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Old 06-09-2007, 7:38 AM
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i will have my PM7 soon, was thinking of setting it up to a pile of silver quarters from the 50's. anyone think that might look nice
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nice, nice, nice...this is exactly want a wanted! Premier II 1/2 inch, but I want to get it factory hard chromed.
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Old 06-13-2007, 5:03 PM
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nice, nice, nice...this is exactly want a wanted! Premier II 1/2 inch, but I want to get it factory hard chromed.
I think that is a Thunder Ranch Special. Wished I could afford the Premier II 1.5 inch.
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Old 06-13-2007, 7:11 PM
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nice, nice, nice...this is exactly want a wanted! Premier II 1/2 inch, but I want to get it factory hard chromed.
I believe Les Baer outsource their refinishing jobs, so I would actually recommend that you get the pistol, and then send it off to Tripp Research to have it done. Quite a few people have gone that route on 1911forum.com and reported they got it done cheaper, and the pistol was smoother and you can actually break it down to clean it without having to shoot 500 rounds through it first. Acuracy and fit was not effected and still shoots as promised. Of course if you go this route, the factory 1/2" guarantee might not be honored after the chroming...
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when will the urge for more guns end? i keep telling myself..this is the last one..this is the last one.
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There's a chance that you'll void your warranty if you don't go directly through Les Baer since some parts might need to be refitted, I called and asked after I read about it at M1911.org

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I believe Les Baer outsource their refinishing jobs, so I would actually recommend that you get the pistol, and then send it off to Tripp Research to have it done. Quite a few people have gone that route on 1911forum.com and reported they got it done cheaper, and the pistol was smoother and you can actually break it down to clean it without having to shoot 500 rounds through it first. Acuracy and fit was not effected and still shoots as promised. Of course if you go this route, the factory 1/2" guarantee might not be honored after the chroming...
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Say Hi to Plain Jane: She's an oldie, but a goodie. And this old mare is everything she used to be, with only one or two superficial unimposing, non-permanent items.

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Those are three VERY nice looking 1911s you've got there, I'm in awe. The rear sights look very Rogers-esque though -- I had heard Rogers was going to work with a manufacturer to market a production version, are those said sight or am I imagining things? (I'm going to assume you didn't send 3 already top notch pistols to one of the most heavily backlogged 1911 smiths in the world.)
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Old 06-14-2007, 1:42 AM
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Those are three VERY nice looking 1911s you've got there, I'm in awe. The rear sights look very Rogers-esque though -- I had heard Rogers was going to work with a manufacturer to market a production version, are those said sight or am I imagining things? (I'm going to assume you didn't send 3 already top notch pistols to one of the most heavily backlogged 1911 smiths in the world.)
Thank you.

I hate Novak sights. IMHO they suck and are non-functional (one handed malfunction drills). All my 1911's wear Hilton Yam's 10-8 rear sight. The rear sports a U notch and is fast to pick up. I will not use anything else period on my 1911's.

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Old 06-18-2007, 9:14 PM
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Just bought this one today at the auction in SF. It's a Colt Commander Lightweight in .38 super. Had the original box and papers included.

Anyone know how I can tell what year it was made in? The serial number is 523XX-LW. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.





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Old 06-18-2007, 10:05 PM
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Just bought this one today at the auction in SF. It's a Colt Commander Lightweight in .38 super. Had the original box and papers included.

Anyone know how I can tell what year it was made in? The serial number is 523XX-LW. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Why yes, yes I can!!

A serial numer of 523XXLW would indicate a manufacture date of middle to late 1967, which would be correct for that box. ( "Colt's Dates of Manufacture" by R.L. Wilson, ISBN 0959199101 - Page 40 under Commander Model. // The same info can be found in R.L. Wilson's "The Colt Heritage" under plate 10 at the back of the book, right facing page, ISBN 0671248278. A brief description appears on page 244 of that book. )

When I saw your photo, without checking my guides, 1968 instantly came to mind because of the distinct small gold-script wood-grain looking box is identical to the box for my own 1968 Commander and my 1968 Colt Python 2 incher.

VERY nice gun - and in .38 Super! You done good!!
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:32 PM
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Just bought this one today at the auction in SF. It's a Colt Commander Lightweight in .38 super. Had the original box and papers included.

Anyone know how I can tell what year it was made in? The serial number is 523XX-LW. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.





First things first.

What auction?

Now, the only stuff I could find in my quick look-round was on ColtAutos.com.

They didn't have serial number info for the LWs though.

