Every year since 1955, Springfield Armory had rebuilt a number of pistols to provide Match-Grade pistols for competitors and students at the National Matches. Some of these pistols were cold by the Director of Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) after the matches had completed. Unsold pistols would be kept in the rebuild cycle until the receivers were no longer serviceable than were destroyed.
These pistols were assembled utilizing military receivers, and upgraded precision components. Sights, Slides, Barrels, Barrel Link, Trigger, Hammer, Sear were all components that would be upgraded or modified on these pistols.