Armand Swenson Custom 1911 Colt Combat Commander .45 ACP, In The Box
Make: Colt / Armand Swenson
Model: Combat Commander
Caliber: .45 ACP
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Combat Commander Colt Automatic Caliber.45”, the left side of the frame at the trigger guard has a “3”, and a triangle “VP”. The right side of the slide is marked “Colt’s Combat Commander”. The right side of the frame is marked “Colt’s PT.F.A. MFG. Co. Hartford Conn. U.S.A.”, and the serial number. Below that is stamped “A.D. Swenson / Gardena. Calif.”. The right side of the manual safety is also marked “A.D. Swenson / Gardena. Calif.”. The rear sight is marked “MICRO” in script. The bottom of the magazine is marked “Colt .45 Auto”.
Type of Finish: This gun is the finished in the famous satin hard chrome finish pioneered by Armand Swenson, and the top of the slide is non reflective crinkle finish which is commonly encountered on Armand’s work. Please see photos. Finish Originality: Refinished by Armand Swenson in hard chrome.
Box & Accessories: The original box is included with this gun . The end flap matches the description and the serial number of the gun. There are 7 targets included with this gun that attest to its extremely good accuracy. A “Commander” Colt specifications flyer is also included.
Our Assessment: This gun is just beautiful as completed by a true world renowned and true master gunsmith; Armand Swenson. It has all of the classic Swenson touches; hard chrome finish, lowered sights, square trigger guard with stippling, stippling on the front of the grip, replaced ambidextrous safety, flat mainspring housing, and superb action work ++. A very rare find here, especially in this condition. Attention collectors and shooters, this is perhaps the best Colt 1911 ever assembled.
Sold For: $4,667