SOLD FOR: $1,571.79
Model: Double Eagle MKII MK II Mark 2, Series 90, Double Action Combat Commander
Serial Number: DC02217
Year of Manufacture: 1990’s.
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Traditional Double Action, Single Action Pistol with Decocker Safety, Removable Magazine Fed.
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT DOUBLE EAGLE / MKII / SERIES 90” with two eagle heads. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT DOUBLE ACTION COMBAT COMMANDER”. The top of the barrel is marked “COLT 45 AUTO”. The left side of the trigger guard bow is a proof mark that was double-stamped and a lightly struck letter “B”. The right side of the trigger guard bow is marked “J”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. FA., MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. / DC02217.”. The plastic grip panels are marked “Colt ®” inside of a circle on both sides. The factory box’s end label shares the same serial number as the pistol. The magazine floor plate is marked with a Rampant Colt and “COLT / 45 AUTO / 8-RD”.
Barrel Length: 4-1/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a black blade with a countersunk white dot. The rear sight is a square notch with two flanking white dots that is integral to a base, which is dovetailed onto the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are hard rubber black panels that bear Colt’s circled name and pointed checkering that is bordered with smooth portions. There are no major damages or losses, these grips only display VERY light scuff marks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte and Polished Stainless Steel.
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light scratch marks on the slide and other polished portions of the finish, as photographed. There is light wear and finish loss on some portions of the interacting metal surfaces. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are light and double struck on the left side of the trigger guard bow, but are sharp in the balance. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This pistol features a manual of arms similar to a 1911, but with a double action trigger and decocker safety, instead of a backstrap safety. The basic field strip of this pistol is just like a 1911 and even accepts interchangeable magazines. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One factory 8 round magazine, factory box, box sleeve and paperwork as photographed. There is light wear on the owner’s manual. The box sleeve has a tear at the end label and wear marks in scattered areas.
Our Assessment: This is a very interesting pistol that incorporates a double action and decocker safety to Colt’s Combat Commander design. This Series 90 recreation is a great crossover for people who want double action as an option for concealed carry, but just love the design of a Commander. This pistol accepts 1911 magazines and comes with a factory 8 round magazine. It has it’s original box and paperwork. There are areas of light scratches on the pistol, but it looks to have been shot very few times (if at all, outside of the factory) and well taken care of. It is chambered in .45 ACP, which is a devastating round for such a small pistol. From Wikipedia: “The .45 ACP is an effective combat pistol cartridge that combines accuracy and stopping power for use against human targets. The cartridge also has relatively low muzzle blast and flash, as well as moderate recoil. The standard issue military .45 ACP round has a 230 grain bullet that travels at approximately 830 feet per second when fired from the government issue M1911A1 pistol and approximately 950 feet per second from the M1A1 Thompson sub-machine gun.”