They did have the following info on the regular guns:

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Year SN Range Comments
1929 1 - 5850
1930 5350 - 10340
1931 9700 - 13670
1932 13600 - 14830
1933 14000 - 15200
1934 14400 - 17370 Super Match introduced
1935 16970 - 20020
1936 18900 - 24480
1937 22400 - 32140 (First Swartz safety, 29776)
1938 30720 - 34400
1939 Limited Production
1940 32200 - 36550
1941 36020 - 37730 (Last pistol assembled 1941)
1945 32069 - 37835 (Last pistol in series. Production terminated 6/30/45. Some Supers assembled in 1946 - 47.)
1946 1237 Pistols Limited Production 194 Adj Sight Super Match Pistols; 1043 Super .38 pistols.
1947 40001 - 56770 (Begins 6/47)
1948 56400 - 74050
1949 73350 - 78810
1950 78811 - 86400
1951 86370 - 95560
1952 95000 - 107450
1953 107000 - 112950
1954 112850 - 117779 (Fat barrels changed to standard size)
1955 117780 - 120027
1956 120029 - 124780
1957 123950 - 129580
1958 129500 - 137200
1959 137000 - 150500
1960 148660 - 155300
1961 154500 - 159000
1962 158460 - 163200
1963 162270 - 167870
1964 167600 - 172000
1965 170850 - 177880
1966 177600 - 186580
1967 185850 - 192250
1968 191960 - 201360
1969 200870 -202181
CS001001 - CS003200 (New series begins 1/69)
1970 CS003000 - CS005280
1971 202189 - 202388 (Last pre-70 Series pistol assembled 3/2/71)
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Now, the only stuff I could find in my quick look-round was on ColtAutos.com.

They didn't have serial number info for the LWs though.

They did have the following info on the regular guns...
Yes, that list does not include the Commander serial numbers which run different than the government/match/other full size models which are shown. And as you noted, most all of the the Commanders also have the "LW" tagged on, which means "Light Weight" because of their aluminum frame.


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First things first.

What auction?

Now, the only stuff I could find in my quick look-round was on ColtAutos.com.

They didn't have serial number info for the LWs though.

They did have the following info on the regular guns:


Yeah I found that info, but like you said I couldn't find the LWs though.

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Why yes, yes I can!!

A serial numer of 523XXLW would indicate a manufacture date of middle to late 1967, which would be correct for that box. ( "Colt's Dates of Manufacture" by R.L. Wilson, ISBN 0959199101 - Page 40 under Commander Model. // The same info can be found in R.L. Wilson's "The Colt Heritage" under plate 10 at the back of the book, right facing page, ISBN 0671248278. A brief description appears on page 244 of that book. )

When I saw your photo, without checking my guides, 1968 instantly came to mind because of the distinct small gold-script wood-grain looking box is identical to the box for my own 1968 Commander and my 1968 Colt Python 2 incher.

VERY nice gun - and in .38 Super! You done good!!
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I appreciate the help on getting the year of production. The gun actually looks a lot better in person. I couldn't pass this one up, especially in .38 super.

Here's the site for the auction: http://www.gregmartinauctions.com/gma/index.asp
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Oh yeah and I also picked this one up. It's a Colt Argentine Model 1927. All number's match on the barrel, slide, and mag. It's in Ok condition.







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Those are three VERY nice looking 1911s you've got there, I'm in awe. The rear sights look very Rogers-esque though -- I had heard Rogers was going to work with a manufacturer to market a production version, are those said sight or am I imagining things? (I'm going to assume you didn't send 3 already top notch pistols to one of the most heavily backlogged 1911 smiths in the world.)
Are you referring to Chuck Rogers of Rogers Precision? My Kimber 1911 was customized by him and there is nothing like it. His fitted beavertails are a thing of beauty... I certainly can't send anything to him now unless I'm willing to wait a year or more.
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Working on trying to figure that out, I bought it used.........
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That's a nice Kimber, was the slide flats brushed/polished? I remember stainless Kimbers with a matte slide flat.
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That's a nice Kimber, was the slide flats brushed/polished? I remember stainless Kimbers with a matte slide flat.
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I believe all "stainless" models offered by Kimber are of satin/stainless finish. The stainless Gold Match is the only model w/ the high polish finish similar to what SA's, etc offer.
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That is a beautiful Colt. Is the 2 tone factory?
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That is a beautiful Colt. Is the 2 tone factory?
Unfortunatley no, it was "de-holy'd" by the previous owner among other things. On the upside, it still shoots like a 70GC; glass trigger, accurate, etc. I plan to give her a makeover eventually.
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