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    Aug 22, 2011, 08:49 AM
    Colt Commander Super 38
    I have just sold my Colt Commander Super 38 ( overseas edition that can be converted to a Lugerb 9 mil. ) for $1000.00. Did I get a good price?
    Thanks guys and if you ever have plumbing problems I'm your guy.
    Cheers, Tom
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    Aug 22, 2011, 08:55 AM
    Tom that sounds like a very good price. You can check it out on gunbroker.com and see what others are asking.
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    Aug 22, 2011, 11:46 AM
    Hey there Tom,

    You may or may not have got a good price for it. Really, it's going to depend on the exact model, condition, year, area that you live in. I see them on Gunbroker going from about $750 on up to crazy numbers. That doesn't mean they're actually being sold for that amount though, you know what I mean? As far as I'm concerned, when I sell a gun of mine, I check to see general pricing in the used range (checking Gunsamerica and Gunbroker first usually) and then I see what something comparable is selling for new. From that point, I come up with a general number of what I want for the gun. Selling to a dealer you will usually get less than you would selling to a private buyer. In this case, without having see the gun, I think you did fine in the sale.

    Overall though, do you think you got a fair price? That's what really matters.
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    Aug 22, 2011, 12:20 PM
    Then gun is a scaled down 1911 Colt 45. Excellent condition no scratches or scuffs. I bought it from a Scottish national who purchased it over seas and only fired it at the range a few times. I kept it as am house gun until I decided to sell.
    I sold it to a collector for his collection. I did go on line and found a Colt Super 38 over seas edition for $1200.00
    And sold t for a thousand . I'm happy with but just wanted other opinions. Thank you all for your answers. Cheers, Tom
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    Aug 22, 2011, 12:54 PM
    You did OK. Mostly so long as you sold it within a certain value range your fine I too believe that if I get a deal I also pass that deal on later. Its good karma to do that :)

    Keep us posted on your next buy. Id love to see this board take off.
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    Aug 22, 2011, 02:21 PM
    Id love to see this board take off.
    Me too! Not enough firearms discussions or questions going on around here! Lol

    The gun is a scaled down 1911 Colt 45.
    I know that, silly. :p
    Great gun too. I love the Commander series much better than the standard full size 1911.
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    Aug 22, 2011, 02:33 PM
    Seems like a good price, gun prices are so iffy at times, if you sell it to a private person, or to a dealer who is going to resale.

    If you are happy then it was a good price, looks like retail is in the 900 to 1400 dollar, but again see them at 700 and see a few listed over 1800. ( perhaps the 1800 dollar one was famous for killing someone or something)

    Nice gun, OK, I like the full size 1911 better.
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    Aug 22, 2011, 02:38 PM
    Nice gun, OK, I like the full size 1911 better.
    LMAO! When I wrote my comment, I wondered if someone would have something to say about that. 1911's have such a loyal following.
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    Aug 22, 2011, 03:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by odinn7 View Post
    LMAO! When I wrote my comment, I wondered if someone would have something to say about that. 1911's have such a loyal following.

    The 1911 is a format. It has many calibers, I have one in that format that's a 32cal. Looks just like the big brother only been hot washed . Lol
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    Aug 24, 2011, 12:24 PM
    Years ago, I had the .45 Combat Commander w/Pachmeyers, Very Nice Weapon.
    Not sure the differences between that and the 1911?
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    Aug 24, 2011, 12:36 PM
    Really it is a 1911 platform as the gun is very similar in appearance and identical mechanically. The only real difference is that it's a little smaller than the standard 1911.
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    Aug 24, 2011, 12:59 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmando View Post
    Years ago, I had the .45 Combat Commander w/Pachmeyers, Very Nice Weapon.
    Not sure the differences between that and the 1911?
    They would be the same weapon (1911) but the commander refers to the size of the weapon. Oficers models were usually a bit smaller as it made them easier to carry as well as most held 7 shots in the mag where most full size carry 8 in the mag.
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    Aug 24, 2011, 03:15 PM
    I had the .45 Combat Commander w/Pachmeyers, Very Nice Weapon.
    Not sure the differences between that and the 1911?
    Sure looks to same to me. I have my Dads :Blue Jackets Manual" from the 1st. World War, It shows how to field strip a 1911. I used it to strip down my Super38.
    Regards, Tom

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