SOLD FOR: $2,520
Model: 9mm Combat Commander
Serial Number: 70BS40583
Year of Manufacture: 1976
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked “COLT’S COMBAT COMMANDER”. The barrel as viewed through the ejection port is marked “CAL. 9MM LUGER”. The left side of the slide is marked “COMBAT / COMMANDER / COLT / 9MM LUGER / CALIBER”. The verified proof mark and a “0” are on the left trigger guard bows and the bottom half of a “B” is on the right trigger guard bow. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A.” The base of the magazine is marked “COLT / CAL. 9MM. LUGER”.
Barrel Length: 4 ¼”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed blade. The rear sight is a dovetail set notch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut with silver medallions. The checkering is sharp and there are hardly any marks worth mention. The grips are as great as the rest of the pistol . . . The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is a slight rub on the sides of the slide at the muzzle, only through the finish on the left side. These are only from the gun being stored on its sides. There is not even an idiot mark from disassembly; this gun has probably not ever even been disassembled. The breech face has only a couple of magazines worth of marking and the vast majority of its blue. The grip screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions nicely. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One 95% condition magazine, nine rounds and with the markings described above is included.
Our Assessment: This is a VERY nice looking pistol for its age, with only a couple storage marks. If you are a Colt collector, you need to jump on this. If you were looking for a nice carry gun, or something for home protection and haven’t been satisfied with the quality of “NEW” guns, then this one ought to make you take notice. Beautiful looking and known for the quality of its workmanship, you won’t find a nicer 9mm on a Commander sized frame. The gunsmiths of the early 80s much preferred the Series 70 guns to the Series 80 because they were able to tune the trigger much better without the additional Series 80 parts. Whether a collector or a shooter, you will LOVE this pistol.
SOLD FOR: $2,520