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Old 06-27-2020, 05:35 PM
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1911 a1 #nm 3360

I have a Springfield Armory 1911 A1 that I am trying to get some information on. I think it is a low serial # gun. On the gun is NM 3360. Does anyone know when this was made? Anywhere I can find more information on this 1911? Thanks for your help!
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:27 PM
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If you called SA and talked to a human, you might learn something.
I do not know of a free internet source of Springfield manufacturing records.
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Old 06-27-2020, 06:47 PM
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I agree with Watson, call SA and find out for sure. I can see the 3360 but not the NM prefix, to me it looks like a modified standard model. Just an afterthought, it may have started out as a builder kit that SA marketed at one point.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:28 PM
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I agree with Watson, call SA and find out for sure. I can see the 3360 but not the NM prefix, to me it looks like a modified standard model. Just an afterthought, it may have started out as a builder kit that SA marketed at one point.
Here is a better picture of the imprint on the gun. Definitely made in the U.S. with the NM prefix.
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Old 06-27-2020, 08:33 PM
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Look under the right side grip. My 2001 is stamped 2001 on the grip frame. SA did confirm that it’s a 2001.
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Old 06-27-2020, 09:59 PM
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trigger shoe.... if for defense.... you might want to take that off. they were prone to move and cause issues.

The sights appear to be old skool Millett and I believe the front might be a stake on front sight maybe even a dual stake. those were the SHIOT in the 80s and 90s.
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:19 PM
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Most definitely get rid of the trigger shoe. Numbah 10........
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Old 06-27-2020, 10:25 PM
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Look under the right side grip. My 2001 is stamped 2001 on the grip frame. SA did confirm that itís a 2001.
So is my 2010 stainless GI. The problem is that his gun is old. Like first or second year production old. SA will date it for him, but I bet it's 86 so.
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Old 06-28-2020, 06:21 AM
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trigger shoe.... if for defense.... you might want to take that off. they were prone to move and cause issues.

The sights appear to be old skool Millett and I believe the front might be a stake on front sight maybe even a dual stake. those were the SHIOT in the 80s and 90s.
Thanks for the input. The gun came from a collection from someone older. It had a couple of Millett sights included. It has a dual stake front sight. The beavertail is not original. I'm having to fit a new barrel bushing on the gun as it does not fit the barrel well.
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Old 06-28-2020, 02:14 PM
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Here are two from my collection. The date on the box is the date the box was printed but in my experience it is almost always within a month or two either way of actual month of guns manufactured date.
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:51 PM
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So is my 2010 stainless GI. The problem is that his gun is old. Like first or second year production old. SA will date it for him, but I bet it's 86 so.
I just spoke with Springfield Armory. It was made in December 1985. And, that was really all that they could tell me. Very little information available.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:16 PM
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If the Millet's were installed correctly they were really nice. My early production slide was milled and the sights were blended into the frame by Millet and sit pretty low when they were in CA! My first gamer gun, thousands of rounds with out issues!

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Old 06-29-2020, 09:54 PM
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Pic's on request!

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Old 06-30-2020, 11:08 AM
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I was going to say "85-'86. Looks like I was darned close.

The one that says "Mark" on it could have been set aside for Mark Larson. Mark and Chuck both ended up starting Rock River Arms. Mark hired me to work for him at Springfield in 1989. Sadly, Mark passed away several years ago.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:54 PM
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I actually saw that pistol for sale on GB and bought it. My name is Mark, so that made it even more attractive to me.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:29 PM
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Photo tomorrow!

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well, let’s see it!

Millet's installed at their shop in CA! Nicely blended into slide!

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Old 07-01-2020, 10:59 PM
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Nice piece! Never seen the top of a slide with grooves like that!
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:20 PM
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they buried that Millett rear. Very nice job.

I bet its a shooter!!!!!
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Old 07-01-2020, 11:36 PM
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First "gamer" gun!

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they buried that Millett rear. Very nice job.

I bet its a shooter!!!!!
This was my first gamer gun. It also served as a base for learning "trigger jobs", fitting parts, MSH- mag well, Grip safety, barrel bushing, thumb safety and so on. I thought about replacing the two piece barrel but couldn't find a reason too!

It is a "great shooter" and 100% reliable shooting 200 grain LSWC Major P/F! I spent most of my "gamer time shooting "Single Stack"! The slide had quite a bit of finish wear especially along the left side from my off hand thumb. I had the slide refinished, big mistake all that honest wear from shooting matches for several years vanished. It has been semi-retired for 20 years since moving on to other competitions and types of firearms. (One of 14 other 1911's!)

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Old 07-02-2020, 12:22 AM
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nice history with that piece.

Yeah, part of me wanted to send my MCOP back for a refinish, but it shows hard use and I like that.
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