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Old 04-26-2020, 05:27 PM   #1
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Colt LT Commander

I have been on a 5 year search for this .45. I am a Coast Guard Officer (LT. CMDR) and would love to complete my collection by purchasing this gun. Please contact me if you have one for sale>
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Old 04-26-2020, 06:29 PM   #2
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It took me about five years to find one, too, back in the '80s. I finally built my own up from parts. Eventually did find one--not pristine, but fairly nice and VERY shootable.
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Old 04-27-2020, 02:23 AM   #3
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I traded mine for a house.. not directly.

If you find one look carefully for a cracked frame at the corner of the slide stop hole.

Geoff Who notes the ejectors often break a leg.
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Old 04-28-2020, 02:23 PM   #4
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Thank you for your service commander.

I have had good luck fining things on Gunbroker and Auction arms. The search functions are good. I had been looking for Colt Camp perry .22s and found both (two different barrel lengths) on GB.
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Old 04-29-2020, 09:15 AM   #5
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At some point, I researched how many LW Commanders had been built and was shocked at the number. I forget when I did the research, but from 1949 up until that time, Colt had only made 6 or 7 thousand of them. No wonder they're so hard to find!
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Old 04-29-2020, 08:05 PM   #6
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Am I missing something? The LW commander is just the Commander, and it is currently manufactured. On most any given day, you can find several for sale. If I were someone interested in actively shooting one, then I would recommend the newest of the lot; they are very good. If I were a collector, I'd want a pre-Series 70. The former isn't too hard to find (not easy, but not impossible), the latter can get a little harder to find.
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Old 04-30-2020, 07:57 AM   #7
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Is this the beastie in question?

https://gundigest.com/article/1911-r...ight-commander
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