Help Please on this Colt 1911 Question


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gvf
January 16, 2010, 06:49 PM
Saw a used Colt "C.C.O." at Gander Mtn while there. Slide has regular stamping for series 80 MKIV etc. and on other side of slide a stamped "C.C.O." with nothing else.

Tag states "Colt Officer's". Price was $650 - Laser grips, white dot sights. "LF08xxxx" serial -

I don't know enough about 1911s to check it out well internally and if seriously interested would bring someone with me who did.

The gun externally however did appear close to unmarked, Generally appeared little used and close to "as new" externally. Matt stainless finish and black frame. And the barrel looked fine inside.

I know little about Colt C.C.O.s from 80 Series or any other so if anyone can fill me in a little - and/or give me opinion on price - I'd appreciate it. I was told elsewhere price was good but again: "?".

The one thing I read about the CCO was they had stainless slide and alloy frame. Yet the clerk said this was steel slide AND steel frame. Weirdly, there is another Colt CCO for sale there, that with regular Colt grips, not quite as good a shape externally. (Also $650). That begins with "LFA.........." serial, and it does feel a bit lighter, clerk stating that did have alloy frame. I think tag also states "3" while the other I think was longer? Not sure about that. So, don't really understand variation(s) between the two.

Thanks so much for any info, opinions.

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Old Fuff
January 16, 2010, 08:18 PM
The CCO concept combines a full-length Commander upper (slide & barrel) and a Officers ACP frame with a shorter handle. It has some advantage when carried concealed in a vertical holster because of the shorter butt, but offers a longer barrel and sight radius, and more reliability over the Officers ACP.

They are hard to find because Colt made relatively small numbers. If you like the concept I'd jump. Incidentally they were made using both aluminum and steel frames.

SSN Vet
January 16, 2010, 08:57 PM
heck... the laser grips alone (if they're Crimson Trace) probably cost upwards of $200

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