In attempting to decipher the year of my Combat Commander's manufacture What does the BS stand for as opposed to the other suffixes CLW & SC? example 70BS82XXX
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October 7, 2012, 04:41 PM
BS is Blued Steel finish. SC is Satin Colt finish and CLW is Light Weight (aluminum frame). Your gun is a '78 or '79... don't have my book handy, so that's as close as I can get.
See Proofhouse.com (http://proofhouse.com/index.htm)... there might be more there.
October 8, 2012, 12:15 AM
Yes I went to proof house they dont seem to go past 1978 But I was interested in the suffixes cause My Commander is not Blued. Guess at some point in it's life, before I got it someone refinished it. My other Commander in 9mm is a 70SC45XXX and is definitely Satin
Interesting... it appears, in the third (small) photo, to be parkerized.
October 8, 2012, 09:19 PM
Yeah Sorry the camera is a few years old But the 70 BS is in .45 and looks like it's chrome but the top of the frame looks like it was brushed top 2 photo's the bottom is the 9mm 70SC it's definately satin had a few guys looking at it say so but awlays looks dirty. maybe this will come out better