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Old 11-14-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Recently was handed Down a SA 1911 A1. How can I tell if it is a mil-spec or a RO?



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Old 11-14-2011, 02:21 PM   #2
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Do they make different A1 models?



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Sights would be one way - most mil specs have the gi-type rear sight & the RO will have an adjustable rear sight.
Also the barrell bushing on the RO will be stainless (but if the mil spec is a stainless pistol - it's would be too).
Pics would help - but the best way is to call Springfield and give them the serial # - they can tell you all you want to know about it.

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Do they make different A1 models?
Yes, several models...
GI
Mil Spec
Loaded
Range Officer
TRP
A couple of others too, I think.
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Here is a pic. I believe it is the loaded?

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Thx for the help as well. I am new to the forum!

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No sir, the loaded mod had front serrations, night sights not adjustable sights like yours, ambidextrous safety,urs has right hand safety. So I believe whoever owned it did some adjustments like switch the safety, put on a skeletal hammer, and put on adjustable sights, because all range officers have front serrations also...I will look into it. Call springfield armory like he says, give them your serial number

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Looks like a Range Officer to me.

http://www.springfield-armory.com/1911RO/1911RangeOfficer.htm

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I agree - looks like an RO...
It's a great gun & welcome to the forum!!!
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It looks exactly like my Range Officer did, before I changed out the grips & mags.



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