Re: Springfield .45 "Identity" (?)
It is my understanding that serial numbers starting with "NM" indicates the pistols country of origin being the U.S.A.
Those with an "N" indicate Brazil....
I could be wrong about this, I'm only relaying what I was told by others....
I believe Springfield Armory has in recent years, started to farm out production of their lower end 1911's to Brazil, but their higher end pistols are still made here in the states.
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