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Old 05-01-2012, 11:32 AM
R DiFlorio R DiFlorio is offline
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1936 Colt National Match U.S. Army




Colt Prewar National Match Boxed 1 gun shippment 3-9-36 to U.S Army Fort Jay NY, which is known as Governors Island in Original Factory condition
This pistol in my opinon was likely ordered directly from colt by an officer in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Jay shipped to the post exchange as per colt factory letter









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Old 05-01-2012, 11:46 AM
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that is one pretty pistol you have there. Awesome. Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:54 AM
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Thank You
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:19 PM
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Okay, now you are just bragging!

Kidding of course.

Do you fire them on occasion, or is that sacrilege? Not sure I could resist the temptation.

Another stunner and thanks for posting.


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Old 05-01-2012, 12:23 PM
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That is the type of Colt's I like to see. Excellent speciman. You are a lucky man. Plus one on the two tone. Those help and are sometimes not included. Too bad it did not come with the orignal price tag or a hang tag, or did you not picture it? Was it about 50.00 back then?

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:38 PM
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The Price January 1 1936 was
$40.75 fixed sight
$44.25 stevens adjustable
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:53 PM
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A 37" then a 36" WOW!!!! Very nice!!!! But i am thinking to myself what is this guy going to show next now?
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:07 PM
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This NM has been in my collection from the early 1990's I just want collectors to see different variations of prewar O frame autos they are out there you always have to be on the hunt and in this day & age with a pocket full of $$$$

Okay, now you are just bragging!

Kidding of course.

Do you fire them on occasion, or is that sacrilege? Not sure I could resist the temptation.

Another stunner and thanks for posting.


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Old 05-01-2012, 01:26 PM
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I'm still hoping I run into one of these at a yard sale. Glad to see there are still some out there.
Thank you for posting, and taking care of these guns for posterity.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:49 PM
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Yet another stunner. And yet again there is that "G" marking on the frame of a commercial production pistol.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:15 PM
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Fantastic pistol, thanks very much.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:31 PM
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when I think of a match pistol I think of a pistol with adjustable rear sights. is there a reason that it doesn't have the adjustable sights or were they not an option? just curious
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:38 PM
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Yet another stunner. And yet again there is that "G" marking on the frame of a commercial production pistol.[/QUOTE]

Yes dsk the G mark you picked my brain this is what I found
there was a pending order 4-10-36 for springfield armory to
order 1,580 pistols that had to be placed with colt before
July 1 1936 which was placed in May that was the 1937 military
contract order that would explain the G marked commercial receivers
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:00 PM
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when I think of a match pistol I think of a pistol with adjustable rear sights. is there a reason that it doesn't have the adjustable sights or were they not an option? just curious

The colt NM in 1937 came with stevens adjustable sight fixed
sight was an option at $3.50 less soilders of that day were
trained with fixed sight 45's
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:56 PM
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Incredible Colt! I always thought the adjustable sight guns appealed to the target and bullseye shooters of that day more and the fixed sight guns went more to the Law Enforcement and Military people who might possibly use it for defense. The Stevens sight seemed pretty secure to me, (when I owned and shot one), but the fixed sight is for sure!

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Old 05-01-2012, 09:02 PM
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[QUOTE=supervel;3847411]That is the type of Colt's I like to see. Excellent speciman. You are a lucky man. Plus one on the two tone. Those help and are sometimes not included. Too bad it did not come with the orignal price tag or a hang tag, or did you not picture it? Was it about 50.00 back then

Hang tags are rare to find I have a 1927 GM in the box with its 45 hang tag
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:27 PM
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Okay, are you going to show us that one next?
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:16 PM
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Impressive group of pistols, R DiFlorio!
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:43 AM
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Glad he found this site to share.
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