Serial Numbers on 1911s

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by 1911aone, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. 1911aone

    1911aone New Member

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    I just bought a Springfield Armory Loaded Model 1911. It's a tight fit from top to bottom. The first 2 letters in my serial number is NM. Does this mean this gun has national match parts or is fit to national match dimensions?
     
  2. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Congrats as you got the SA that SA snobs buy. The gun is assembled in the US and is usually fit better, tighter, and in general a better gun than those with just an N. The N guns are put together in Brazil. I have one N gun and it is great but have to admit that the NM guns are better.
     

  3. yayamamasami

    yayamamasami New Member

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    Hi, Limbkiller!

    Thanks for that info. I didn't know that about the serial numbers. Truth be told, I never gave it much mind. My SAMCO is a NM. It's nice to know its American made.

    yaya
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    NM is for National Match. Supposedly, the frame is to National Match standards.
    Alas, some have taken the NM too far.

    (SAMCO is in the PI, a territory of the US)
     
  5. yayamamasami

    yayamamasami New Member

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    SAMCO is Springfield Armory Marine Corps Operator



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    Last edited: Mar 16, 2013
  6. yayamamasami

    yayamamasami New Member

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    Here's a pic

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  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  8. yayamamasami

    yayamamasami New Member

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    Good looking weapons!! I've not heard of them before. Know much about them?
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    They've been around. They use to produce the Charles Daly 1911s.
    Earlier guns were not to spec and everything had to be fitted.
     
  10. edwardyoung

    edwardyoung New Member

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    Charles Daly 1911s were produced by Armscor, the company that produces Rock Island 1911s. They will still honor the lifetime warranty of the Armscor-produced guns.
     
  11. yayamamasami

    yayamamasami New Member

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