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Just bought a Springfield WW2 Mil-Spec

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dsk, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. dsk

    dsk New Member

    I just picked up one of these in my seemingly never-ending quest for a reliable yet inexpensive "beater" 1911. I think I may have finally found it, as this is a LOT of gun for only $374.99 + tax. In fact, if it proves reliable I think it's going to be pretty sad, considering a lot of folks here own $1000+ 1911s that had trouble running at first. Looking through it tonight it appears very well-machined, with a nice throat job, excellent finish, and most surprisingly a tuned extractor! :eek:

    The trigger pull is a bit heavy and gritty however, and the barrel & bushing fit is GI-ish at best. Out of the box I won't expect stellar accuracy, but it should be a reliable bullet-thrower which is what counts.
  2. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    That's a darn good deal; about wholesale from Accusport or Davidson's... :eek:
  3. Frenchy

    Frenchy New Member

    Ya finally got one, did ya! :)
  4. sarge48

    sarge48 New Member

    Love mine. Almost my favorite pistol.
  5. dsk

    dsk New Member

    Agreed, I don't know how they're doing it. The quality's too good to be the result of prison or child labor, so either they're selling them at no margin to get them on the streets or there's a lot more profit in making 1911's than anyone's willing to admit. :scrutiny:
  6. Kestrel

    Kestrel New Member


    Does this model have a pinned ejector?

  7. Slowhand

    Slowhand New Member

    That's a good deal, I paid a little over $400 for mine. I am also happy with the piece. Reliable, decently assembled, and fairly authentic. I wanted a plain jane 1911 to compliment my other guns. Amazingly good deal, especially for the price you paid.
  8. dsk

    dsk New Member

    My pistol does indeed have a pinned (not glued-in) ejector. Good to see they aren't taking that shortcut anymore.
  9. Kestrel

    Kestrel New Member


    I'm glad to hear that. Actually, I think SA is still doing the glued ejector, they just don't do it on the custom shop models, nor this model, for some reason.

  10. WonderNine

    WonderNine member

    Do the MS's have any MIM parts these days? You know me and MIM parts....:D

    I recall reading a thread a couple of months back on 1911forum.com regarding removing the trigger grit from mil specs...

    Also did it come with that safety thingy in the mainspring housing?

    Please report back with your reliability assessment when you get a chance to shoot it a bit! :cool: :cool: :cool:
  11. dsk

    dsk New Member

    The ILS housing is present. However I may just leave it in as it's easily ignored.

    People tell me that SA's have MIM parts, but to be honest the ones in mine don't look like MIM. Normally they will have a "glazed" appearance, softened edges, and/or a sprue mark somewhere. Instead the small parts in my pistol all look like they're either cast or barstock. Before somebody says "yeah, right" remember these guns are supposedly completely machined and assembled in Brazil, where like the Chinese Norinco 1911A1 it may indeed be possible to make a cheap gun with barstock parts. I am curious to know the truth, however.
  12. Blackcloud6

    Blackcloud6 New Member

    I bought one two months ago and had it to the range one time. It works great and so far seems to be reliable. I'm sure its more accurate than I am. Very happy with my purchase.
  13. diyj98

    diyj98 New Member

    I think I may have finally found it, as this is a LOT of gun for only $374.99 + tax.

    "That's a darn good deal; about wholesale from Accusport or Davidson's... "

    Those guys are too high! Davidsons was about $45.00 higher on my stainless commander than several other wholesalers. I'm finding the Mil Spec Springfield for $334.00 wholesale. Either way though, he defiantely got a good deal. :)
  14. silent one

    silent one New Member

    This is probably the best deal out there for a .45 that I know of. I posted a thread on this sight recently under the heading of ''got a new Springfield mil- spec today'' if you want to check out my range reports. I am throughly happy with the firearm. I've run 400 rounds through it without a single problem of any kind.
    Good luck with your Springer. I hope you like yours as much as I do mine.
    By the way, I just got my copy of Shotgun News in the mail today and on the cover it has a picture of 4 Springfields under the heading of''Springfield Mil- Spec: the no frills 1911 is back''. I haven't had a chance to read the article yet, but it should be informative.
    Good Luck and be safe

  15. WalkerTexasRanger

    WalkerTexasRanger New Member

    I, too, bought one recently. Paid $350 here at the last funshow. I thought it was the best buy I have seen in years. Once to the range so far, shot 200 rounds of 230 grain UMC and 180 grain Win and it functioned perfectly with both.

    I dont know much about 1911s, this is the first, but it ROCKS!!!

    Good shooting!!!!
  16. Kestrel

    Kestrel New Member


    I looked at a Mil-Spec today and it had a pinned ejector. Maybe SA is going back to that on all of them...

    By the way, are you saying the WWII models are completely made and assembled in Brazil? I didn't know that.

    What are all the differences in the WWII and the Mil-Spec? I know the sights and ejection ports are different.

  17. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler New Member

    The "WWII Mil-Spec" has vertical slide serrations, whereas every other Springfield has angled ones.
  18. Kestrel

    Kestrel New Member

    Well, I spoke to SA today. It seems that some of the Mil-Spec and WWII guns are put together in Brazil if they get backed up here in the US. She said if they are put together in Brazil, they get pinned ejectors, if they are put together in the US, they get the Locktited ejectors. She also said the Brazil guns used MIM parts as well.

  19. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai New Member

    I got one a month ago at a gun show in Atlanta for $369 + tax. I've put 700 rounds through it without a hitch.

    The safety's really stiff though. Have y'all noticed that on yours?
  20. Mike Irwin

    Mike Irwin Active Member

    I got mine, used, but unfired, for $275 about 5 years ago. :)

    And you're right, it's a tremendous amount of gun.

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