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1968 Lite Weight Commander super 38

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ghitch75, Sep 18, 2010.

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  1. ghitch75

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    picked this up today......the thumb safety wouldn't in gauge all the way.....some one put a after market hammer and trigger in it(pic 1)......the guy had the factory hammer and trigger..........got it home and took it out back and ran 40rd's threw it no FTF'S or jams....pretty accurate too....first super for me and the only ammo i could find in town was some Remington 130gr RN +P's.....boy there loud and snappy!!!!:eek:.....brought it back in the house and put the original hammer and trigger in it and the safety works as it should!!.....i gave it a good cleanin' and lube when i had it apart....pic's 2 & 3....


    what would you say it's worth w/o box and papers?

    happy so far super 38 owner...

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  2. Gordon

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    with all the stock parts in about $800 around here right now.
     
  3. SharpsDressedMan

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    New hammers, safeties, and sears MAY require fitting to work properly. Any good smith should be able to properly install any of those parts, should you desire. Early Commanders in good shape bring better money than the new Commanders. How well did you do?
     
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    ghitch75

    As it stands right now, I would say probably in the range of $700 to $800. If you want to use less expensive 9mm. ammo in your Commander, all you need to do is get a 9mm. barrel assembly and a 9mm. magazine. It can be a drop-in type of set-up, or you could have a gunsmith do the conversion.
     
  5. ghitch75

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    got a little under 450 in it.....as far as ammo i'll stick with the super.....i reload all the caliber's that i shoot....after shootin' it i see a 5"er in my future:D
     
  6. Gordon

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    Put the stock parts back in for s SUPER CCW weapon!
     
  7. ghitch75

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    look at the pic's....all ready change them..
     
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  8. Walkalong

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    Nice pick up. Congrats.
     
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    Those bakelite "Coltwood" grips get pretty fragile over time suprised you got through most of a box of ammo without them cracking. I'd get yourself some plain jain walnut or more modern plastic grip panels.

    And 450 was a STEAL. Well done.
     
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    the grips have shrunk screw holes are oblong......i'll take them off and put them up...thanks for the thought Doc....
     
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