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Colt Lightweight commander in 9mm

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by surveyor nw, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. surveyor nw

    surveyor nw Mid valley New Member

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    She's old and in pretty good shape... serial number under 4k...... has pachmeyer scales and an MMC rear sight and a spare mag.

    I've been thinking of trading her off (my deceased brothers old weapon)...

    My problem is, it seems they're all over the place for price.... I know there are some collectors out there that would like to have this little rascal.

    My initial idea was a .40, and a .45 XDM format.... but I'm just not sure at this point.

    Should I just "throw it out there" as a WTT, and see what offers come along?

    Impressions on what I could get in trade for this little rascal ? :confused:
     
  2. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Until pics are shown nothing. The ones that go for $$$ are to collectors- better have box, paperwork, 100% original with finish in 90-95%+ condition.
     
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  3. surveyor nw

    surveyor nw Mid valley New Member

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    I never found a box or paperwork, I believe he took it in on a trade about 1974.... 100% original finish in good shape with minimal wear, bluing is bright and shiny... it's been shot, but hasn't had the rails lock up that I can see.... (a problem with earlier soft frames from what I've been told).....

    I've got little problem with keeping it and shooting it till the slide falls off if it's not worth much.... just thought I'd update it.
    Maybe I'll let the wife use it for her purse....
     
  4. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Without pics could be anywhere from 500-1000. If it's truly all original AND the finish is that good you MAY be able to get over $1K. Without pics hard to say. Would be an excellent base for a build/carry gun.
     
  5. surveyor nw

    surveyor nw Mid valley New Member

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    Thanks... I thought I'd throw out the idea and see what folks thought first...

    It's a sweet size and nice caliber for a carry gun, good weight and shoots well from what I remember...

    I'll get some pics up soon so we're all on the same page....
     
  6. Mike Grasso

    Mike Grasso Ventura, California New Member

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    I'm interested, send me a picture....

    Mike
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    why would you throw away piece of history, keep it. ;) more than 50% of people regret their sale/trade.

    but it's your decision.
     
  8. glockman99

    glockman99 Hoquiam, WA. Active Member

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    Keep it in your family.
     
  9. surveyor nw

    surveyor nw Mid valley New Member

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    It had been so long I had to take it out back and run a clip through it at about 50ft.....
    I'd forgotten what a sweet shooter it is....... sigh..... I'm conflicted, I just don't shoot it enough
    I guess.... it's still my favorite carry piece if I feel the need.
     
  10. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    That is a sweet gun!!

    My wife has been wanting one for a while now!!