Colt National match in .38 spl


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wile326
December 5, 2007, 01:16 AM
I have a colt national match top end in .38 spl mid range wad cutter configuration with 2 mags, all genuine colt.I even have the original ejector from the frame. I got this several years ago from a guy I worked with who used the lower end as the basis for a custom gun, why I have no idea. All the parts are in really good shape. I was going to build up a frame for it but never got around to it. It has been in my safe for years and now I am thinking of selling it. Any ideas as to its value?

thanks

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bannockburn
December 5, 2007, 07:29 AM
I can't speak to it's value, but I do know that Colt really didn't make all that many of them. I think production began in 1960 with s.n. 100NMR and went through 1966 with s.n. 5400NMR. Then from 1967 through 1969, they built some (the book I used for reference actually has "few" in the annual production slots). Then from 1970 to 1971, the s.n.'s run from 5950NMR to 7000NMR. Supposedly, overall production of the .38Special National Match was around 8,000 guns.

XavierBreath
December 5, 2007, 07:45 AM
These things don't change hands very often. Sometimes the best thing to do is place it on an auction site like Auction arms or Gun Broker and let the market decide the value.

wile326
December 5, 2007, 11:20 AM
thanks for the information guys. I appreciate it.I think I will put it up for auction.

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