Originally Posted by Jerrybee
BILLM I think that the nickel plating has been redone. If it is a 1950 Commander the nickel is in too good a condition to be original. A Colt factory letter costs a $100.00 and I am still trying to decide if it is worth it to get one. In any case it is a good shooter and plentiy eye-catching.
I agree--it looks WAY too shiny to be a 1950 gun. But stranger things have
happened, and a plain blue 100% Pre 70 series Commander in 38 Super Blue Books at $1,400. Take it to a gunsmith or gunshow--if everyone agrees it's
a replate job, shoot it and enjoy. If there is a chance it's original, that
$100 for the factory letter is money well spent.