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Colt Commando
me ^ | 2/21/14 | chasio649

Posted on 02/21/2014 12:53:00 PM PST by chasio649

Just bought a >38 Special Colt Commando nickel plated(old Police issue) from a friend....Payed $250...Is this an OK deal? What a smooth action on this revolver.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; colt

1 posted on 02/21/2014 12:53:00 PM PST by chasio649
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To: chasio649

Based on this listing at Gunbroker, I’d say “Hell yeah!” unless it’s in really rough shape.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=394793716


2 posted on 02/21/2014 12:56:11 PM PST by pingman (In the Land of the Perpetually Outraged, truth is the enemy.)
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To: chasio649

http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/colt-commando-38-special-c7902/#.Uwe9ivldV8E


3 posted on 02/21/2014 12:56:26 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: chasio649

About right for a used but good gun.

I had one years ago and it was a fine shooter especially with wad cutters within 25 yards.


4 posted on 02/21/2014 12:56:59 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: pingman

It has a few nicks and scratches...It has been used for sure by my friends father for many years as a police chief...He told me he shot at one person with it...not been fired much...pretty gun.Thanks for the quick replies.


5 posted on 02/21/2014 12:59:56 PM PST by chasio649
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To: chasio649
You got a good deal on a fine reliable firearm there. If you reload, try inverted hollow-base wadcutters. Makes for interesting wound channels.
6 posted on 02/21/2014 1:02:12 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: chasio649

Take it to a trusted range and shoot it til it feels like your trigger finger extended.
Fill it full of hollow point devestators and feel a little safer.
Never Ever register it nor tell anyone you own it.
Buy ammo with cash.
Good luck.


7 posted on 02/21/2014 1:05:39 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher
Never Ever register it nor tell anyone you own it.

Fortunately, FedGov would never think to monitor FR, so he's safe at the moment.

8 posted on 02/21/2014 1:10:40 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: chasio649

Oh Hell, yeah! I bought a ‘50’s .38 from an ex-cop. It looked like it had been fired once a year. It’s AWESOME! I can hit anything with it. Somebody threw out a bottle cap and I nailed it at 30 feet with one shot.

A revolver is the best for home defense. It won’t jamb. Totally reliable. The Colt’s an even better gun. You done good.


9 posted on 02/21/2014 1:10:59 PM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: chasio649

It’s a great deal. Colts are over-priced, and you made out very well.


10 posted on 02/21/2014 1:14:09 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: chasio649

You did okay if not better. With Colts and Title 2 firearms, you can never pay too much but you can always buy too early :)


11 posted on 02/21/2014 1:23:26 PM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Fido969

Thanks all...This was a sentimental piece that my friend had...I told him i would sale it back to him for the same price if he wanted it back...His father is old and they are clearing out his estate, father needs the money...I told him to not sale to stranger because he would never get it back...I like the gun and will probably have it for life...but i am true to my word and will sale it back if he feels the family need to have it back...Thanks FR buddies for the replies...can always count on this site!


12 posted on 02/21/2014 1:24:56 PM PST by chasio649
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To: atomic_dog

Atomic brand ammo makes a .38+P with inverted wadcutters. They’re excellent, hot and don’t tumble.


13 posted on 02/21/2014 1:31:14 PM PST by Ancient Man
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To: chasio649
It has a few nicks and scratches...It has been used for sure by my friends father for many years as a police chief...He told me he shot at one person with it...not been fired much...pretty gun.Thanks for the quick replies.

Nicks and scratches = character. if it's smooth to operate, isn't loose, and doesn't jam, it should be a good buy.

Don't forget to go boating soon and lose it in a freak accident...

14 posted on 02/21/2014 1:32:32 PM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

Old pickups, ancient roman buildings and Colt .45’s are the only things that look good with a few dents, nicks and scratches.


15 posted on 02/21/2014 1:34:18 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va
Old pickups, ancient roman buildings and Colt .45’s are the only things that look good with a few dents, nicks and scratches.Other than that, I wholeheartedly agree!
16 posted on 02/21/2014 1:41:20 PM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: chasio649
but i am true to my word and will sale it back if ..

Yer a good egg .. cheers !

17 posted on 02/21/2014 2:23:55 PM PST by tomkat
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To: trebb

Sounds like an old Tom T Hall song ... Watermelon wine.


18 posted on 02/21/2014 4:00:13 PM PST by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.r)
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To: chasio649

TTIUWOP

How long is the barrel? Got a laser sight?


19 posted on 02/21/2014 4:03:14 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo

4 inch...hehe no laser sight.


20 posted on 02/21/2014 4:11:36 PM PST by chasio649
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To: chasio649

I posted on a gun thread a while back that I was hoping someone would do a simple test with 2 revolvers in 22LR calibre.

5 inch revolver, 10 or 15 yards away, rapid fire.

2 inch revolver, same distance, rapid fire, but the 2 incher would have a laser sight.

I wonder which one would work out to be superior? Perhaps someone with lotsa revolvers could finally say that a laser sight is worth x number of barrel distance...


21 posted on 02/21/2014 4:14:37 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Kevmo

That is a good test/question...I have another 2 inch 38...That answer would be of interest.


22 posted on 02/21/2014 4:32:17 PM PST by chasio649
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To: Kevmo

How long is the barrel? Got a laser sight?

Barrel is long enough to stick it in their ribs before you squeeze the trigger and that close you do need any stinking laser sight.


23 posted on 02/21/2014 5:30:22 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: wetgundog

don’t


24 posted on 02/21/2014 5:36:44 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: chasio649

I had a Colt Commando. It was a full size Colt 6-shot revolver in .38 Special using the frame of the Colt Official Police model. The pistol was introduced in 1927 and 48,611 2-inch and 4-inch barrel variants of the “Commando” were built during WW2 for the U.S. government. Finish applied was usually gray manganese phosphate (aka “Parkerizing”) and the guns showed signs of wartime production shortcuts. Approximately 12,000 “Commandos” built during WW2 as 4-inch barrel guns were converted by the Colt factory to 2-inch versions after the end of the war. The 2-inch barrel Commandos were favorites of military intelligence officers and others needing the utility of a snub nose revolver.


25 posted on 02/21/2014 10:41:56 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: chasio649

Please let me know after the next time you go to the range. It should be a fun test.


26 posted on 02/21/2014 11:10:43 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Pollster1

Hopefully others read my post and get the message


27 posted on 02/22/2014 3:18:48 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: chasio649

I love the 38 Special – don’t know or trust “devastators” or any of the gee whiz trick loadings. I carry the “FBI load” as loaded by Buffalo Bore (and if I get around to duplicating it with my handloads – the “don’t carry handloads for self defense” philosophy is lawyer-proofing, paranoid HOGWASH, I’ll carry that). SOFT gaping hollow point 158 grain gas checked semi wadcutter loaded to +P velocity. They’re stout recoiling in my S&W J frames, but if in a thug-shooting encounter, recoil is not noticed.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 4:00:51 AM PST by Nathaniel (- A Man Without A Cross -)
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To: wetgundog

Barrel is long enough to stick it in their ribs
***So you’re talking zero meters contact... perhaps you mean that the barrel is SHORT enough to stick into their ribs without getting caught on the way out...

before you squeeze the trigger and that close you do need any stinking laser sight.
***We are obviously talking about a distance far enough where the 5 inch barrel comes into play, or a laser sight. With your scenario, a 1 inch barrel is “long enough” and quicker & easier to pull from a holster or pocket. Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me... ;-)


29 posted on 02/23/2014 6:46:47 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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