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woo snagged me a colt!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by briansp82593, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Well-Known Member

    well, i took the plunge, walked into the gunshop with my mind set on a ruger sp101, look directly across the shop, there it was screaming my name, a nice colt combat commander, lots of finish wear, but the inside was spotless... it has a new adj trigger, 2 piece guiderod, and a set of wilson combat sights, sadly no original grips, it comes with the ugly pachmayrs.... i put it on layaway tonight since i only had 180 with me and i didnt want to break out the visa... did i mention i got it for only 475? im pretty sure thats a good deal
  2. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Nice. :)

    I got me a used Colt CCO(Commander w/ and Officer's frame) a while back for $500. I have never regretted it. I love that gun.

    If it's well used, you might want to invest a twenty spot in a Wolf Service pack and replace all the springs in that puppy.
  3. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Well-Known Member

    i plan on getting it refinished but a spring kit doesnt sound like a bad idea... oh and if anyone is wondering its a series 70 in 45
  4. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Nice. again. :)
  5. weisse52

    weisse52 Well-Known Member

    A Colt is always the right answer! A 70 series is an excellent pistol when you can find them. I like the Ruger, but it will be alot eaiser to find again than a nice Colt.
  6. PakWaan

    PakWaan Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! Have you considered the Colt royal blue? Gorgeous blue.....
  7. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Well-Known Member

    yeah i really like blued guns, a nice hot blueing (sp?) with a set of wood grips would sure make this a nice gun.
  8. PakWaan

    PakWaan Well-Known Member

    Colt's royal blue is the most amazing color I've ever seen on a gun - they will do it for the same price as regular bluing.
  9. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Well-Known Member

    colt still does the blueing like they used to? if it looks anything like the anaconda :eek::what: nib i saw while i was at the gunshop, it will be worth every dime.
  10. HisSoldier

    HisSoldier Well-Known Member

    I had one years ago, nickeled. I bought a Bomar full length rib adjustable sight, they were the rage then. The gunsmith I gave it over to to install the sight managed to get it on tilted to one side. I was upset, never said anything to him though. I drilled the holes out over sized and peened mild steel bolt sections in place, then redrilled and tapped the holes in the right places and got it on straight. My experiences with gunsmiths have been like that, with one exception recently. I do my own smithing now. That Combat Commander was a great gun after that.
  11. PakWaan

    PakWaan Well-Known Member

    Yes, you can send your gun to Colt and they will re-blue it for $200.00.
  12. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    I don't think it was the blueing itself that made those guns look so nice. It was the pre-blue polishing.
  13. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

    Nice find. Sounds like a "Carried a lot and rarely shot" example. I like a little holster wear on a workin' gun. That says that it's been put to work, instead of loungin' around in a safe, showin' off for the dinner guests. :cool:

    Oh...And there are no Series 70 Commanders...Combat or otherwise.
  14. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Well-Known Member

    are you sure?
    i looked under the slide i didnt find a plunger...
    heres a pic not mine but the same gun


    MICHAEL T Well-Known Member

    Ditch the guide rod and return it to orginal set up I also agree the pacs need to go.
  16. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Well-Known Member

    yeah im not a fan of flgr's i like the old look of a checkered spring stop in the front, and i really like that it wont cut the skin on your thumb when you dont have a bushing wrench
  17. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Well-Known Member

  18. Hunter0924

    Hunter0924 Well-Known Member

    Series 70 denotes a collet barrel bushing and accursizer barrel, neither were offered in a Commander.
    There are Series 80 Commanders and Pre Series 80 Commanders.
    Nice find though, the Commanders and excellent pistols and it is a Colt.
  19. briansp82593

    briansp82593 Well-Known Member

    what ive heard is that the differences between the 70's and 80's is that the 70's didnt come with a firing pin safety (drop safety) and the 80's series did.
  20. Hacker15E

    Hacker15E Well-Known Member

    It's a matter of nomenclature here.

    Government-length Colts were actually called "Series 70", had features specific to that nomenclature (e.g. collet bushing) and were made in the 1970s. Commanders made in the 1970s were just that...Commanders. They never had the collet bushing, nor had the name "Series 70".

    A Commander made in the 1970s is just a "Commander" or "Combat Commander".

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