Went to shop to pick up a old Sears(winchester) 30/30 for a beater truck rifle. while their owner smiled and laid down a Commander at least 85% I picked up and noticed its a 9mm I don't have a 9mm and not a light weight commander at all. Shop says previous owner said a 1952 . I looked serial number 6XXX . I put on lay a way right then. Owner knows I'm a sucker for Colts. I call Colt with serial number and they said made 1951. I will try to get out of lay a way around 15 to 20 will be my birthday present.