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Lot 3636: Robby Shipley Special Colt Combat Commander Series 70 Pistol

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Robby Shipley Special Marked Colt Combat Commander Series 70 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Robby Shipley Special Marked Colt Combat Commander Series 70 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Combat Commander
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 4 1/4 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 310
Class: Modern Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in the 1970s by the Colt Custom Shop as part of a special run of guns specifically for Robby Shipley of the Shipley Donut Company, Houston, Texas. It is believed that Shipley gifted the guns to friends and associates and about 100 were made. The pistol is equipped with a Gold Cup trigger and has standard Colt factory markings with the addition of "ROBBY SHIPLEY SPECIAL" on the right side of the frame. Provenance: The Gus Cargile Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 90% plus original nickel finish with dark spotting visible on the frame, frosting on the polished surfaces, and some wear to the checkering. Mechanically excellent..



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