1962 National Match
M1911A1

Year Rear Sight

Front Sight

Slide

Barrel Link Front Strap Trigger Hammer Sear

Serial Number

1962

Micro

1/8 .358 high service

NM7790313

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 Springfield Armory for use in the Camp Perry National Matches. This 1962 National Match pistol is unique as it has a US&S slide.  According to Springfield Armory records only 3025 pistols were produced in 1962 and only 172 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.

Front strap is milled with a checkered pattern.

Micro adjustable sight with
US ordnance mark
From the B. Reyes Collection