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Colt Government Model National Match .45 ACP - Production Information

COLT NATIONAL MATCH .45 ACP PRODUCTION INFORMATION

The commercial National Match pistols were Colt Government Models and were produced in the Government Model serial number range between  C162000 and C215083.  The earliest examples noted are serial numbers C162997 and C163003 shipped to the U.S. Coast Guard at Curtis Bay, Maryland, on January 27, 1932.

The serial numbers and quantities listed below are for standard Colt Government Models.  Government Model National Match pistols with "C" prefix serial numbers will fall within these ranges.

Year

SN Range

Quantity

1932 C161000-C164800 3800
1933 C164800-C174600 9800
1934 C174600-C178000 3400
1935 C178000-C179800 1800
1936 C179800-C183200 3400
1937 C183200-C188700 5500
1938 C188700-C189600 900
1939 C189600-C198900 9300
1940 C198900-C199300 400
1941 C199300-C208800 9500
1942 C208800-C215018 6218
Suspended for Wartime Production of Military Pistols
1957 10-NM - 1849-NM 1839
1958 1850-NM - 3599-NM 1749
1959 3600-NM - 5549-NM 1949
1960 5550-NM - 7449-NM 1899
1961 7450-NM - 8849-NM 1399
1962 8850-NM - 10899-NM 2049
1963 10900-NM - 12499-NM 1599
1964 12500-NM - 14699-NM 2199
1965 14700-NM - 16599-NM 1899
1966 16600-NM - 19499-NM 2899
1967 19500-NM - 25449-NM 5949
1968 25450-NM - 32249-NM 6799
1969 32250-NM - 35799-NM 3549
1970 35800-NM - 37025-NM
70N01001 - 70N02000
1225
999
1971 70N02001 - 70N06200 4199
1972 70N06201 - 70N08900 2699
1973 70N08901 - 70N11300 2399
1974 70N11301 - 70N22300 10999
1975 70N22301 - 70N31599 9298
1976 70N31600 - 70N40400 8800
1977 70N40401  

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