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riggergreg 03-25-2011 12:48 AM

1952 Colt lightweight Commander .38 super
So I came across a deal I just couldn't pass up. Not 100% original. It has been refinished, the grips aren't original, and it has Novak night sights installed, but she sure is sweet

Sniper03 03-25-2011 01:14 AM


Nice Pistol! Sounds like you got a deal on her! I have a Colt Light Weight Commander Custom and I love that pistol as I am sure you will. I see you have the standard frame on yours! Once again NICE PISTOL!
Let is know how it shoots! Send us some pics.


canebrake 03-25-2011 01:27 AM

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greg, I don't care what you paid for that sweetheart, you have a keeper.

The sights are a must have over the bump and hump!

I think an arched MSH is a necessity on a 1911 and the double diamonds are mega-retro.

The only thing I'd change is to install a new grip safety. With the arched MSH your thumb web will be forced upward and it will be much more comfortable to shoot with the hi-ride beavertail.

This should just drop in:

Beavertail Grip Safety | Drop-In | Commander | Blue-Wilson Combat

riggergreg 03-25-2011 01:37 AM

Yeah, I was gonna order that and a couple mags from WC and they are out of stock on both. I'm gonna keep an eye out and get em as soon as I can

38SuperFan 03-25-2011 04:45 PM

Very nice! I've got a 52 Lightweight in 45 ACP. :)

canebrake 03-25-2011 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by riggergreg (Post 471961)
Yeah, I was gonna order that and a couple mags from WC and they are out of stock on both. I'm gonna keep an eye out and get em as soon as I can

Order the mags from Tripp Research. Twice the WC mag at the same price.

Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines

riggergreg 03-29-2011 12:56 AM

Now she's ready
Got a couple parts in today. She looks and feels much better now. I'm going out to shoot her tomorrow.

mesinge2 03-29-2011 01:50 AM

Damn beautiful pistol.

Impatiently waiting for the range report

riggergreg 03-30-2011 01:55 AM

Range report
Went to the range today. All I can say is...WOW!! Love the way this thing shoots.

Fired 3 brands of ammo. American Eagle 147 gr +P FMJ, Fiocchi 130 gr FMJ, and Wilson Combat 124 gr XTP HP +P JHP at 20'. Each 9 rd mag was shot in under 10 secs. Accuracy with all 3 was good, but I think I prefer the lighter bullets for feel and reaquisition of target. Only shot one mag of the WCs, but they proved good enough for a carry rd.

I hate to say this, but I'm considering selling off some of my .45s:eek: to get another 38 super. Maybe a govt model....

mesinge2 03-30-2011 04:22 AM

Good shooting with a great gun.
Love the deep rich blue

Color me jealous.

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