Hi everyone, I just joined the forum and I have a couple questions about my Combat Commander. I looked up the SN and it said it was manuf. in 1975. First off I gave $500 for it. I think that was a really good deal considering it looks to be all original with little wear (the picture doesn't do it justice). Was it a good deal? Next, are these the original grips? they look to be from that era from what I can tell. Also, I am looking to take these off considering they are almost 38 years old and I don't want to damage them anymore than they are... but what is the best place to get new grips? I am thinking of going with something with my initals engraved or some other kind of grips that say Colt. Also, any other info on this 1911 would be most appreciative. I have been a huge Colt fan my entire life but never owned one so this was very exciting buying my first one!