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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Colt Combat Commander Grail Gun
My favorite local gun store came across this via an estate transaction. It belonged to a cop. The finish and overall general condition are not bad at all.
The serial number begins with 80BS2 which makes it a factory blue steel gun somewhere around 1982 vintage; that is a few years before when some Colt Commanders were made from stainless steel; if the serial number contained SC instead of BS that would designate a factory satin chrome (satin electroless nickel) finish. A fair guess is that this gun was chromed / nickeled in the aftermarket; yes, it is possible that it was sent back to Colt for refinishing. Wherever it was done, it has been with this pistol for a while and still looks pretty darn nice.
Syd has a an interesting story about Colt Combat Commanders with the 80BS serial number prefix.
IMHO the trigger on this pistol is very sweet. It feels very pre-series 80.
Yep, I just had to have it. It should make a good shooter. This completes my lust for "all things 1911." I did the paperwork and paid for it today; I will pick it up on Monday after satisfying the requisite Illinois waiting period (plus an extra day or so just for the heck of it).