Just got back from a trip to FL, while in Panama City earlier this week, I was running my traps, [pawn shops and such] and came upon a Colt Commando SN 76xx, from what I have been able to find out this a mid to late '42. Finish is in Ex condition, I'd say 97% and the bore is bright and shinny with strong lands and grooves, lock up is tight, grips are correct era and in VG + condition. The owner of the pawn shop said it had been sitting for at least 6 mos. The price tag read $349, said he would take $300 + tax and call-in, so it was $329 OTD. It has the flaming bomb on the left side of the frame between the cylinder and hammer, on left side of the 4" bbl it has Colt Commando over .38 Special and on top of the bbl it has the usual Colt pat dates and such, it doesn't have US Property on the top strap, but I am told that the early Commando's didn't have that plus they didn't have the GHD inspectors stamped near where the flaming bomb is located. It could still have been a DSC [Defense Supply Corp.] Commando. I did find a SN next to it that was sold to a NYC-PD officer in '43. The Colt Commando is a "D" frame Colt Official Police model and came in two bbl lengths 2" [rare] and 4" and only around 50,000 were made.