Old Colt Commander

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by glock1911, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. glock1911

    glock1911 New Member

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    Stumbled across an old looking colt commander last night. My friend wants 600 for it. It is beat up an scratched up pretty good but everything seems to work hat fine. Does 600 sous like a good price? Also if someone could help date it I'd appreciate it.
     

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  2. glock1911

    glock1911 New Member

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    70bs88622 I think that's the serial#
     

  3. alxltd1

    alxltd1 New Member

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    My list only goes to 1978 and the begining serial number for that year was
    70BS69000. So I would assume the one you are looking at was made sometime after 1978. Without seeing the piece it is hard to estimate condition and value. Just looking at the pictures I would not say $600 is a bargain. But that is just my thoughts.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Shoot it before you buy. One or two mags will tell you everything you need to know.

    It's been worked on, offer him $500 and snap it up at $600 if he stands firm.

    A 70 series Colt Commander, hell yea!
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have this thing about the extended slide stop. I don't like them.

    That is a tip off to me that it was worked on. As others have said, shoot a couple of mags through it.
    (And try a couple of HP rounds, too.)
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    exactly ;)