I have fought with this decision for a while now, going back and forth with parting with this one but I think the time has come. I recently acquired another one of these so this one needs a new home. This is a 1961 production Colt national match Midrange in 38 special. Condition is 85 percent or better depending on the representative that assessed it. One judged it to be 90 percent according to the blue book. The only changes that have been made from original purchase are the addition of the Eliason rear sight and the upgrade from the MKI barrel to the MkIII. Both are believed to be done by colt after the MKI recall. Royal blue finish is in great shape and has been babied all these years from production. All parts are unremarkable with the only exception being the thumb safety, which does not work. Grip safety is fully functional and I believe this was done intentionally for National Match competition as i have seen other examples with the same exception. Accuracy is remarkable. Trigger breaks cleanly at about 3.5 pounds with about 1/8" of takeup. Included with sale: 4 colt 38 special magazines, all work and feed flawlessly. 10 boxes of factory .38 special wadcutter. Various brands, all vintage and all in great shape. Milt sparks holster not included. Will ship to your FFL, they must accept from individual. Will sell local in Montana. I will look at trades but I am selling this gun to fund the purchase of another 1911. Price is 2500 for the complete package. If you feel like the price is unwarranted, feel free to make an offer. All I can do is agree or disagree. I will not sell magazines, don't ask.