Up for sale here is what appears to be rarer than a hen's tooth, (I would call it a chicken lip!) We have a 1931 Colt 1911a1, blue, in 45acp. This gun rates about 90% original unaltered condition (and we grade tough!). The gun has an extra wide front sight, and "u" notched, fixed-rear sight.
Please read the Colt Factory letter! The letter says it all, this was shipped to Camp Perry OH in 1931. That's where the actual National Matches competitions were held!!!!!
So this gun was ordered by Camp Perry (the national matches) just one year before Colt introduced the "National Match" model in 1932. The features are the same as the prewar NM. The wide front sight is totally consistent with the National Matches of the same vintage (we have a few to compare- they are the same). So this is basically a Pre-"National Match" National Match auto!
In a way, I consider this more authentic/better than a regular prewar Nat'l Match, as it was actually used for training (or even at) the National Matches!!!
We will ship to a valid FFL only.
Please include your phone number in your message / offer to buy. Our status does not allow us to post our phone number on our ads. We prefer to talk to you anyway, as we do not have time to perpetually sit at the computer.
If you are going to message through GA, please send your email address and your phone as our spam blockers block message notifications. We never know if you get our messages. Thanks for looking, hope to hear from you! Please call for any pics you need.
Please Google "Bradley Batka Gunsmithing" for our phone info.
We will only send additional pics with an offer to buy (and we talk)!!!! thanx brad sr.
we will ship USPS registered & insured mail, or overnight UPS to valid FFL.
3 day non-firing, and no dis-assembly!!!!!NO EXCEPTIONS
Hours are 9 am. to 5 pm. monday through friday. I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Calls get forwarded to the house after hrs, so please don\'t call later than 9 pm. Saturday ok for phone calls. Been in bus, since 1980. I am just learning the computer so please be patient, I grade guns for what they are, no more, no less. I collect \'em so I am very tough on grading. Factory trained S&W and COLT repair.
I will e-mail pics after our phone conversation. If you do not call me, (you are not interested in buying)- do not expect pics.WE DO BUSINESS THE OLD WAY< PERSON TO PERSON!