When did the colt national match 45 come out?

When did the colt national match 45 come out?

Colt National Match – Chambered in .45 ACP, these were basically Government Model pistols with hand honed actions, match grade barrels, and exceptionally fine blued finish. They were manufactured between 1933 and 1941. Their serial number range will be within C164,800 – C215,000. These pistols came in both fixed sight and adjustable sight models.

How can I find the serial number of a colt?

Enter the serial number, without spaces or dashes, to search the database. If multiple models appear for your serial number simply match the date with the appropriate model, as certain vintage firearms can share serial numbers between different models.

What’s the value of an old national match pistol?

An example of the government-built pistols is the “Drake Slide National Match” worth about $1200 in 100% condition. The old National Match Colts made between 1933 and 1941 bring $2700 to $3600 in 100% condition. The models with adjustable sights bring approximately $700 more.

Are there any prewar Colt national match guns?

To Mullin and many other purists, only the prewar guns are the true American Beauties, the original National Match Colts of legend. Whether or not the Gold Cup generation measured up is a matter of debate among 1911 enthusiasts to this day.

When was the first Colt.45 ACP made?

1911 .45 ACP Production Information. Military Versions from 1912 to 1945. Manufacturer/Serial Number/Date Made. Beginning of M1911: 1) Colt: S/N 1 to 3190 = April 16, 1912 to May 31, 1912. 2) Colt: S/N 3190 to 7501 = May 31, 1912 to Oct. 10, 1912. (S/N 3501 to 3799 were first U.S.M.C. pistols made by Colt delivered June 6, 1912.)

Is the super.38 Colt national match still made?

This was and is, a very fine match .45 auto…The Super Match was a fine target sighted and selected Super .38, but is no longer made. It was brought out soon after the introduction of the National Match .45 Colt.” Actually, most NMs wore that marking on the right side of the slide.

What are the serial numbers on a Colt 45?

Colt Barrel Markings: Serial #710,00 to End of Production Colt M1911 Barrel Markings Serial #25,000 to 120,000 Colt M1911 Barrel Markings Serial #450,000 to 710,000

What does the capital C stand for in Colt serial numbers?

Some are pretty easy to figure out since they are the abbreviation of the weapon name. For example, SA is Single Action, NF is New Frontier, SP is Sporter, MT is Match Target and so on. On the other hand, a capital “C” prefix or suffix is used to indicate that the model is for Commercial use.

When was the Colt Gold Cup national match made?

As Serven noted in his updated 1964 edition of Colt Firearms, “In 1957 the Colt Company resumed manufacture of a deluxe .45 automatic target pistol, naming this model the ‘Colt Gold Cup National Match.’ Working parts are hand-fitted; the pistol is meticulously made and super-accurate for championship shooting.

Where was the first national match pistol made?

The National Match M1911 Pistols are hand fitted and tuned for the National Match competitions which began at Caldwell, NJ and became the Camp Perry match. Among their numbers are some of the most beautiful and accurate pistols ever built.

When did the Colt Gold Cup pistols come out?

In 1957 Colt began to produce “Gold Cup National Match” pistols which they produced until 1970. In 100% condition, these pistols are worth about $1000. There was then a “Series 70 Gold Cup National Match, produced between 1970 and 1983.

When was the Gold Cup national match made?

Between 1983 and 1996, Colt produced the “Gold Cup MKIV Series 80 National Match.” The are worth about $800 in 100% condition. The current marking is “Gold Cup Trophy” begun in 1997. By 1919 there were National matches, first at Caldwell NJ and then later at Camp Perry, Ohio.

What is the serial number of a junior Colt?

Junior Colt .25 Junior Colt .22, .25 & Colt Auto Cal.25 from 1970 Kit .38 Special (.38 Special Caliber) Kit .38 Special (.45 ACP) Kit Conversion .45 – .22 Kit Conversion .22 – .45 Model 1900 Model 1902 Sporting Model 1902 Military* 1918-1929

How big is the trigger pull on a colt national match?

Serven seems to have been impressed with the Gold Cup incarnation. So was Charles M. Heard, a popular gun expert of the day, who described it in 1960 as the “Colt ‘National Match’ .45 ACP, factory accurized and custom crafted for target. Trigger pull: 4 lbs., adjustable with trigger stop. Full target sights, straight back-strap.