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    It's a keeper for sure.

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    The truth is guys that Bob went in on Friday looking for me a particular gun and they had sold it. He felt so bad about not finding me the pistol, that the only thing that would make him feel better was to buy one for himself. (LOL) He sure found a beauty.

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    Congratulations! Enjoy!

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    ...and how would YOU know how tight a bull's behind is?















    nice find, ya cheater!


    (I really have to get me a job there...even once night a week would be good....)

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    Nice find Bob!

    Serial # places it at 1952.
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

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    [QUOTE=jamz;232936]...and how would YOU know how tight a bull's behind is?


    nice find, ya cheater!


    (I really have to get me a job there...even once night a week would be good....)



    Ummmmmmmmmmm .....they ARE looking for a few more good people in the Shooting Sports dept...........Come in and see John K..
    I'll vouch for ya!
    AND...........I'll post a pic with the grips on the gun soon, cuz I'm attempting to clean em up at this time.....<by Friday I think>
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    In 1949...

    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    I found this little gem this past friday night.........
    I took it home, in hopes it would multiply..LOL
    It's a PRE-70 Series Commander...........S/N range 23536LW......which makes it to be in the vicinity of 1950-55 (I think)
    As you can see.......it has a LOT of "charactor" and is showing holster and age wear........I find this to be more of historic value and I'll NEVER give it the refinish treatment.. It's extreamly tight, slick ans smooth in the trigger, slide, and metal fit.. I also have the Original Colt girps for the era, that came with the gun..the mag and the gun are UNALTERERED in every way... not bad for $369.50 (with my discount)
    I can't wait to shoot it, as it's tight a a bull's behind..
    Nice catch...

    Colt introduced a special, lightweight, more compact 1911 model called the Commander. It had an alloy frame, a shortened barrel and slide, and was chambered for the 45 ACP, 9mm Luger, and the 38 Super. In 1971, a steel frame version called the Combat Commander was introduced...

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    what a deal and what a low price!!! have fun with it.

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    In 1971, a steel frame version called the Combat Commander was introduced...
    I believe it was actually 1970, with serial #70BS01001.
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

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    I placed the new pix of the grips on the original posting...take a look and tll me what ya think.
    OK.here's another little bit of info on the shields on the grips. Ve Ri Tas...Truth.for Christ and the Church from the Harvard Ironies...Gettin interesting for me..to say the least
    http://www.markdroberts.com/htmfiles...ardironies.htm
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    Class3nh

    Ivory Grips.
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    Boy howdie, if only those grips and gun could tell their tale! Great find Class3NH...
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    Good looking stocks!
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCruisr View Post
    Boy howdie, if only those grips and gun could tell their tale! Great find Class3NH...
    I'm gonna dig a bit deeper, by hoping to speak with the previous owner <who sold the gun to the store> Might shed light on it's history, and why/when the grips were placed on the gun.. and where they originated from....the saga continues
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    Thumbs up Extremely Interesting

    If it were not for the fact that the Commander & the Ivory grips seem to go together like butter on toast you could probably almost catch the price of the gun selling just the grips.
    It sure would be a modest crime to separate them though.

    The Colt Gods would send lightning bolts crashing down to Earth if you broke up that set. I say that 'cause looking at those Ivories...they were CARRIED on that Colt...For Years.
    Or maybe even on a still older Colt in the same family.
    Ivory being much harder than Ebony or Boxwood or the other super tough wood exotics...it takes a TON of use/carry to wear a set of ivories to that degree. They look fantastic.

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