glad I stumbled onto this string - I have had a couple of these pistols - currently have 4215-MR. Lot of good info in your article , so thanks very much. Personally I find the Smith model 52 series to be more accurate- but to me it is a matter of trigger which seems to be better in the Smiths than the colts. I just like the 1911s. Is there a "part 2 " to your article yet ? I have a Dillon SDB set up to make the wadcutter ammo, and Berrys made a plated 148 gr DEWC which I bought bunch of. I am recoil sensitive now due to arthritis, so these are a real hoot to shoot as I enjoy truly accurate pistols.Here is a long thread with the evolution of the .38. Note that he says they were not shipped in serial number order and features may differ from gun to gun of the same number range.
Colt’s Gold Cup National Match .38 Special Mid Range semi-automatic pistol I really wanted to title this look back at the history of the Colt Gold Cup National Match .38 Special Mid Range semi-automatic pistols as “Colt’s Mysterious Mid Range”...www.coltforum.com