SOLD FOR: $1625
Model: Commander Plus, 04091U
Serial Number: CJ55295
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2017
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 “CJ55295”. 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 “A”.
Barrel Length: 4 ¼”
Sights / Optics: 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.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered G10 panels. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. There is some stubborn copper fouling.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. The action shows minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in Excellent 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 shorter 4 1/4″ barrel. It is built on an Enhanced frame with an under-cut trigger guard, extended beavertail grip safety, skeletonized hammer and has been equipped with an attractive set of G10 grips. It would make for a great carry pistol chambered in the powerful .45 ACP cartridge. The pistol is in Excellent condition showing hardly any signs of use. It comes with its original Colt box and a magazine, ready for carry or collection. Please see our photos and good luck!