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InGrAM
10-06-2011, 4:29 PM
I just finished installing, the sights, grips, and touching up the finish on my 1967 Colt LW Commander. :D I think it came out pretty damn good for a CC gun.

Pictures:
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5259/sam2925.jpg (http://imageshack.us//my-images/444/sam2925.jpg/)

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/8392/sam2920.jpg (http://imageshack.us//my-images/830/sam2920.jpg/)

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4724/sam2926.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/256/sam2926.jpg/)

Oceanbob
10-06-2011, 4:32 PM
Wow....love that look. What a fantastic weapon. Lightweight commanders are great carry guns. :D

Paradiddle
10-06-2011, 4:40 PM
Looks great - boy do I love Colts. What did you do to it?

You mentioned that you were "squaring" a trigger guard - what are you doing and how? I'm curious.

Jeff

InGrAM
10-06-2011, 4:45 PM
Looks great - boy do I love . What did you do to it?

You mentioned that you were "squaring" a trigger guard - what are you doing and how? I'm curious.

Jeff

I am doing that to my RIA 9mm 1911. I would pay a professional to square the trigger guard of this Colt, is it wasn't was Father's Carry gun in the late 60's to mid 70's. It has too much sentimental value to me as is.

As for the RIA squaring of the trigger guard, I am going use the "heat and stretch" method.

Paradiddle
10-06-2011, 4:59 PM
I am doing that to my RIA 9mm 1911. I would pay a professional to square the trigger guard of this Colt, is it wasn't was Father's Carry gun in the late 60's to mid 70's. It has too much sentimental value to me as is.

As for the RIA squaring of the trigger guard, I am going use the "heat and stretch" method.

That's how Hoag did my Colts. I'd love to see some pics after and a detailed writeup.

I dig that retro look.

Jeff

InGrAM
10-06-2011, 5:13 PM
That's how Hoag did my . I'd love to see some pics after and a detailed writeup.

I dig that retro look.

Jeff

I will definitely post some pics. I don't know how detailed of a write up I would be able to do, but I will see.

I love the retro look, I have no use for a square trigger guard, I just love how it looks on 1911's.

ojisan
10-06-2011, 5:24 PM
Ahhh...it's the Big Brother of your Pocketlite.
:)

redcliff
10-06-2011, 5:53 PM
Very nice! I think it looks great. I'm a huge fan of Commanders and Combat Commanders. I've been debating sending my 1953 9mm Commander back to Colt for some mods and turning it into a carry pistol on my LTC.

den888
10-06-2011, 6:37 PM
Classic Colt!

psango
10-06-2011, 6:56 PM
Beautiful, Love those colts!

I sold my .38 Super Commander in the mid 90's I've been kicking myself ever since. If anyone out there has CSC 497 I want it back! :facepalm:

InGrAM
10-06-2011, 9:13 PM
Beautiful, Love those colts!

I sold my .38 Super Commander in the mid 90's I've been kicking myself ever since. If anyone out there has CSC 497 I want it back! :facepalm:

I would be too :facepalm: I hope you find it, or one similar to it. I want one in 9mm but I don't want to pay what people want for one, especially since I already own one. I would have converted this one to 9mm but I don't really like to "tinker" with my CC guns to that extent.

bsg
10-06-2011, 10:06 PM
looks great!

Ubermcoupe
10-07-2011, 12:10 AM
Beautiful! :)

hkdad
10-07-2011, 12:18 AM
very nice!!

CrazyJeep
10-07-2011, 7:53 AM
Looks very nice. How is the front sight attached? Tenon or dovetailed?

Paradiddle
10-07-2011, 11:50 AM
Looks very nice. How is the front sight attached? Tenon or dovetailed?

It looks like a factory Colt which is probably silver soldered (mine are).

Jeff

fennecfrank
10-07-2011, 12:37 PM
nicely done! great job!

InGrAM
10-07-2011, 12:55 PM
Looks very nice. How is the front sight attached? Tenon or dovetailed?

It is a Fusion series 70 narrow tenon and it was staked in with permanent lock tight. It is the best fit I have ever done on a narrow tenon job (so far) :rolleyes:

ZX-10R
10-07-2011, 9:38 PM
Awesome looking Colt.

Colt
10-08-2011, 5:52 PM
Beautiful!