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Old 08-18-2011, 05:39 PM
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Springfield Long Slide Questions




I have an opportunity to buy a new Springifeld 1911 Long Slide Stainless with adj. sights for about $950. I have never seen one of these in a gunshop. Is this a good price for this gun and how hard are they to find. Thanks in advance for the input!
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:49 PM
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I have an opportunity to buy a new Springifeld 1911 Long Slide Stainless with adj. sights for about $950. I have never seen one of these in a gunshop. Is this a good price for this gun and how hard are they to find. Thanks in advance for the input!
I would say $900-$950 for one in like new condition in the box is a fair price. They are hard to find, but not impossible. Recently, there has only been one or two on gunbroker at any one time.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:53 PM
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That's a decent price. here's what they look like.. Cheers.. Ron

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Old 08-18-2011, 08:35 PM
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Long slide

I recently purchsed a long slide. Unfortunately, I did not check trigger pull and barrel fit before comming home. At the first range trip the gun pattered about 12 inches at 15 yards. I could not tell if if it was the trigger or the barrel that was at fault. The trigger was north of 12 lbs and the muzzle has noticable play at lock up.. To make a short story I sent it back to springfield for repair.
So if you are looking for one do what anyone should do before purchasing. Check the fitting and the functioning. Normally a heavy trigger does not deter me. I usually change out the the sear, hammer, and mainspring. The barrel is an altogether different proposition. Having a gunsmith replace and fit a new barrel is a $400 proposition.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:11 PM
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Springfield will take care of gross issues without much ado.. Ron
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:33 PM
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Longslide is a great choice in 1911 pistol shooting FUN GUN!!!

I have a few of them and love all of them - the SA longslide at $950 is a very very very fair price. One of the few in the SA lineup that has stayed price stablized. I have seen them as high as $1150 NIB so jump on it.

As stated the trigger will be heavy - probably 6+ #s - all my SA loaded longslide came heavy on the trigger. Seems the last batch has some issues with getting the reverse plung out - had to send my newest one back for service and had them take care of that issue. All cost including shipping on SA so not to worry about any function or reliabilty issues.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:18 AM
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Arent there two different models of Longslides, the Trophy Match with checkerred front strap and the Loaded version without the checkerring?
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:23 AM
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Arent there two different models of Longslides, the Trophy Match with checkerred front strap and the Loaded version without the checkerring?
Yes - your are correct

the TM - (post 2004) have checkered front strap and serrated slide top - and are "tuned" if I can use that word by the custom shop - more attention to fit and finish

The longslide loaded is a production pistol - as is the TM but ummm lets call the TM a production pistol with a capital "P" in production.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:12 AM
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I recently handled a loaded in my local shop and there is definitely a difference between them.If you want a TM you will have to find someone willing to part with one as they are out of production.That's how my addiction to 1911's started.A friend sold me his TM in a time of need.I really didn't want it but wanted to help him out.Talk about Eve giving Adam a poision apple!
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:23 PM
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SA Trophy Match Longslide the Ultimate Tack Driver

I've had a Trophy Match Longslide forever and I swear after all the guns I have bought and there have been many, (all less than 6") including Ed Brown Custom Classic and Les Baer BOSS, the SA Trophy Match may still be probably the most accurate semi auto pistol! A true tack driver, it almost feels like your cheating! If you can get a real TM Longslide (not the regular longslide), do it! BTW, I can barely recall but I paid around $1200 brand new over 10 years ago.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:51 PM
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I would have to agree with you - I have a couple of them and I hope to NEVER have to sell them.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:57 PM
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What's the difference between a Trophy and the base model?

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Old 06-25-2012, 03:24 PM
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TM = serrate slide top - checkered front strap - MSH/magwell - match barrel - fit and finish.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:12 AM
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Picked up a new PX9628LP today at LGS for 975.00, wanted one for years, hope to make it to the range this weekend.

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Old 06-28-2012, 07:13 AM
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:27 AM
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Hello,

I would say that is a fair-maybe even a good price. They are uncommon and prices continue to creep upwards. I recently paid $950 for this V16 45 Super in mint condition with box, tools and all original paperwork. The fit and finish of mine is superb and interestingly, mine has an "NM" prefix and came from the factory with front strap checkering.

It's the most accurate and softest shooting 1911 I've ever owned. Takedown is a bit of a pain vs. A standard 1911, but becomes much easier if you take it apart in a manner similar to field stripping a S&W auto.



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Old 06-28-2012, 11:19 AM
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Honest question here, but can you just make your own from a 5" gov't model by ordering a long slide, barrel, and recoil spring. I have thought of doing this many times but just not sure enough that it would work to risk the $ ya know.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:01 PM
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My new long slide has to go in for service. I tried to cycle a round and the slide would not close completely, the extractor would not clip on to the base of the shell casing. The extractor was free but only functioned correctly about 20% of the time.

The boys in Brazil had also failed to clean the lapping compound from the slide, frame, barrel and rod assembly, it took almost 2 hours to get it clean.

I guess it will be awhile before I take it to the range.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:20 PM
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Honest question here, but can you just make your own from a 5" gov't model by ordering a long slide, barrel, and recoil spring. I have thought of doing this many times but just not sure enough that it would work to risk the $ ya know.
You could get a 6 inch barrel - from Fusion for example - (bushing barrel) and fit it to the current 5in slide. I have seen pictures of such. A treaded barrel is pretty much the same thing. About an inch or so beyound the muzzle end of the 5inch slide.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:46 PM
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You could get a 6 inch barrel - from Fusion for example - (bushing barrel) and fit it to the current 5in slide. I have seen pictures of such. A treaded barrel is pretty much the same thing. About an inch or so beyound the muzzle end of the 5inch slide.
Ya I've seen those (kinda cool, but odd lol) but would a six inch slide fit? The frame of the long slides looks the same as a full size.
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Old 06-28-2012, 03:58 PM
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yes a 6inch slide - barrel would fit a 5inch frame with proper fitting.

by the time you do that you will only be a few Benjermins from the cost of a Longslide - look at the RIA longslides - you will be very please with how they perform - and a better price point.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:11 PM
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yes a 6inch slide - barrel would fit a 5inch frame with proper fitting.

by the time you do that you will only be a few Benjermins from the cost of a Longslide - look at the RIA longslides - you will be very please with how they perform - and a better price point.
Ya I was just noticing that looking around lol thank you lefty.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:16 PM
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OK guys... is there a trick to dissasembling the bushinless 1911. I have a V-16 LS with no bushing and two piece GR. I can get it back together with allot of cussing. I keep the heavier Recoild spring that way I can shoot super and standard 45

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Old 07-13-2012, 07:59 PM
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WELCOME to the forum.

have to laugh - been there and have that sweat shirt!!!!!

let see if this helps.

after disassembly

barrel in the slide
spring on the back half of the guide rod
replace the reverse plug
with lug up on barrel replace the spring into the plug and compress using two hands
capture the slide -barrel -compressed spring and guide rod in on hand wraped around the whole assembly with palm over the spring.

use other hand to insert the front part of the the guide rod to engage the treads
hand tighten
put the slide on the frame
insert the slide stop
tighten the guide rod the rest of the way until tight.

that is how I do it
takes practice.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:32 PM
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That's a decent price. here's what they look like.. Cheers.. Ron

your longslide is one SWEET pistol!!!!!
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