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Old 04-22-2012, 08:48 PM
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Have added another SA National Match to my collection. Some of you may recognize from being sold on Auction Arms a little more than a week ago, yep, I'm the one that hit the buy it now button. It may have been top dollar or more but not only did the pistol look to be in fine condition, it had all of that paper work included plus the shipping box and little sack for the pistol itself. I'm posting some pictures of it and just some of most relevant documents that it came with. Like I said, I'm not sure that it was worth the price but it fits in with my collection and dag nab it, I just wanted it. By the way, the pictures did not lie.

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Old 04-22-2012, 08:50 PM
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:50 PM
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Very nice!
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:52 PM
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:36 PM
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That is sweet! Nice score!
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:38 AM
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Very Nice!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:43 AM
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I like it, good addition.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:59 AM
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I think for $87.55 you did alright. Seriously that is a very nice pistol.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:44 AM
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Wow, what a nice outfit. I would have to try it out!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:46 AM
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I wouldnt be too concerned about overpaying for a nice piece like that. You cant go wrong with high condition, well documented guns like that NM. Nice work!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:34 PM
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guess I should have told a little more about the pistol. It was made in 1962 and everthing is correct on it from rear sight to all of the special NM stampings. They were all test fired prior to shipping and this one shows the signs of it. However, if it was fired at all after being purchased is up for debate, but to me it sure doesn't look it. One thing that I not sure about is the mag that came inserted in the pistol. It isn't marked with the serial number. I can't speak for the 2 in the wrapping as I've not opened them and will not be doing so but I have a feeling the way the gentleman saved everything that the are what it came with. The story I got from the seller was that after the original buyer recieved it in 1964, he opened it and checked out and then put in his safe where it remained until his passing. After his death it was passed to his son who also just stuck it in the safe where it remained until now. So I guess its been a safe queen for the last 48 years. Its a great piece and will be enjoyed by me and then passed to one of my sons.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:41 PM
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"Those were the days." I sure wish they would come back.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:24 PM
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I find it interesting that this pistol cost almost exactly the same as a brand-new commercial Government Model did during that time period. My dad paid $87 for a blued Colt GM .45 in 1966. Of course, by this point in time yours is a lot more expensive, but cooler.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:53 AM
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Wow, what a nice outfit. I would have to try it out!
Snapped the trigger and that's as close to being shot as it will get but I sure do wonder how well it would shoot.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:13 PM
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Just a question. Rock Island Arsenal did the NM work,but was it reworked before 60's at Springfield as per the SA stamping? And what is the purpose of what looks like a darker (almost black) front inch or two? Thanks.
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The darkened front end is the result of heat treating that part of the slide, which Colt started doing in 1925. It shows up much more prominently on slides that have been re-Parkerized.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:15 PM
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Just a question. Rock Island Arsenal did the NM work,but was it reworked before 60's at Springfield as per the SA stamping? And what is the purpose of what looks like a darker (almost black) front inch or two? Thanks.
It was made by Springfield, from the paper work it apprears that Rock Island wrote the order to Erie Army Depot in Port Clinton Ohio telling them to ship the NM to buyer. If you read sheet with the heading of
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You will see how it worked. NM were only made at Rock Island in 1968. All others were made at Springfield. Photo is of a 1968 NM. Note the RIA marking.

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