Pre Owned Custom Colt 1911 Combat Commander by Jim Garthwaite 45 ACP

Pre Owned Custom Colt 1911 Combat Commander by Jim Garthwaite 45 ACP


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Listed is a pre owned Colt Combat Commander Model chambered in 45 ACP. This pistol had custom work completed by the late pistolsmith Jim Garthwaite before his passing in 2020. The sales invoice that comes included with this pistol (see scans) is dated from Feb. of 2014, and includes work for the following done to Colt Commander serial number 80BS6815 (highlighted in images):

Checker Front Strap( High Grip, 25LPI)
Brown Blank Main Spring Housing (MSH), Draw filed/fitted to frame
Checker MSH 25LPI
Refit/Contour/Sculpt Grip Safety
Set Wolff 20lb Recoil/Firing Pin Springs
Deburr/Soften Sharp Edges/Radius
Reblue Complete Pistol
Hand Polished Slide Flats

This pistol remains in beautiful condition overall. The hand polished flats shine brightly and show an excellent testament to craftsmanship. The checkering on the front strap and mainspring housing remains crisp. There are a few very minor micro handling marks from storage over the years. The bore on the 4″ barrel is bright and shiny, and this pistol shows little evidence of being shot since the trip to Garthwaite in 2014. This pistol also has another unique feature of being a Midyear Manufacture, meaning this pistol has a 80’s series serial number, but all of the internals and parts of a series 70 pistol. It comes with a soft pistol case, and the hard copies of the above scanned paperwork, but no other box or acessories. This pistol would make a great piece in any Colt or Custom Colt collection!


Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 11 × 3 in


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