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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?
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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