ACP. What's not present is the Government Model blued .38 Super. It's in the safe right now. This stack of Colts is part of my travel package.


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    Congrats, looks great!
     
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    ooooh, nice! That one has the old style L-Stack but the newer series BSHP. I prefer it but you have to really make sure you camber it properly.
     
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