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pmwglock19
08-03-2010, 19:10
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.

bac1023
08-03-2010, 20:01
That's a nice price on a new model.

Was it used or new?

glock2740
08-03-2010, 20:59
Wouldn't be a bad price for a new one.

rsxr22
08-03-2010, 21:44
Sounds like a good price.

MD357
08-03-2010, 21:49
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.

Yes.....

ctfireman
08-04-2010, 04:55
Go for it, awesome gun!

11bdad
08-04-2010, 05:14
Mil Spec would be a great first 1911. Very fair price also. I found one LNIB (200rds) for $525 shipped this past Dec.

BL33D 4 M3
08-04-2010, 05:29
gOOD pRICE gO fOR iT. LOL.:rofl:

El_Ron1
08-04-2010, 08:02
Hard to tell what "Mil-Spec" means without a SKU model number.

Quack
08-04-2010, 08:19
Remington R1

Jim S.
08-04-2010, 08:35
Hard to tell what "Mil-Spec" means without a SKU model number.

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?

KalashniKEV
08-04-2010, 12:49
I sold my non-GI MilSpec for $380 with a holster in 2004...

:crying::crying:

pmwglock19
08-04-2010, 16:00
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.

LRB2GZ
08-04-2010, 18:52
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.

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.

Jim S.
08-04-2010, 20:47
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.

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.

Quack
08-04-2010, 20:52
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.

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

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

It's no secret that Springfield's pistols are made in Brazil and the Milspec gun comes into this country complete and ready to go. Guns destined to become Loaded pistols come in without a grip safety or sights. Those are installed in Springfield's Illinois factory.

Springfield has set up a CNC machine to do the frame modifications needed for the beavertail. Both models are marked "FI (made in) Brazil."

When we step up to the Trophy Match (and NM marked guns) it is a very different gun, although the appearance is very much like the Loaded pistols. For the Trophy Match, only a partially machined frame is imported. The magazine well and most of the internal cuts are done, but there are no rail cuts at all. Springfield machines these on their CNC equipment.

pmwglock19
08-05-2010, 16:20
Thanks for all the advice everyone.

Magus
08-05-2010, 16:47
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.

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.