1967 National Match
M1911A1

Year

Rear Sight

Front Sight

Slide Barrel Link Front Strap Trigger Hammer Sear Serial Number

1967

Elliason

1/8 .358 high

Colt NM 7791435

Colt
NM7791414

S

Milled

Aluminum

service
modified

service
modified

Barrel
/bushing


Each year since 1955, Springfield Armory had rebuilt a number of Service pistols to provide Match-grade pistols for competitors and students at the National Matches. Some National Match pistols were sold by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship after the matches. National Match pistols that were not sold would be kept in the rebuild cycle until the receivers were not serviceable and then destroyed.
 
Pictured below is a National Match pistol produced by the Rock Island Armory for use in the Camp Perry National Matches. According to Springfield Armory records only 3625 pistols were produced in 1967 and only 580 were sold to civilians through the DCM. Along with the pistol the competitor would receive three magazines that were also numbered to the pistol. When a pistol was purchased from the government the ordinance depot used a title transfer form. Click on images to see a larger version. Click here to view the distinguishing characteristics chart of 1955-1967 National Match pistols.

Right profile

Close-up of SA, NM, and RIA stamps

Serial number on barrel, bushing, and receiver.

Left profile

Springfield mark

US acceptance mark

 

NM in box with a box of
NM ammunition

Elliason adjustable sight with
US ordnance mark
From the Dave Helton Collection