Colt 1911 A-1 NM (?)

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  1. Hog Hunter

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    Is this a true Model 1911 A-1 National Match?

    I'm looking at the pistol pictured in the link below. It is from a local recently deceased collector and. although it has many NM characteristics, it has some unique attributes.

    The barrel bushing is marked NM and has a serial number that does not match the one on the Colt barrel over the chamber. Could these be part numbers? The link tab is marked "P". It has an adjustable trigger with a set screw and a three digit serial number on the right side of the frame in the normal area, however the text is a script font similar to a Commercial Model. There are no Government inspection marks, government property, armory refurbishment or proof marks. The rear sight is adjustable, but is not marked NM. The front sight is the typical NM ramped/stepped designed. The grips are wood (Non-diamond) and the magazine marked "L". The pistol is parkerized. The piece shows little if any uses, however some coating on the trigger is worn.

    Has anyone ever seen one like this? Here's the link to the photos.

    https://photos.google.com/share/AF1...?key=eFE2X1o3b21vdXRBaE9fT0FhT1hFeU5FOWVoNUFR
     
  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    don't know nothing about much really, but since you been around so long I want to give you your first like, keep them posts coming!
     
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  3. Lakeman45

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    The number on the barrel is the serial number of the NM pistol it was originally on. The 920 serial number is not a military 1911A1 serial number. The number on the front of the bushing is a part number for the NM bushing. The original trigger was not painted.
     
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  4. Greg Derr

    Greg Derr Custom Pistolsmith Supporting Addict

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    The front sight is correct for a military NM gun but that is about it. The rear sight would have been a Micro unit. The trigger would be steel.
     
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  5. Hog Hunter

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    Scaramouche,

    Thanks for your consideration!
     
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  6. Hog Hunter

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    Greg,

    Thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated. I thought this 1911 would be of interest to other collectors. I do not plan to buy it.
     
  7. Lakeman45

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    The Micro rear sight was the first adjustable sight used on the NM pistols, but three other makes were used during production.

    The first NM pistols used the standard GI trigger, then plastic for 1959 and 60, and then the adjustable aluminum trigger for the rest of production. No steel adjustable triggers used.
     
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  8. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    You might try posting on coltforum.com as there seem to be several collectors of these old guys over there.
     
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  9. Hog Hunter

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    Guys, thanks for the feedback. Much appreciated.
     
  10. Jim w.

    Jim w. Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2016
    Why? He needs to be told the same thing three times instead of two? (Same post on another board, same sort of replies.)
     

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