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Old 07-26-2019, 11:51 AM
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30 Luger colt commander

Just got this rare little piece.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:41 PM
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That is extremely cool! Most of us have heard of the .30 Luger variation, but never seen one. Good score on your part! I assume 9mm mags will work, as the .30 Luger was the base case for the 9mm. Now to find ammo...... CC
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:42 PM
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These pistols were a small run specially made for the italian market where the 9mm parabellum is not allowed for civilian use.

From time to time these pistols use to appear for sale in egun.de (Germany)

Congratulations!
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:55 AM
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Nice find! And it looks in nice condition also.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:47 AM
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Last time I looked they only sold SIX of these new commercially in the U.S.
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Old 07-27-2019, 10:30 AM
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Your pistol is imported from Europe I see german proof house marks on slide and frame
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:12 PM
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Ammo is cheap, fiocchi has it for 22 bucks for 50. I have 3 boxes of winchester factory ammo. Doubt I ever shoot this tho
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Old 07-28-2019, 11:47 AM
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Very rare and very nice. Enjoy.
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:00 PM
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I would not shoot it but it is awsome. What year is it?
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Old 07-28-2019, 05:48 PM
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Wow, I've never seen one, congratulations, enjoy!!!!!
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:54 PM
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No it won’t be shot. I do have 3 boxes of winchester ammo for it. But it will stay righ beside my 45,38 super and 9mm commanders
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Old 07-29-2019, 10:19 AM
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Outstanding find!!! Congratulations!

That one would torture me though. I know it probably shouldn't be shot, but I surely would want to. I read Taffin's article a while back about .30 Luger conversion barrels in 9mm 1911 and it made my palm itch. I have 300 pieces of Winchester virgin brass put back now...
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:15 AM
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I would absolutely shoot it but it would be a pampered range toy and not get shot a lot. I would want to find out how it grouped at 25 and 50 yards plus would want to shoot it some standing also. It would be like the Gold Cup Commander I have.

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Old 07-29-2019, 11:53 AM
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Interesting piece. My son has a sig p220 in 30 luger. things like that are around but they aren't easy to spot.
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Old 07-29-2019, 03:35 PM
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No it wont be shot. I do have 3 boxes of winchester ammo for it. But it will stay righ beside my 45,38 super and 9mm commanders
It is obvious that it is not in NIB condition so an occasional trip to the range and proper before and after maintenance will not hurt it. Letting it "stay righ beside my 45,38 super and 9mm commanders" is akin to taking Kay Francis out for an evening of dinner and dancing and then refusing to swap spit with her at the end of the evening.
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Old 07-29-2019, 05:52 PM
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I am so jealous. It would be a great companion to my Hi Power in 30 Luger!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:48 AM
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Nice looking commander. I would have to shoot it on occasion. Though I have a SAA I will never shoot.

I don't know who is showing their age more, but I had to google Kay Francis.
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:36 AM
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Ammo is cheap, fiocchi has it for 22 bucks for 50.
22.00 per 50 is "cheap"?
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Old 08-22-2019, 11:34 AM
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I am fascinated by the caliber .30 Commanders. Does anyone know the production details - single run, or multiple runs - total number produced?
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Old 08-23-2019, 11:39 AM
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Just got this rare little piece.
Very nice indeed. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:19 PM
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I like seeing the .30 Luger Colt Commander. Thanks for the photographs.

I'd shoot it for sure.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:03 AM
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22.00 per 50 is "cheap"?
I have a .30 Luger that I shoot only once or twice a year (one or two range trips a year . . .), but still handload for it.
More time than money.
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