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Old 05-14-2012, 09:44 PM
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Springfield NM Mil-Spec




So, I gave into a moment of weakness and bought a SA Mil-Spec today. My original plan was to cap off about 400 rounds through my Baer and Brown, but I decided to see how the Mil-Spec would perform instead.

I will say this......I'm impressed. This bad boy ate everything from 230gr Aguila, American Eagle and 185gr ASYM hollow points. Magazines used were everything from CMC, Tripp, Wilson, Brown and the mags that came with the pistol.

I did have one stovepipe towards the 400 round mark with a Wilson 47D, but I attribute that to fatigue, as I'm currently recovering from a nasty case of Torticollis in my back, neck and shoulder. The web of my shooting hand took quite a beating as well since I shoot high thumbs.

All in all, I'd recommend this pistol to anyone who is looking for a classic looking 1911 made right here in the USA. All comments are welcome!



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Old 05-15-2012, 10:53 AM
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Very Nice Pistol!!
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:04 PM
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I would be willing to bet that your Milspec w/ the nm prefix is a better speciman than many of the other milspecs out there!
Nice piece
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:04 PM
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I just picked up a Milspec today at lunch. It is a "NM" serial number and it is tight. The trigger pull is better than I was expecting for that price range. I think it has everything you "need" in a 1911 for a great value.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:15 PM
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I bought an "NM" serialized Mil Spec not long ago and find it to be a veritable steal. An ongoing review of it can be found here:

http://1911enthusiast.com/showthread...2682#post12682
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:51 PM
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"NM" serial number? What does that mean? Are there other prefixed serial numbers that have meaning with SA? What about an "N" serial number?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:37 AM
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"NM" serial number? What does that mean? Are there other prefixed serial numbers that have meaning with SA? What about an "N" serial number?
NM = finished machined and built here in the US.

N = Completely made in Brazil.

In short, "NM" guns are usually prized for their fitment to price point ratio and overall nice build quality in general.

Do a search in the S/A forum here and it will yield many results on the topic.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:14 AM
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Thanks for the explanation. Any day I learn something new is a good day.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:03 AM
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The NM designates American-assembled on Brazilian-made frames. All other SA's are built and assembled in Brazil.

IMBEL produces great frames, but they are made in Brazil rather than "right here in the USA".



Some people believe that An NM prefix means that the pistol is built on a national match frame; but Springfield says no.




Springfield uses the prefixes of "N" and "NM" to designate 1911-A1 type pistols, just as we used "AM" as the prefix for the P9 series of pistols. The only pistols which use the national match frames are the complete custom pistols built through our custom shop. These pistols have "Springfield Custom" etched on the slide, and will have the "NM" prefix to the serial number.

Deb, Custom Shop Coordinator
Springfield Custom
Springfield Inc.

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:19 PM
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Nice 1911!
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