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Who makes Springfield's Slide Stops?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by marklbucla, May 28, 2008.

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  1. marklbucla

    marklbucla Member

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    I called Springfield and they didn't know.

    They installed a King's safety on warranty, so I figured that maybe other parts are from other manufacturers.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Lowest bidder probably.

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  3. Jim Watson

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    Lowest bidder in Brazil.
     
  4. actionflies

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    Forged from Imbel of Brazil.
     
  5. Ske1etor

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    Only the Slides and Frames... the small parts are not forged. They are MIM like every other mass production 1911...
     
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    I herd that the casting plant for and owned-contracted by Taurus makes alot of MIM parts for quite a few American gunmakers. No solid proof, but just hearsay
     
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    Which is probably true. Springfield Armory like most of the other current 1911 makers don't make parts themselves. They buy the parts from subcontractors, and the business goes to the one that makes the lowest bid. Not too reassuring if you depend on the pistol. Higher end lines may or may not get better quality parts, but unless they specify the supplier you have no way of knowing for sure. :uhoh:

    USGI slide stops were made out of high carbon steel forgings, but absolutely nobody pays attention to those standards today.
     
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