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Old 01-04-2010, 10:49 PM
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Colt Lightweight Combat Commander .45 Value?




I saw this gun in my local pawnshop for $1200. It includes the original box and paperwork, made in 1967 Seems to be in great shape except for an "idiot scratch". I love the pistol but what should I offer? Are the lightweight commanders much more desirable than the normal commanders?


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Old 01-04-2010, 11:18 PM
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Let's get the nomenclature correct: Combat Commander means steel frame, and Lighweight Commander was what the "normal", aluminum-framed Commander was called after the Combat Commander was introduced. So, your gun is a "Commander". In general, early Commanders (1950s-1970s) are worth more than later guns, and Lightweights are worth more than contemporary Combats among the later models. I would say the pictured gun is overpriced at $1200. While it does have a box and papers, the scratch is a bigger deal to me than it may be to most. I think something more like $900 would be in my ballpark, and I'd probablt look for a gun in better condition but without the box, if I were going to spend that kind of money. Check on gunbroker and see if there are any similar guns up for auction, and make note of what is being bid for them.
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Old 01-04-2010, 11:42 PM
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Good advice above; as an added data point I saw an ANIB Commander 1950 (1st full year of production) locally a month or two back for $950 - so better condition and more desirable than that one.

I don't know what I was thinking not buying it (I guess I was feeling poor or just not thinking - or it was a caliber I didn't fancy. I'm already kicking myself). I think if you could get that for $850 to $900 OTD you'd be happy if you really like the gun.
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