Dating my colt 1911 dating site for those with disabilities
Here you will find Photos and identification, historical information, firearms serial number and date of production information along with disassembly instructions, parts diagrams and original factory instruction sheets for these pistols. To familiarize yourself with the site, please review the User's Guide. I am particularly in need of factory variations of engraved, inscribed and specially finished pistols (i.e. Additionally, I am looking for unusual grip types (ivory, pearl and deluxe walnut) as well as Colt Catalogs, advertising pamphlets, instruction sheets, original documentation, manufacturing gauges, presentation cases, etc.
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Thank goodness there was no injury to life or limb and very little property damage.
On day three I sold it with full disclosure about the incident.
The National Match pistol on display here has the milled cross-hatching on the front strap introduced in 1959, the aluminum trigger dating from 1961 and, from 1963, a commercial Colt slide, a barrel marked NM 7791414 and the Elliason-type rear sight.
On the second day I owned it I experienced my one and only accidental discharge.That first National Match pistol was identical in appearance to an ordinary service pistol except for the substitution of checkered walnut stocks for the regular issue plastic stocks.Internally, the 1955 National Match pistol's accuracy was improved by the replacement of the service barrel with a National Match barrel, the service barrel bushing with a National Match bushing and the barrel link with a special link.The replacement bushing and link served to return the barrel after recoil more precisely to the same relationship with the slide and sights for each shot.Each year thereafter, additional improvements and modifications have been made to the National Match pistol.
Shooters who purchased these pistols, in many cases, have had them modified to incorporate the latest improvements.