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Old 10-31-2012, 05:56 PM   #11
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You should look in your owner's manual or purchase info for the exact model. This is something you will need to know anyway, if you ever decide to customize, or if you need to call SA for any kind of customer service.

A Milspec looks similar to the one in aandabooks avatar pic. Very basic, plane jane, spur hammer, blank trigger, basic sights, duckbill grip safety instead of the beavertail your sporting.

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:01 PM   #12
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I've always heard Brazil too,glad I bought a elder model TRP Operator ten years ago

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:07 PM   #13
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Well there's still debate. I haven't heard anyone positively lay it to rest. I know that the tag on my Milspec says "100% made in the U.S.A.", and many people keep the belief that a Milspec with a "NM" prefix on the serial was one forged in the US (which mine has).

I have seen other Milspecs without the "100% made in the U.S.A." so... something is up with that, unless the tags just got lost.

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If it has NM on the side it was assembled in the US. An N means it was assembled in Brazil. ALL frames and slides are made in Brazil. What you have is a stainless steel loaded model. I have a loaded with the NM on the side. SA snobs only own guns with the NM. Great guns. Congrats.

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:50 PM   #15
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You bought a winner. everyone before me pretty much sums it up. I have and have had a SA stainless loaded (like the one in your pic.) for 2 decades.

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Very good 1911 second only to colts way ahead of kimbers. The steel framed 1911s are made in brazil and they use better steel than a lot of the us made brands.
>>SNORT<< dont tell a kimber fanboy that. they'll spin out. Then out shoot 'em with your beat up, rattling Springer (mine is due for a new barrel and bushing and rattles) and watch 'em storm off the range and go home all pissy.

Drop in a wilson combat trigger group (like i did) and you have arguably THE best 1911 out there!!
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You done good son.

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