Serial Number: RN4336
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Singe Action Semi Automatic
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked ”Para-Ordnance”. The right side of the slide is marked “P13-45”. The right side of the frame is marked “RN4336” and “PARA-ORDNANCE INC / FT. LAUDERDALE FL” and “MADE IN / CANADA”. As viewed through slide ejection port the barrel is marked with the Para-Ordnance logo and “.45 ACP”.
Barrel Length: 4.25” not counting the compensator
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a dovetailed white dot front sight and a drift adjustable Novak’s 2 white dot fixed rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black plastic, checkered, with the Para-Ordnance logo. The grips have seen use, but are nonetheless in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is almost bright and the rifling is sharp There are machining marks in the barrel. As is typical of Para-Ordnance, the barrel is ramped. The barrel is belled has a Compensator by Lee Brown.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 70% of its metal finish. The slide is a polished blue, the frame is matte. While appearing well cared for, there are wear marks on the frame at the slide lock, ambi-safety, magazine well magazine release and trigger. The grip screw heads are mildly used and still sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The safety and instruction manual is provided. Also provided with this handgun are four used 13 round magazines, 2 new magazine bodies with bases, 6 magazine springs and nine 10 round magazines. In addition there are 2 recoil springs, 2 firing pin springs and an extractor included.
Our Assessment: This 1911 style pistol has aftermarket extended slide lock lever, ambidextrous “Swenson” style safety, real Novak’s low mount rear sight, arched mainspring housing with a partial magazine well funnel and oversize magazine release. It comes with an aftermarket long style adjustable trigger set around 4 pounds. This is a potential competitor’s handgun for somebody looking to get started in action pistol shooting, or upgrading their current equipment.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is not on the California “roster of certified for sale handguns”, and can only be transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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