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Old 07-13-2010, 11:10 PM   #1
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FYI; S&W's response to my email:

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The frames for the 1911 pistols are still forged. All of the markings on the frame are put on with a laser, not stamped.

The Springfield location is still our company headquarters and the majority of production takes place here. The decision was reached earlier this year to move the 1911 production to Houlton, Maine to fill space in the plant.

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Old 07-14-2010, 03:51 PM   #2
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S&W 1911's are beautiful guns.
I just wish they would make one with a standard extractor
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Hello Dave, I am so pleased to hear about the S&W plant in Houlton. I am descended from the founders of Houlton through my grandmother, Florence Ingersoll. One of the streets there is named for her (and two others for her sisters - one sister is missing from the streets). Anyway, I saw a picture of the 1911s in your add in the latest NRA Rifleman and I had to check it out. I gotta get a Houlton 1911 some time. Do they make a good concealed carry version? Thanks.
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FYI; S&W's response to my email:

Hello,

The frames for the 1911 pistols are still forged. All of the markings on the frame are put on with a laser, not stamped.

The Springfield location is still our company headquarters and the majority of production takes place here. The decision was reached earlier this year to move the 1911 production to Houlton, Maine to fill space in the plant.

Regards,

Dave
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Hello Dave, I am so pleased to hear about the S&W plant in Houlton. I am descended from the founders of Houlton through my grandmother, Florence Ingersoll. One of the streets there is named for her (and two others for her sisters - one sister is missing from the streets). Anyway, I saw a picture of the 1911s in your add in the latest NRA Rifleman and I had to check it out. I gotta get a Houlton 1911 some time. Do they make a good concealed carry version? Thanks.
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OK guys, I was searching for info on the S&W plant in Houlton and the thread popped up. I had no idea it was an old discussion. However, my interest and query still apply. I only noticed recently through an ad in Rifleman magazine that there is a S&W plant in Houlton.
That's it. Thanks.
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adekoyejo, Stick around, there are alot of knowledgeable 1911 people here. I think you would like it here. Terry.
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Thanks, I love my 1911. So does my daughter who is deadly accurate with it. It's a custom weapon that I won with my 9mm baretta. The trigger is competition light and it shoots like a dream. Of course, full size 1911s tend to be too big for carrying concealed and I also have issues with single action in a concealed weapon too, but that doesn't stop me from carrying the colt mustang.
What I really wanted to learn more about was the S&W plant in Houlton, ME. I see the also produce anexcellent updated variant of the Walther PPK. The 1911s are just beautiful looking too. Like the best Kimbers.
What I'd like to see (also like the Kimber) is a 3" barrel and streamlined grip etc. with good sights. We'll see.
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Thanks, I love my 1911. So does my daughter who is deadly accurate with it. It's a custom weapon that I won with my 9mm baretta. The trigger is competition light and it shoots like a dream. Of course, full size 1911s tend to be too big for carrying concealed and I also have issues with single action in a concealed weapon too, but that doesn't stop me from carrying the colt mustang.
What I really wanted to learn more about was the S&W plant in Houlton, ME. I see the also produce anexcellent updated variant of the Walther PPK. The 1911s are just beautiful looking too. Like the best Kimbers.
What I'd like to see (also like the Kimber) is a 3" barrel and streamlined grip etc. with good sights. We'll see.
From what I hear, S&W has moved their ENTIRE 1911 production to Maine. It frees up their Springfield plant to make their up-and-coming line of Pro-Series revolvers (I want one). It is a "win-win" situation, as Smith bought brand new machinery to produce their newest E-Series 1911s. Using the very latest CNC machines, they will be producing 1911's at a $900 - 1300 price that riveals (okay, so I can't spell) those at $2500. I plan on purchasing at least 3 of their new E-Series. (Okay; I have been drinking.)
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