This one has been worked over a little.
Looks mighty handsome to me!Wow, I wish I could find one in Bright Stainless. That is great looking. Here is a picture of my ugly duckling..
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Wyatt; I absolutely LOVE it!!Here's one from 1905. Hey, it's an Officer's Model! Says so right there on the barrel!
Oh wow, that's an Officer's family portrait! What a great picture!Wyatt, did you start something? Here are five OFFICER'S MODELS from 4" to 7 1/2".
I just KNEW I shoulda labeled this post as "Officer's ACP" !! LOL! DHenry, bee-uu-ti-ful firearm!Here's a 7-1/2" specimen from 1914.
Piracy?? Where's an Officer when you need one! Hey, let it drift, I'm enjoying the photos immensely.You mean there are semiauto OMs as well? Holy cow!
Face it, you let the revolver guys in and there is going to be a certain amount of thread drift. (Or thread piracy, even.)
Well this is a good start. I'm still tracking down bits & pieces of info on the Officer's ACP Commencement Issue. The hunt is some of the best part of collecting. Please share whatever you learn.Here is what I think I know about it. I have found conflicting info.
It is a limited production run. Officer slide on a commander frame. 3 guns in the series.
1) 1985 (or 1987?) stainless 500 made. General Officers model
2) 1988 blue, 365 made Commanding Officer Model
here is a thread I started on it.
3) 9mm, 1990, alloy frame, 500 made, Lt. Commander model. (or 800 made in 1985 depending on who you read)
Colt Lieutenant Commander
If someone can point me to accurate info, it would be appreciated.
Shawn, usually the E designates the model as enhanced. The one in the photo in post #1, with similar but earlier serial number than yours dates, according to Colt's, to being made in 1996.Sorry for replying to an old post but I just picked up a Colt Officers 45ACP in Bright Stainless which is very similar to the one in the photo. My serial number is SF15XXXE which put it in the mid to late 80's from what I can tell. Does the E designate a custom shop gun or does it mean enhanced? Does anyone know the history of these pistols?