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Many have asked this question, never found an answer. DW claims they are made in the U.S.A., not that matters to me where they are made, but the origin of their frames, slides, barrels...is unknown.

I wouldn't care if they were made in Brazil, Turkey, U.S.A. ... as long as I knew upfront! I believe all other manufactureres will tell you where their parts come from, why so much secrecy from DW? Makes me wonder!
 

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There are people who know, and these people have personally assured me that they are USA made, so I trust that. I'm not really sure why the secrecy about it though. These questions seem to come up about once a year, and then fade away again until next year. There seems to be a lot of "I'll tell you, but no one can know I told you" when it comes to stuff like this. Proprietary secrecy - fun for some, frustrating as all get out for others. :upeyes:
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There are people who know, and these people have personally assured me that they are USA made, so I trust that. I'm not really sure why the secrecy about it though. These questions seem to come up about once a year, and then fade away again until next year. There seems to be a lot of "I'll tell you, but no one can know I told you" when it comes to stuff like this. Proprietary secrecy - fun for some, frustrating as all get out for others. :upeyes:
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Sarge, I always appreciate your comments. They are always helpful AND respectful!

I will take they are made in the USA, but the proprietary secrecy smells fishy to me. How many manufactures of 1911 frames, slides, barrels are in the USA. There must be a reason they don't want to disclose that, and that reason would probably be something that would lower their value in the market, otherwise they would probably proudly speak up and market to their advantage.
 

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Dan Wesson frames and slides are made by remsport, as are fusion, nighthawk and many others. The guy at remsport has overrun frames without the msh pin drilled that were going to be wessons.

He said the forgings come from Korea and remsport machines them. He also said they supply to 85% of the builders, mostly semi custom and high end.

I have dealt with John, a pleasure to deal with. Call him and he will tell you where they come from.

Remsport Mfg
566 Holyoke Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
413 589 9976


He stated this to me on the phone also:

http://www.northeastshooters.com/vb...t-Eagle-1911?p=1571377&viewfull=1#post1571377

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=203780016
 

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Dan Wesson frames and slides are made by remsport, as are fusion, nighthawk and many others. The guy at remsport has overrun frames without the msh pin drilled that were going to be wessons.

He said the forgings come from Korea and remsport machines them. He also said they supply to 85% of the builders, mostly semi custom and high end.

I have dealt with John, a pleasure to deal with. Call him and he will tell you where they come from.

Remsport Mfg
566 Holyoke Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
413 589 9976


He stated this to me on the phone also:

http://www.northeastshooters.com/vb...t-Eagle-1911?p=1571377&viewfull=1#post1571377

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=203780016
Thanks for the info. How about the barrels?

Korea, wow!
 

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THAT I could not tell you. I do know remsport makes their own barrels and John is pushing this same combo that fusion has:

http://www.fusionfirearms.com/servlet/the-368/1911-Colt-pistol,-officers/Detail

I would guess that wesson also uses remsport barrels, but I am not certain. They appear to be machined to fit this slide and frame, not hand fitted. I bet if you ask him if the same company with the bobtails also use his barrels he would tell you. Para could use them also, I do think remsport puts put good stuff. It's probably the best kept secret out there (among end users), they sell to so many places they don't even need a website.
 

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Many have asked this question, never found an answer. DW claims they are made in the U.S.A., not that matters to me where they are made, but the origin of their frames, slides, barrels...is unknown.

I wouldn't care if they were made in Brazil, Turkey, U.S.A. ... as long as I knew upfront! I believe all other manufactureres will tell you where their parts come from, why so much secrecy from DW? Makes me wonder!
Be careful. You are going to stir up the "Cotep" guys and they will never let you in their club. No membership card, secret decoder ring, treehouse access...etc.
 

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Dan Wesson frames and slides are made by remsport, as are fusion, nighthawk and many others. The guy at remsport has overrun frames without the msh pin drilled that were going to be wessons.

He said the forgings come from Korea and remsport machines them. He also said they supply to 85% of the builders, mostly semi custom and high end.

I have dealt with John, a pleasure to deal with. Call him and he will tell you where they come from.

Remsport Mfg
566 Holyoke Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
413 589 9976


He stated this to me on the phone also:

http://www.northeastshooters.com/vb...t-Eagle-1911?p=1571377&viewfull=1#post1571377

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=203780016
Drestin Black is correct.

I will add that it is up to the individual company to spec how they want ( or to what quality standards) that the company wants there frames and slides from Remsport. I found this out when dealing with the Fusion Fiasco.

Some companies spec a much higher quality standard. Some take ..........
 
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