1952 Colt lightweight Commander .38 super

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by riggergreg, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. riggergreg

    riggergreg New Member

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    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

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  2. Sniper03

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    Rigger,

    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.

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  3. canebrake

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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
     

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  4. riggergreg

    riggergreg New Member

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    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
     
  5. 38SuperFan

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

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  6. canebrake

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  7. riggergreg

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    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.

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  8. mesinge2

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    Damn beautiful pistol.

    Impatiently waiting for the range report
     
  9. riggergreg

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    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.

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    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....
     
  10. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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

    Color me jealous.
     
  11. se3388

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    Nice looking Colts, I wish mine was here to take a pic of, it is a 1949 Colt light Weight Commander which is I believe first year production. I bought it in the late 80's for around $325.00. It is packed up in the Safe back home as we are stationed out here in Tx for a while.

    Steve E..........
     
  12. canebrake

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    Please, I need to see a pic of that puppy! Don't forget, cane.

    Oh yea, Rigger that is one handsome Commander!

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