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    LW Commander question

    Did the LW Commander ever come in 38 Super? If not can you get a drop in barrel in 38 Super?
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    It did in the 60's- 70's. They are rare birds, but they exist.

    Also, Wilson is making one right now...but $3800
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    We are a Wilson dealer and I am thankful the rep has never had one of these along..

    https://www.wilsoncombat.com/super-sentinel/
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    Thanks, might be able to find a barrel then!

    Wilson is out of my price range. I just canít justify that much for a 1911


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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    Thanks, might be able to find a barrel then!

    Wilson is out of my price range. I just canít justify that much for a 1911
    ^^^ I can't either, but a boy can dream...
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    Quote Originally Posted by viney266 View Post
    ^^^ I can't either, but a boy can dream...
    True.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viney266 View Post
    ^^^ I can't either, but a boy can dream...
    At $3,800 it would be more like a night terror.....
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    Mine is a Dan Wesson, 4.25 with a bobtail. They still make Ďem. I love it. $1400-1500 should cut the nut. I havenít had a second of buyers remorse since I bought it a couple of years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    Did the LW Commander ever come in 38 Super?
    They did until quite recently. You can find them on the used market. TALO had a nice one not long ago, https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperst...talo-exclusive Bud's had some XSE's awhile back. https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_...ight+.38+Super

    If not can you get a drop in barrel in 38 Super?
    Drop it into what, a .45 ACP?
    No, you'd need; a slide, barrel, recoil spring, firing pin, firing pin stop, ejector, extractor, slide stop, and magazine.
    Converting a 9mm would be easier; barrel, recoil spring, magazine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viney266 View Post
    We are a Wilson dealer and I am thankful the rep has never had one of these along..

    https://www.wilsoncombat.com/super-sentinel/
    That is purrr-tee!

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    38 Super Commanders exist, BUT they're very scarce these days.
    I have a Lightweight Commander, Recently acquired from the Store.........The serial number dates back to 1952........With the older Commanders, pre 70 series, and 70 series.... You could changed the barrel to 9MM without any fitting involved a use a 9MM magazine.... NO fitting required...

    With that being said......I also have another Commander....... 70 Series Lightweight Commander that I purchased in 1981 at a gunshop that I worked at back then.....Cost me 199.00 for it.. (Used gun) It was a Lightweight Commander in 38 super, along with a 9MM barrel and mag that the previous Owner bought. He traded it, and I scooped it... works fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    Thanks, might be able to find a barrel then!

    Wilson is out of my price range. I just canít justify that much for a 1911
    You can change the barrel to 9MM but not to 45 as the breech face won't accept or flush fit the base of the cartridge.

    I did a little research just now, and found this place....... Hinterland Outfitters........
    Click on the Hyperlink..... you'll see guns chambered for 38 Super.......https://www.hinterlandoutfitters.com...1318_1339.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    38 Super Commanders exist, BUT they're very scarce these days.
    I have a Lightweight Commander, Recently acquired from the Store.........The serial number dates back to 1952........With the older Commanders, pre 70 series, and 70 series.... You could changed the barrel to 9MM without any fitting involved a use a 9MM magazine.... NO fitting required...

    With that being said......I also have another Commander....... 70 Series Lightweight Commander that I purchased in 1981 at a gunshop that I worked at back then.....Cost me 199.00 for it.. (Used gun) It was a Lightweight Commander in 38 super, along with a 9MM barrel and mag that the previous Owner bought. He traded it, and I scooped it... works fine
    You might be surprised Bob by the number of recently made Series 80 Colt LW Commanders in Super .38 (used) for sale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    You might be surprised Bob by the number of recently made Series 80 Colt LW Commanders in Super .38 (used) for sale.
    Hi Dan, I haven't seen very many coming our way via the Store. Seems people are hanging on to them in our neck of the woods.... I was thinking of the caliber change option....I did a quick check of the store inventory New and Used guns, and found nothing right now... Whole lotta pretty 45s though, including Nighthawks and Baers...... and I KNOW you love those critters! lol

    I see Gunbroker has quite a few of them for sale....Prices though.. YIKES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    Hi Dan, I haven't seen very many coming our way via the Store. Seems people are hanging on to them in our neck of the woods.... I was thinking of the caliber change option....I did a quick check of the store inventory New and Used guns, and found nothing right now... Whole lotta pretty 45s though, including Nighthawks and Baers...... and I KNOW you love those critters! lol
    Oh yeah, no doubt you would have to find them on line.
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