Colt 1911 80 series MK IV Combat Commander

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by coalminer1980, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. coalminer1980

    coalminer1980 New Member

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    I picked up this 80 series Colt 1911 MK IV Combat Commander. Wondering what its worth. I liked it so I got it. It is around 95-98% perfect. Thanks a lot. Also that's not wearing in the pic its the lighting

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  2. coalminer1980

    coalminer1980 New Member

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    Also that is not wearing in the pic its the lighting.
     

  3. f451

    f451 New Member

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    The Commander is between the Government model and the Gold Cup model so you bought a very nice pistol.
     
  4. coalminer1980

    coalminer1980 New Member

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    So u have any idea what its worth.
     
  5. coalminer1980

    coalminer1980 New Member

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    Yeah I was just doing some research and I found then from 975-1300
     
  6. f451

    f451 New Member

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    Commander

    The $1300.00 range is correct for a new pistol. The Commander is much more expensive than the sandard Government model. You would need to find out what the model you have has in the way of construction differences. I am going by old memeory on this but many had allow frames, the larger safety tang for the web of your hand and all the tolerances were much closer than on regular gov. models. The Skeleton hammer was standard but many of the Commanders were in 9mm and a few were .38 Super.

    What you have is a Gov. model that Colt went through and upgraded to make much more reliable and accurate. You got a real keeper there!
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    $1100 would be the high end on that gun. I don't have my Blue Book with me at work right now though.
     
  8. f451

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    1100 to 1300 new, not used. Granted the price does not drop a lot these days but it does go down some. the Commander retains it's value better than the Governement model. Most of the 1911 pistols you buy today have the better parts and many attachments that you had to pay extra for just a few short years ago.
     
  9. canebrake

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    A Combat Commander simply means this 4.25" 1911 is all steel.


    Combat Commander Series 80 Blue Finish;
    95% = 600$
    98% = 700$
     
  10. coalminer1980

    coalminer1980 New Member

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    I'm sure that's the pawnshop blue book. I've never seen one sell that cheap.
     
  11. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Are you happy with the purchase you made?

    Rule #1, do not ask any forum to evaluate a purchase after the fact.

    Rule #2, if curious see rule #1.

    Enjoy your Colt Commander.
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    34th Edition just out. It ignores the political BS.
     
  13. f451

    f451 New Member

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    Commander

    The Colt Commander is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun based on the John M. Browning designed M1911. It was the first mass-produced pistol with an aluminium alloy frame and the first Colt pistol to be chambered in 9mm Parabellum.[1]

    The pistol that would eventually be named the Colt Commander was Colt's Manufacturing Company's candidate in a U.S. government post-World War II trial to find a lighter replacement for the M1911 pistol that would be issued to officers. Requirements were issued in 1949 that the pistol had to be chambered for 9 mm Parabellum and could not exceed 7 inches in length or weigh more than 25 ounces.[2]

    I don't deal with them but Bud's had a very nice used series 80 for $699.00.

    I new one will set you back over a grand every time. A 9mm is much higher. I don't know if they are still making the aluminum frames or not.
     
  14. f451

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    I think that the .45 models wopuld hold up better with steel instead of the aluminum frame. But they were meant for military officers for constant carry. And the one drawback to the Colt .45 ACP is it's weight. But that is one of it's greatest strengths as well.

    If I had to have a 9mm, I think it would be a KAHR or something along those lines for deep concealment.
     
  15. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I have my all steel Colt Commander 9mm because......uh, just wanted it. :cool:
     
  16. sixgun shorty

    sixgun shorty New Member

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    Great Pistol..You can't beat the original and Colt was and still is the best in a 1911, Commander, Officers Model or Government.
    I have several Colt Combat Commanders and they are truly incredible pistols..reliable, accurrate and perfect carry size.
    Nice Commander...Enjoy! You bought the best, IMHO.
     
  17. f451

    f451 New Member

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    Im like you guys here, I had rather have a Colt than about any other 1911 based pistol. I bought that Citadel as a test bed and I was really surprised at the quality. I would not give up my Gov. model or my Combat Elite for anything!