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lOOKING AT A sPRINGFIELD Mil-spec 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by pmwglock19, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. pmwglock19

    pmwglock19

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    I was looking ata Springfield 1911 mil-spec .45, with chrome barrel. Would this be a good 1st 1911 to buy? The price was $570.

    Thanks in advance for the advice.
     
  2. bac1023

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    That's a nice price on a new model.

    Was it used or new?
     

  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Wouldn't be a bad price for a new one.
     
  4. rsxr22

    rsxr22

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    Sounds like a good price.
     
  5. MD357

    MD357

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    Yes.....
     
  6. ctfireman

    ctfireman

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    Go for it, awesome gun!
     
  7. 11bdad

    11bdad 11bdad

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    Mil Spec would be a great first 1911. Very fair price also. I found one LNIB (200rds) for $525 shipped this past Dec.
     
  8. BL33D 4 M3

    BL33D 4 M3 SDMF

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    gOOD pRICE gO fOR iT. LOL.:rofl:
     
  9. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    Hard to tell what "Mil-Spec" means without a SKU model number.
     
  10. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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  11. The G.I. model does not have the stainless barrel.
    The Mil-Spec does.
    Besides that I think the G.I. would be considered a high price at $570.00?
     
  12. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

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    I sold my non-GI MilSpec for $380 with a holster in 2004...

    :crying::crying:
     
  13. pmwglock19

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    It is a new gun. For those around Northwest Ohio, it was at the Springfield Armory shop at Camp Perry in Commercial Row, where they are having the National Matches.
     
  14. LRB2GZ

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    Do it. If you can find one there with a NM serial number get it over a N serial # although it really doesn't matter.
     
  15. If I'm not mistaken even the NM serial numbered frames are made in Brazil, only they are stamped in Illinois where they are assembled.
    They are high quality forged frames either way.
     
  16. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    most of the machining (internal cuts) are done in brazil.

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_149_24/ai_65910640/

     
  17. pmwglock19

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    Thanks for all the advice everyone.
     
  18. Magus

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    You would be 100% correct on that one. The NM models use parts made by IMBEL, they're just assembled stateside and thus no "made in Brazil" stamp on the frame.

    I've owned both Mil Spec models. The NM wins on looks...better finish...possibly better fit by a hair. What I didn't like about the NM models was the fact that the ejector isn't pinned and the plunger tube isn't staked, they just use glue on both of them. Where the regular old "N" Brazilian models take the time to pin the ejector and stake the plunger tube. Go figure. :dunno:

    I traded off my NM Mil Spec earlier this year(got something really nice for it) and opted to keep the N model because I'd already sunk so much money into it for things I wanted to upgrade. Did it need the upgrades? Not really...worked great out of the box... it was personal preference in the end.

    For the regular commercial stuff Springfield makes, the Mil Spec might be the best all around model. No matter what I've tweaked, no matter what ammo I've used, no matter how hard I've tried....I just can't get it to fail. The thing just keeps running.
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2010