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1950s colt commander custom

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Shep, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Shep

    Shep Member

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    Here is one that is hard for me to judge the value.
    Most of the time when someone makes up a gun like this they display it and don`t shoot it much. But this one has seen a fair amount of use.
    It`s a 1950s Colt Commander Lightweight, nickel, .38 Super. Someone has gold plated the hammer, trigger, safety, slide, release, ect.
    The grips are solid silver (but I`m sure they are not pure silver) and much thinker than the ones you see made today. Gold plate on the raised areas of the grips.
    More than a little wear on the gold plating on the grips, safety, trigger, and
    hammer. No damage, just wear from use. The nickel has a few small areas where it is beginning to flake, but is in overall pretty good shape.
    I`d rate the whole gun as 85% condition.
    What you estimate the value as?

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  2. wpage

    wpage Active Member

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    Very nice!
  3. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    The gun was not nickeled originally. I would treat it as a refinished shooter. The grips are nickel silver (which contains no real silver.)
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  4. wonderwhippet

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    The grips look very similar to a set of grips I bought in Mexico 25 years ago, and stamped on the backs is ".925," which indicates the silver content. I believe these are also Mexican since they bear the Mexican eagle, and I would estimate the value of the grips alone at around $200.
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