Re: springfield armory mil-spec ??
It indicates that the gun is US made. If you strip it down, you'll find a strange number and awled on top firing pin housing you'll find the last 3 digits of S/N. The frame also has another set of numbers. I asked Springfield about, having the concern that it was a parts gun and they assured me that these # signified batched number. Perhaps the get their forgings from two different resources, or they match up separately when assembled. I love mine. I don't a fancy, expensive somewhat gaudy pistol. I want what was carried in 4 wars. I think Browning would approve of the upgrade from the original to the Mil Spec. (Browning was very Spartan with his sights)
Don't worry, you have a top notch, excellently crafted US made pistol.
If you have any more questions, or would just like to know, either call or e-mail their Customer Service. They'll tell you down to the month it was made. TJ
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have".
Last edited by Teejay9; 01-13-2011 at 10:26 PM..