SOLD FOR: $1970
Serial Number: FC25723E
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left of the slide is marked “COMMANDER/–MODEL–”, “COLT”, “AUTOMATIC/CALIBER 45”, and the rampant colt symbol. On the trigger guard’s left side a “VP” triangle is marked on the front and “S” on behind. The right of the slide is marked “COMBAT COMMANDER MODEL” and “COLTS PT.F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A.” and “FC25723E”. The top of the barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO-”. The rear of the slide is marked “1”.
Barrel Length: 4¼”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a single white dot on a blade. The rear sight is two whote dots on either side of a square notch set in a dovetail slot at the rear of the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece checkered wood. There is very little wear and it takes the form of light scuffs and scratches. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is little erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish, There are no major marks though the matte blasted finish. The polished flats have a few minor scuffs, but nothing major, Honest safe handling wear present, no range abuse. The screwheads are sharp and the markings are sharp. Overall, this handgun rates about the Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Comes with a blue latched box. The top of the box is marked with the Colt logo. There is a label on one end. The barcode sticker is marked with the Colt logo and “MODEL-04012XSE” above the barcode and “FC25723R” below highlighted in red. To the right of that is another sticker marked “926011”. To the right of that is “COMBAT C/4 ¼” Barre/One Or More Pat. 4555861; 4754689”. Covering the right of this sticker and some of this writing is yet another sticker marked “Name: John MikA/S/N: FC25723R/Deposit Date: 6-28-02/Release Date:_______” with two orange highlights throughout. Inside the box lid is marked “Revolver Disc Pistol Plug” on the right side and a “NEVER PUT A LOADED GUN IN THIS CASE” underneath an image of a horse atop a bulbous dome and the (™) sign. It also has a safety and instruction manual, product registration, a cable lock, a cleaning cloth, three magazines, and a red pistol plug. The product registration comes with a mail-in registration card, an advertisement for the National Rifle Association, and a warning notice from the Massachusetts Attorney General about stolen firearms. The blue cable lock is of Colt make, has “116” on the bottom, and comes with two keys. The cleaning cloth is blue and has stains on it. One magazine is marked with the Colt logo and “COLT/45 AUTO/8-RD” and “C/8”. The other two magazines are marked “45AC”, descending numbers “2-8” by holes, and “POWER MAG/Chip McCormick/Corp”.
Our Assessment: The Colt Commander is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun based on the John M. Browning designed M1911. It was the first mass-produced pistol with an aluminum alloy frame and the first Colt pistol to be chambered in 9mm Parabellum. Colt made several variations of the Commander and offered it in .45 ACP and even in .38 Super chamberings. This is a solid handgun that looks and functions well. Sure to enrich your collection or range day.