Posted on snipershide forum as well:
NO CALIFORNIA TRANSACTIONS
Price at $1400 - SCROLL DOWN FOR PICTURES
I have here a 1911 from the Springfield Custom Shop. This pistol was used exclusively for bulls-eye shooting, and has been handled extremely well and is in extremely good condition. Round count is approximately 3000.
EDITED TO ADD: There has been some concern because the custom shop logo is not on the slide, and some have expressed concern that this was a gun that was sent back in later for custom work. This was purchased as a GI which Springfield heavily customized BEFORE shipment. So it was received "brand new" as a GI that had been upgraded with the specs below. It was not a "Custom Shop Custom" run but rather, Springfield sponsored the Ottowa Sportsmen's Club pistol team and essentially the custom shop made a from-the-scratch custom 1911 based on the GI frame and slide. This is the reason that the ejection port was lowered in the build sheet - the lady at Springfield told me the GI is the only one with the high ejection port, so it had to be lowered. Hope this clears up any confusion.
Here is the email from Springfield:
"Good morning Mr. Nelson,
The pistol you are referencing is a rather unique pistol. The 1911-A1 with serial number NM214252 was never manufactured as a production pistol, it is a specialty pistol manufactured by the custom shop. If you currently own the pistol, and are moving to California, you will be able to transfer the pistol into the state with you. If you currently live in California, and are trying to buy the pistol, that will not be approved by the California Department of Justice.
Thank you for choosing the First Name in American Firearms!
Have an outstanding day!
Springfield Armory Customer Service
If you're fact-check-crazy or just interested in a cool story about it: Ottawa Sportsmen's Club - News 070816
(and yes, the build sheet I have does indeed confirm that this is one of those custom run pistols for the shooting team)
Again, hope this explains all the oddities and clears up any confusion and concerns. I apologize for forgetting to include this info originally.
The following work was done at the Springfield factory:
Adjust slide to frame fit
Lower and flare ejection port
Hand checker front strap (20 LPI)
Springfield adj rear sight, target
Matching front dovetail sight
N.M. adj speed trigger
Action job for 3.5 lb trigger
Beavertail grip safety, carbon
1911-A1 delta style hammer, blue
Extended thumb safety, carbon
Armory Kote finish complete
1911 .45 barrel, ss
1911-A1 barrel bushing, ss
Included are the following:
1911 as per above listed specs
Two factory mags
Two factory mags w/slam pads
Extra set of black grips
All original paperwork
Holster and dual mag holder
I'm asking $1400 including the shipping and insurance to the FFL of your choice (must accept from an individual). I will take PayPal discreet gift or a USPS money order. Not looking for a trade but will listen to any offer. Please do not hesitate to ask a question. Send me a PM, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call/text 906 231-3632.
Thanks for looking!