1963 SA National Match
M1911A1 Service Model

Year Rear Sight

Front Sight

Slide

Barrel Link Front Strap Trigger Hammer Sear

Serial Number

1963

Triangle

1/8 .358 high Colt NM 7791435

Colt
NM7791414

S

Milled

Aluminum

Service
 modified

Service
modified

Barrel
/bushing

The match pistol program was launched in 1954, the first year of competition the pistol issue for competitors was standard military M1911A1 pistols. The second year (1955) Springfield Armory introduced a match-grade pistol for competitors to use. Below ia a  example of the 1963 national match grade pistol. Click on images to see a larger version.

Note: All Springfield Armory national match pistols are stamped with both a "SA" and a "NM". Visit the 1964 NM page for more historical information on the NM program and accessories

    
Click here to view the distinguishing characteristics chart of 1955-1967 National Match pistols.

Click Here to view a disassembled.45 National Match configured Remington Rand
    

Images courtesy the Karl Karash collection

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