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Gunzz
01-08-2011, 04:38
I saw an interesting variant of the SW1911PD in the gun shop. It is a dark finish, with AMBI safety levers, the typical 3-hole trigger, and novak-style sights.

The frame says "Houlton ME" on the side. Both of my regular stainless SW1911 and the Gunsite 1911PD were Springfield MA guns.

Their catalogue only shows a Rail version. This one does NOT have a rail (which I like).

I thought it was a blued gun, but the catalogue says it is a stainless slide.

Has anyone ever seen a 1911PD with 5 inch barrel/slide with no rail? I was thinking of picking this one up for $650.

When did the 1911 guns move to production in the Maine facility?

Thanks for any feedback and suggestions.

TSAX
01-08-2011, 05:58
This is odd. I love the S&W 1911 PD 5 inch rail or no rail but the one that has no rail comes with the CTC from the factory usually. Could it be the TFP version in link 3 below.

S&W 1911 PD 5 inch CTC no rail
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_764914_-1_757754_757752_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

S&W 1911 PD with rail
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_765639_-1_757754_757752_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

S&W 1911 TFP
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_764501_-1_757754_757752_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

1911gunner
01-08-2011, 10:25
Posting from a little north of their Houlton facility...

all of their 1911s are made in Houlton. I believe the Walthers and the SW99s are too.