S&W @ Houlton, Maine

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by SHAMUSPI, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. SHAMUSPI

    SHAMUSPI New Member

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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
    :cool:
     
  2. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    S&W 1911's are beautiful guns.
    I just wish they would make one with a standard extractor:(
     

  3. Adekoyejo

    Adekoyejo New Member

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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.
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    This thread was started a year ago :confused:
     
  5. nhsuper44

    nhsuper44 New Member

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    looks like maybe he just joined...just sayin'
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    True-
    But he musta done A Lot of reading to decide to repley to a year old post :eek:
     
  7. Adekoyejo

    Adekoyejo New Member

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    Houlton S&W

    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.
     
  8. nhsuper44

    nhsuper44 New Member

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    adekoyejo, Stick around, there are alot of knowledgeable 1911 people here. I think you would like it here. Terry.
     
  9. Adekoyejo

    Adekoyejo New Member

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    1911

    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.
     
  10. parinoid54

    parinoid54 New Member

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    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.)
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011
  11. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Great wheel gun company, just wish they would make a 1911 pattern pistol.