My first gun was inherited after my Paw-Paw passed away. He was a true gun nut. Owned more guns than you could imagine. His Colt Combat Commander was one of his favorites. This gun has been to Wilson's custom shop for some minor customizing. My guess would be in the early '80s. It has a Bar-sto barrel, adj. sights, and the swenson ambi safety. He liked the stag grips, not my choice, but they will stay on the gun. I have a few custom 1911's and this one has the sweetest trigger of all. I've carried it a few times, but dont anymore cause if I had to use it, it would kill me if it got confiscated. It kicks like a horse. I suppose stag grips and no beavertail, the perceived recoil would be exaggerated. I feel like he smiling down on me when I take it shooting.