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Monday, December 01, 2008

Colt M1911A1 National Match at Auction

A near mint National Match M1911A1 is up for bids at Rock Island Auction.
Parkerized frame with "FJA" inspector marking above the magazine catch with a "P" proof below the catch. The right side of the frame is marked "UNITED STATES PROPERTY / serial number / ordnance bomb FK" before the slide stop hole and "M1911A1 U.S. ARMY / RIA" after the slide stop hole. The frame serial number places this M1911A1 in the Remington-Rand production run for the year 1944.

The slide is parkerized with the one-line Colt Hartford address on the right and "Colt" flanked by "GOVERNational MatchENT / MODEL" and "AUTOMATIC CALIBER .45" next to the un-circled Rampant Colt. "NRM" is marked on the right trigger guard bow. Blued barrel with caliber marking over "National Match 7790313". Ramp blade front and adjustable Elliason rear sights, textured front grip strap, aluminum adjustable trigger, serrated arched main spring housing with the lanyard loop on the bottom, serrated slide stop, checkered thumb safety and narrow hammer. Fitted with checkered grips and a blued magazine marked "19200- / ASSY 5508694 / MFR. 1M291" on the shoe. Complete with cardboard box marked "SHOT FROM ARM REST" on the lid.
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,000

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Blogger nature223 said...


7:25 PM  
Blogger Ed Harris said...

Fairly typical match gun of the late 1960s. Occasionally you find one having with a fixed rear sight, rather than the Ellison or Kensight. Fixed sight NMs date prior to 1965. Some fixed sight versions saw combat service in RVN. My brother has one which was carried by a Marine W04 and it is his EDC.

11:24 AM  

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