Springfield .45 "Identity" (?)

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by BikeRalph, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. BikeRalph

    BikeRalph New Member

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    Got a'hold of a great Springfield Armory 1911 .45, parkerized finish. According to the date that the owners manual was published its about 4 years old. Serial number begins with NM. My optimistic brain wants to believe this indicates "National Match" but I know better than to presume after all these years. I have seen other late run SA .45s that do not have the NM prefix.
    Anybody care to advise on this?
    Glad to have found and joined today!
    Ralph
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    I've owned several of the NM serial # 1911's. It's not national match but still a good shooting pistol.
  3. BikeRalph

    BikeRalph New Member

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    Appreciate the help ! It's a SWEET shooting, quality, no-frills 1911.
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    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.
  5. southernshooter

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    Welcome Bike Ralph
    NM does not indicat National Match
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