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Springfield Mil Spec

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by carguy2244, May 25, 2011.


  1. carguy2244

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    Today I saw a SA Mil Spec at Vance's for 649. A little higher than online, but I prefer to buy locally.
    Gun was NM frame and tight as a drum.
    I have no use for it but I really liked it.
    So, opinions on this weapon?
    Thanks - and yes - I know doesn't come packaged in tupperware.
     

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  2. Quack

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    Get it, or drive up to Fin Feather and fur. I think they have them for $589 for the Parkerized model. Vance's will also price match.
     

  3. Quack

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  4. carguy2244

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    Thanks for the deal information. So you like the weapon?
     
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    i recently bought a nib NM parked mil-spec, and it is SUPER tight, no movement between frame and slide whatsoever! also, no nasty rear frame/slide overhang/underhang mess that sometimes is found on some 1911s, the frame and slide mesh perfectly. barrel locks up like a bank vault, and the triger breaks at about 4 1/2 punds! i paid a bit to much, but i couldn't let a gun like this slip away(had that happen recently and wasn't gonna let it happen again!). its gonna be my base for a meu-soc'ish type build. i love it!
     
  6. HotRoderX

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    I pick it up them things are hard to find around here and I love a Spring Field GI
     
  7. fistpoint

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    #7 fistpoint, May 26, 2011
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    Is it made in Brazil ?
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

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    All Springfileld mil-specs are made in Brazil. I've handled NM prefix models
    that were not fitted as well the Brazilian fitted models.
     
  10. carguy2244

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    This Mil Spec has the NM serial number and "Made in Genesco" on the frame. I thought that the weapons made in Brazil were stamped "Imbel", at least the ones I've seen.
     
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    All frame and slides are made in Brazil.

    The finishing machining for NM pistols are done in The States, thus they are Made in the US. The ones marked N were finished machined in Brazil.

    Once the frame rails AND sear pin holes are drilled, they must be stamped with a serial number, thus the respective marking of where it's made.
     
  12. faawrenchbndr

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    Yep,....that's what I said.





    Without the middle details, thanks for filling in the gaps Knedrgr. :supergrin:
     
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    :supergrin:


    Had to clear it up so the noobies don't go :dunno:
     
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    Yep,........thanks for the assist. :wavey:
     
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    I remember the day I bought my first handgun(P226) I had looked over a SS Mil-Spec the shop had sitting on the counter. Asking price at the time was $575, and I regret not buying it. Go figure that 5 years later I've sold the P226, and now hooked with 1911 syndrome. I called the same shop before pcking up my Rock Island(first 1911) in January and they wanted $675 for a SS Mil Spec.
    -Joel
     
  16. lawdog734

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    I hope when fff open up here they have one of those. I'ld pick one up.
     
  17. Z71

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    I own an older Milspec..bought new in the 1990's. Had some premature slide-lock issues because the slidestop stuck into the magwell too far when it was new. Has a two piece barrel(not sure if they still use this or not). Very good pistol otherwise..accurate and reliable.

    I believe it cost just over $400 new in the mid 1990's
     
  18. Quigley

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    I bought my mil spec last weekend for 530 OTD. It is a very nice 1911 for the price. Also, it made in the USA. The GI's are made in Brazil.
     
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    I like my Milspec. Its been reliable and trouble free for me!
     
  20. La26

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    I'm kinda new to 1911's. Could you elaborate on what a two piece barrel is? Did you mean two piece guide rod?