Rare Colt Double Eagle MK II Series 90 Combat Commander 4.25” DA/SA .45acp

SOLD FOR: $828

WOA#: WY240119RL013

Make: COLT

Model: Double Eagle MK 2 Series 90 Combat Commander.

Serial Number: DC02348

Year of Manufacture: 1994

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic, Single action, Double action, Exposed Hammer with Decocker.

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “COLT DOUBLE EAGLE MKII / SERIES 90”. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT DOUBLE ACTION COMBAT COMMANDER”. The right side of the frame is marked “COLT’S PT. FA.. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A. DC02348”. Both grip panels are marked with the COLT logo. The top of the chamber is marked “COLT 45 AUTO”.

Barrel Length: 4.25”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a white dotted blade fixed to the slide.  The rear sight is a two white dot  rectangular notch sight dovetailed to the slide.(3 DOT White).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece, black plastic, checkered grips, with the COLT logo molded into them. The grips show minimal signs of handling wear with no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp and clean. The front strap serrations and back strap checkering is also sharp and clean. Overall the grips are in Excellent Condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. The feed ramp is smooth and shiny. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is some minimal operational wear on the chamber and slide and some minor surface scratches throughout the mirror polished stainless surfaces. The matte surfaces are in Like new Condition. The Screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear and legible. Overall, this pistol rates in Very Good to excellent condition.

Magazine Quantity and Condition: This pistol includes one single stack Colt .45 Auto magazine in Very Good Overall condition.

Mechanics: This pistol is equipped with a manual decocking lever. The action functions correctly.  We have not fired this pistol.  As with all used firearms, a cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance needs.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol includes the original box, blue plastic factory case, one magazine and owner’s manual.

Our Assessment: The Colt Double Eagle series, including the Combat Commander variant chambered in .45 ACP, has its roots in the iconic Colt M1911 pistol, which was designed by John Browning and adopted by the U.S. military in 1911. Building upon the success of the M1911, Colt introduced the Double Eagle line in 1989 as a modernized and updated version of their classic handgun. The Colt Double Eagle Combat Commander in .45 ACP was specifically designed to offer shooters a more compact and concealable option while still retaining the firepower and reliability of the original M1911 platform. The “Combat Commander” designation indicates its shorter barrel and slide compared to the standard Double Eagle models, making it easier to carry and handle in various situations, particularly for law enforcement officers or individuals in need of a defensive firearm. Introduced in 1989 and produced until 1997, the Colt Double Eagle series aimed to combine the proven performance of the M1911 with modern features such as a decocking lever, enhanced ergonomics, and improved sights. However, despite its innovative design elements and solid construction, the Colt Double Eagle line, including the Combat Commander variant, did not achieve the same level of commercial success as its predecessor. The Colt Double Eagle series was eventually discontinued in the late 1990s, but its legacy continues to influence modern handgun design. The Combat Commander variant, in particular, remains a sought-after collector’s item and a respected choice among firearms enthusiasts for its combination of classic Colt styling, modern features, and compact size in a potent caliber like .45 ACP. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Rare Colt Double Eagle MK II Series 90 Combat Commander 4.25” DA/SA .45acp
Rare Colt Double Eagle MK II Series 90 Combat Commander 4.25” DA/SA .45acp