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Gents - I'm a bit out of my comfort zone on this. A friend has a USGI National Match 1911A1 for sale and I'm not sure what to offer for it. The frame is a 1945 Ithaca with the correct marks and checkering on the front strap and the slide is a NM Colt. I don't think the barrel and bushing match the frame though (the guy is checking it tonight - they are supposed to be electro-pencilled the last 4 of the serial # on some of the parts) although they are National Match marked. If it's not all correct what would it be worth? I'm thinking not much than a standard 1911A1. Thoughts?
 

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It is the hand fitting of the parts that make a NM a NM . If it's a thrown together mismatch it is no longer a NM .I think it would be worth far less than a matching GI in equal condition .
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The 1911A1 NM can bring a significant premium. They also can be difficult to validate from what I’ve seen. Certainly a niche in the USGI 1911 world. I’d take the time to post a thread on the 1911 Forum about. The guys there are awesome and would answer your questions quickly. I’m sure they will ask you for pictures
 
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