springfield armory mil-spec ??

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by oldgunfan, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. oldgunfan

    oldgunfan New Member

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    I was reading shooter45's post on national match 45's and I remembered that I have a springfield mil-spec that maybe someone can shed some light on. I got it about 5yrs ago it's 2 tone parkerized darker on the slide than on the frame, the frame has more of a gray to it and the ser# prefix is MN. does that mean anything? It does shoot really good.
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  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Just part of the serial #
  3. oldgunfan

    oldgunfan New Member

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    I would have to pull it apart but even the dealer I purchased it from noticed that the frame has ser# prefix NM than the number but the other parts don't have the NM prefix. could this be a parts gun?
  4. Shooter45

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    No. Actually that prefix is common on the MilSpec. The MilSpec is an excellent base for a custom pistol.
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    Ok I didn't think it meant anything, thanks shooter45 for reply. It is customized alot of wilson parts, one ragged hole shooter.
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    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
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