Technical specifications of the Colt PGC National Match:
- Cartridge: .45 ACP
- Barrel: 5 in.
- Rate of twist: 1:16.
- Operation: Recoil-operated, closed breech, single action, semi-automatic
- Weight (unloaded): 2 lb 7 oz.
- Height: 5.25 in.
- Length: 8.25 in.
- Capacity: 8+1 rounds
Excerpt from the Colt Archive Letter:
This gun has a jeweled spur hammer, jeweled wide target trigger and jeweled barrel hood. In years past, I would see a gun with engine-turned or jeweled parts and be turned off by it. Then suddenly in 2019, I see this gun and I fell in love with it! So opinions and tastes can change, even your own.
When I saw this gun come up for auction in 2019 I immediately submitted a bid. And I couldn't believe my luck when I won with a bid of $1,600. Sometimes you get lucky. As you can see in the Colt Archive Letter, the gun shipped with a presentation case which at some point became separated from the gun.
To me, the missing presentation case was not a big deal, but to many collectors it would be. In fact if the gun had came to me with the presentation case, it would have put a damper on my carrying it to the range and firing it.