That Gunbroker site its really good, I can do some research about the price range vs. condition, but its between 1k -2k more less. Well if theres anything else I need to know more about this colt, please let me know. I might buy it lol .
Thanks for the tip, I honestly didnt knew that. I should have that in mind now, because my intention is to shoot that pistol with regular .45 cal.I believe at least some, and maybe all, National Match 1911s were equipped with slides that had metal removed from the slide to reduce weight. It was assumed that these "lightened" pistols would be used with reduced load ammo. Use of full factory load ammo, could result in the cracking of the slide.
If your intent is to shoot the pistol, I suggest you become familiar with any limitations it might have from this factory mod, if in fact, it has been so-modified.
Thanks for the tip, I honestly didnt knew that. I should have that in mind now, because my intention is to shoot that pistol with regular .45 cal.
Read through this thread on the subject--I think it provides some insight to the extent of the issue. I didn't study the details, but it may be possible to avoid cracking problems (of the slide, if its been lightened) simply by using
the correct recoil spring for the ammunition used. I'm sure there's enough
information that's relatively easy to find to avoid making a mistake with a beautiful pistol like a pristine NM.
Thanks for the advice, I've read the hole thread and of what I've understand, please correct me, if im wrong, that I only need to change the Recoil Spring of 12lb for a 16lb or a 18lb Spring so with that new spring I can use the factory load 45 ammo (230-240 gr).
This Colt National Match that Im planning on buying has only like 100 shots in it, so its like new. All the internals are fine, Ive just checked. So in a way of concluding this, I change to a 16 - 18 lb recoil spring and now I can be sure that my slide wont crack at all ?.
You are totaly right, but I might take my chances on putting the 16lb recoil spring and the buffer.The only way to ensure you won't crack it is to not shoot it! The lightened slide is intended for light loads, so if you shoot it with full-power ammo, you risk cracking the slide. The gun was designed for something else.
You are totaly right, but I might take my chances on putting the 16lb recoil spring and the buffer.
Well the factory .45 auto ammo has 230-240 gr, the light ammo on .45 auto how many grains does it have? 200 ? less ?
Because in my country we only have regular factory .45 auto ammo. But its possible to use reloaded target rounds, with reduce grains.
Hi Skipsan, thank you once more for your time and information.Everyone has their favorite target loads for the .45acp. Most of them use a 185 gr or 200 gr lswc (lead semi-wad cutter) bullet with various powder charges. My personal utility light load is 200 gr lswc with 5.3 gr of W231 powder. I think this would be considered a moderate load, but its noticably less robust than a full factory load. I have 16 and 18 lb springs in my 1911s.
I have a couple of Gold Cups, but they don't have the lightened slides that the earlier National Match pistols had.