Colt Commander Model 04691 .45 ACP 4 1/4″ 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol 2014

SOLD FOR: $1250

LSB#: 210819HE03

Make: Colt

Model: Commander, 04691

Serial Number: CJ52257

Year of Manufacture: 2014 (

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “-COLT’S- / COMMANDER MODEL / .45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER” and with a Rampant Colt logo. The right side of the slide is marked “COMMANDER MODEL”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A.” and “CJ52257”. The barrel at the port is marked “-COLT .45 AUTO-”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and at the rear with “L”.

Barrel Length: 4 ¼”. A bushing compensator has been installed.

Sights / Optics: The pistol is installed with Trijicon night sights. The front sight is a blade with a white dot fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch with two white dots dovetailed to the rear of the slide. The lamps are bright and easily acquired in low light.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood with smooth diamonds around the grip screws. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original. The bushing compensator is not original.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is a takedown mark through the finish on the left side of the frame. There is some light thinning to the left of the rear sight. The matte surfaces have some scattered light rubs. There is a faint hairline scratch on the right side of the slide to the right of the markings. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine Plus condition.

Mechanics: This pistol has a tight slide and a crisp trigger. The action functions correctly. This pistol has a firing pin block safety (series ’80). We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue plastic Colt box with a serial matching label, manual, cable lock, and a single 7-round magazine.

Our Assessment: Introduced by Colt as a lighter-weight version of the 1911, the smaller size of the Commander was popular and soon they were offered in a number of variations including different frame materials and calibers. While the original development centered on an aluminum-frame 9mm as a candidate for US Military post-war officer’s pistols, the steel frame Commanders such as this one are what most people think of when they think of “The Commander”. This Commander is a recent production model with the same basic design as a 1911-A1, but with a Commander “ring” hammer and shorter 4 1/4″ barrel. It would make for a great carry pistol chambered in the powerful .45 ACP cartridge. The pistol is in Fine Plus condition showing a few light marks. It comes with its original Colt box and a magazine, ready for carry or collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Colt Commander Model 04691 .45 ACP 4 1/4" 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol 2014
Colt Commander Model 04691 .45 ACP 4 1/4″ 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol 2014