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Colt Identification and Value Help

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CMoney, Oct 5, 2009.

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  1. CMoney

    CMoney Member

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    Gentlemen,
    I am having trouble finding information and value on a Colt 1911. Slide is marked COLT COMMANDO SERIES and LIGHTWEIGHT COMMANDO EDITION. Hogue Grips. Manuel is MKIV/Series 80. But is not listed in the models. I have the box. Local gun dealer with 40 years of experience could not identify and has not had another one like it through the shop.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. rcmodel

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  3. Jim Watson

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    Agreed. A case of parts bin engineering with an OACP slide on a Commander receiver, with roll markings to make it seem something special. No trouble at all for Colt when they got a big enough order to make it worthwhile.
     
  4. CMoney

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    Low serial number make a difference? It's 010. Thanks rcmodel and Jim Watson.
     
  5. The Lone Haranguer

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    This sounds like one of those "limited runs" of a given set of features, made to fill an order for a large distributor who wanted something unique to sell. Colt did many of these "limited runs" in the 1990s; being a Series 80 is the clue. It still sounds like a perfectly nice gun, but don't overpay for it thinking it is a collectible.
     
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