I was at a gun show today and had the pleasure of examining a bunch of old Colt 1911/1911A1's. This dealer specializes in pre-80 series and older Colt 1911/1911A1's only. He even had old WW-I and WW-II USGI 1911's. He had a number of old pre-80 series Colt Combat Commanders, some even new in the box. I couldn't help but notice that his prices for the Colt Combat Commanders with the satin nickel or electroless nickel finished or what ever you call this finish was much lower than the same models in the blued finish. As much as $300 to $400 dollars lower. So I ask him why. His answer was simply, they are not popular as compared to the blued models. So I ask him why not. His answer; the dull finish is notoriously delicate, it shows handling wear very quickly and it always looks dirty due to it's rough dull finish. He said that if he priced them the same as the blued models they would be sitting on the table forever. I then said; I thought they were rather rare, you don't see very many of them...then he gave me kind of a dirty look as if I did not hear what he first said about them and then he said; like I told you they are not popular. Well, I must have very bad taste, I thought they looked rather nice or maybe different would be a better way of saying it. Does any one else share my views....comments ?