SOLD FOR: $1525
Model: Custom Commander 1911-A1
Serial Number: LTWT45
Year of Manufacture: 1980s-2010s
Action Type: Magazine Fed Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked with “CASPIAN ARMS LTD, HARDWICK, VT U.S.A. / LTWT 45”. The right side of the slide is marked “EGW”. The “BAR STO 45 ACP”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/4″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a green fiber optic insert and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a serrated square notch Caspian target sight dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood panels with double diamonds. There are some scattered little patches of finish loss, nicks, and some scuffs. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is mostly strong. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Gray Alloy Frame with Black Slide
Finish Originality: Original to Custom Build
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There are some scattered scuffs and marks on the alloy frame, some have caused smooth spots. There is finish loss on the edges of the slide and on the controls. There are a few little nicks and hairline scratches. The grip safety has been pinned and deactivated. A belt clip is installed under the right grip. There are a few little scuffs and scattered light marks. The screw sockets are strong. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The grip safety has been pinned and deactivated. This pistol does not have a firing pin block safety. 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: Included is an 8-round magazine.
Our Assessment: Colt’s 1911 served the United States military through two World Wars and several other conflicts, is still in use by some units today, and has become popular with law enforcement, competitors, and recreational shooters across the nation. The design has seen some updates including a firing-pin block safety, higher profile sights, and more ergonomic grips, but the basic design and fantastic trigger remain the same after more than a century. Due to its popularity and long life, the 1911 has also been a popular choice for custom pistols, with a wide variety of sights, barrels, parts, and popular modifications. This is a custom Commander model built on a Caspian frame with an EGW slide and BARSTO barrel. The gun has an alloy frame and will be great for carry or range use. Please see our photos and good luck!