When I first saw this one I though wow, a old nickle Commander in 38 Super. It wasn't what I thought. This gun was blue and someone polished it out. Since it was born in 1951 I assume it had a lot of finish wear. Maybe someone was getting ready to refiinish it and though it looked good this way. Still a very tight old gun and shoots great. It is still rare to find a 38 Super Commander in this time period.