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    Colt 1911 custom, what can you tell me?

    Hey guys. I just inherited this pistol from my grandfather. I'm not looking to sell it as it means a lot to me, so not looking for a value. If you want to throw a guess in, feel free. I'm more interested in the story behind the history behind this model, the year of manufacture and what he changed as starters. Also any other information you can throw in would be great! I'm pretty sure he changed the sights and I'm curious as to why he got adjustable ones, if you could recommend other sights I'd be interested to see. I run tritium on my other guns but I don't think those are fitting of a 1911. Also, are there any issues with these pistols or upgrades to make them more reliable or anything? I want to carry it. The rash on the back of the slide is from a button on the holster he carried it in. Anything I should do or check before range time? I don't think it's been shot in many years. Thank you!

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    Very nice. In order to determine year, we need the serial #

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    Is that a Millet sight?
    I like this retro rear sight and with any luck your front sight is compatible with it
    https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/hd-003-retro-rear-sight

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    Colt Custom Carry Commander Model# O9842CC

    Welcome to the Forum,
    Not a very good pic but this should answer your questions about the Colt Custom Carry Commander. I believe these were released in 1991 during a time when Colt was producing dozens of limited editions for many distributors.
    Click on the pic for a larger view:

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    Last edited by 824tsv; 04-14-2019 at 09:38 AM. Reason: Spelling
    Lonestar57 and scstrain like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by topduarte View Post
    Very nice. In order to determine year, we need the serial #
    Here it is! Always hesitant to let them out in the internet world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arjay View Post
    Is that a Millet sight?
    I like this retro rear sight and with any luck your front sight is compatible with it
    https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/hd-003-retro-rear-sight
    When I get home I will take a photo of the top of the slide for ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by 824tsv View Post
    Welcome to the Forum,
    Not a very good pic but this should answer your questions about the Colt Custom Carry Commander. I believe these were released in 1991 during a time when Colt was producing dozens of limited editions for many distributors.
    Click on the pic for a larger view:

    Colt Custom Carry Commander.jpg
    Thank you for this. I also have the original grips.

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    Anybody have any ideas as to how I can blend that button Mark back into the slide? Also, I'm used to carrying in kydex but I'm thinking I'll find another leather holster iwb? How do you carry these things comfortably! I carry an h&k vp9 most of the time. The rest is a toss up between an m&p shield and an m&p 2.0 full size. All 9mm.

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    Rear sight sure looks tall. Have you fired it on a target yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
    Rear sight sure looks tall. Have you fired it on a target yet?
    Nope. I want to make sure everything is kosher with it which is why I came on here lol. I'd like to switch it back to stock if possible, or stock looking. Not a fan of the adjustable sight.


 
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