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BigO
January 13, 2001, 02:07 PM
I have a Colt Officer's Commencement Issue
1911 .45 and would like opinions on the date of manafacture and value. It appears to be unfired and came in a large wooden box, I paid $499.00 for it. Serial # FA00981.
There's more information on this piece on the 1911 forum under the same subject.

Thank you,

Oscar.

Steven Mace
January 13, 2001, 04:56 PM
Oscar, the Officer's Commencement Issue was produced in 1984 with 1,000 being made. It should have the Marine Corp emblem, rosewood grips and silver plate oak leaf scroll. In 100% unfired condition it could be worth about $600-$650. The original issue price was $700. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

BigO
January 14, 2001, 12:10 AM
Steve,

It is exactly as you described.Thank you very much for the information.I purchased this as a carry piece and now I'm not so sure I want to carry it as my carry guns get knocked around.I may just keep it as a house gun.

Thanks :)
Oscar.