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Colt Commando .38 Spl 4\" bbl

Just bought one and am awaiting its arrival. Have seen a few for sale but know there were only about 50k made between late '42 and early '45. So, how common are they? I know most never left CONUS but they are now 60+ years old. Was there a specific G.I. holster for the 4" bbl? Am guessing the "Victory" holster would be about correct, yes? Any other accessories?
 

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Re: Colt Commando .38 Spl 4\" bbl

Welcome to the forum. If you do a search in the revolvers forum, on the term "commando" in the subject, specifying newer than 5 years, you will find some existing commentary on Commandos and Commando Specials (a different gun). /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
 

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Re: Colt Commando .38 Spl 4\" bbl

"So, how common are they?" You answered your own question. There are about 50,000 of them, so they are VERY common compared to a Marshal or Courier at about 3,000 each. 50,000 is very large production compared to many Colts like those mentioned, but quite small compared to the Official Police and Police Positive. There are usually several up on the auctions sites at one time, whereas a Marshal or Courier is seldom seen. Being 60 years old reduces the number of collector-grade ones, but they certainly are not rare. There is, however, demand from Colt collectors and martial collectors, which increases the competition for good ones.
 
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