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Old 02-05-2008, 01:00 AM
da50pilot da50pilot is offline
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What is an F1 Brazil?




Found a Springfield 1911 at a pawn shop with F1 Brazil stamped into it and do not have a clue what it means. The serial number is N316979 and the asking price is $525. It is blue and seems to be in good shape. When was it manufactured and is that a fair price?
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:22 AM
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the FI brazil means that it is made in brazil. most springfields are made there, its not a big deal unless your one of the guys that wont buy a " non american" gun. they are still good quality pistols.

is it parked or polished blue?

i cant tell ya what model it is just from the serial #, someone else on here can im sure.

the basic GI45 models are about 499 new, but if its a milspec or loaded than thats not a bad price if its in good shape.

hopefully someone else will give you more info.

the made in brazil doesnt bother me, i love mine. like i said, springer makes some damn fine weapons.

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Old 02-05-2008, 07:33 AM
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All not most.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:55 AM
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Have no idea what the "F1" indicates, I would like to know also .
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:42 AM
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"FI" (the letter, not a number)
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:01 AM
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"FI" (the letter, not a number)
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but your explanation is incorrect.

FI actually stands for Fábrica de Armas in Itajubá, which was originally a government-owned arms factory in Brazil. IMBEL assumed control over all state-owned arms facilities in 1975.

The Itajubá factory began producing a domestic copy of the .45 cal. Colt M1911A1 pistol in 1965.

As far as the Brazil marking, that simply stands for Brazil.
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