Colt Lightweight Commander Elite 04860TXT .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 2014

SOLD FOR: $1350

LSB#: 220419RS002

Make: Colt

Model: Lightweight Commander Elite, 04860TXT

Serial Number: NLC0559

Year of Manufacture: 2014 (

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic fed by Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COMMANDER / -MODEL-”, “COLT”, “AUTOMATIC / CALIBER .45” and behind the rear serrations with the Rampant Colt logo, the right of the slide is marked “COMMANDER ELITE”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A. / NLC0559”. The barrel is marked “-COLT 45 AUTO-”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle and the rear with “N”. The right front of the trigger guard is marked “C”.

Barrel Length: 4 1/4”

Sights / Optics: The sights are a Trijicon night sight set with a blade front sight with a single tritium lamp dovetailed to the front of the slide and a square notch rear sight with two tritium lamps dovetailed and screw-set to the rear of the slide. The lamps have dimmed slightly but are still useable in low-light environments.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece press-checkered wood with Colt logos on each panel. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Blued Slide, Matte Alloy Frame

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are only a few scattered minor marks and minor operational wear. The pin heads are unmarred. The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide has barely perceptible play to the frame. The trigger is crisp. 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 serial-matching label, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual, cable lock and a single 7-round Colt magazine.

Our Assessment: Colt made a Commander version of its 1911A1 pistol starting in 1950 with a lightweight alloy frame and a 4 1/4” barrel, but changed its name to Lightweight Commander in 1970 to distinguish it from the newly introduced all steel Combat Commander. The shorter barrel and alloy frame make this pistol more suited to regular carry than the full-size Government model while using the same magazine and having the same grip for familiarity. This example is a Lightweight Commander Elite produced in 2014, with special features added by Colt. In addition to a set of Trijicon night sights, the pistol sports a two-tone matte finish, forward slide serrations, under-cut trigger guard, full-length guide rod, skeletonized hammer and trigger, ambidextrous thumb safety and extended beavertail grip safety. These all combine for a Commander that stands out, both in looks and performance. This would make a superb carry pistol with its slim, single-stack frame, powerful .45 ACP chambering and Colt quality. With its limited production, high condition and original box, it would also make a great pistol to add to a Colt collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Colt Lightweight Commander Elite 04860TXT .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 2014
Colt Lightweight Commander Elite 04860TXT .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 2014