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Posted: 2/4/2006 1:56:40 PM EDT
Going to buy one of the lower end stainless Springfield 1911's- what are the technical diff's between the mil-spec and GI models?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 4:34:40 PM EDT
Mil-Spec:

-high profile 3 dot sights
-angled rear cocking serrations
-lowered and flared ejection port
-some have stainless 1 piece barrel
-plastic checkered grips
-Springfield profiled frontstrap and dustcover (thicker and less curved)
-beveled mag well

GI:

-G.I. type plain black sight (very small)
-vertical Colt style rear cocking serrations
-G.I. type ejection port (higher and no flare)
-all have 2 piece Parkerized barrel
-checkered walknut grips with diamond in middle and U.S. logo, plain walnut on earlier guns
-Colt profiled frontstrap and dustcover (more pronounced curvature)
-no magazine well bevel
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 5:07:27 PM EDT
Thanks
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:15:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
Mil-Spec:

-high profile 3 dot sights
-angled rear cocking serrations
-lowered and flared ejection port
-some have stainless 1 piece barrel
-plastic checkered grips
-Springfield profiled frontstrap and dustcover (thicker and less curved)
-beveled mag well

GI:

-G.I. type plain black sight (very small)
-vertical Colt style rear cocking serrations
-G.I. type ejection port (higher and no flare)
-all have 2 piece Parkerized barrel
-checkered walknut grips with diamond in middle and U.S. logo, plain walnut on earlier guns
-Colt profiled frontstrap and dustcover (more pronounced curvature)
-no magazine well bevel



Also , the Milspecs I have seen have the NM serial # prefix with NO Brazil markings.. having said that, I tried to put a GI firing pin in my "Milspec" and found out that the firing pin hole is to small for the GI pin
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:28:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:32:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crowboy:

Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
Mil-Spec:

-high profile 3 dot sights
-angled rear cocking serrations
-lowered and flared ejection port
-some have stainless 1 piece barrel
-plastic checkered grips
-Springfield profiled frontstrap and dustcover (thicker and less curved)
-beveled mag well

GI:

-G.I. type plain black sight (very small)
-vertical Colt style rear cocking serrations
-G.I. type ejection port (higher and no flare)
-all have 2 piece Parkerized barrel
-checkered walknut grips with diamond in middle and U.S. logo, plain walnut on earlier guns
-Colt profiled frontstrap and dustcover (more pronounced curvature)
-no magazine well bevel



Also , the Milspecs I have seen have the NM serial # prefix with NO Brazil markings.. having said that, I tried to put a GI firing pin in my "Milspec" and found out that the firing pin hole is to small for the GI pin



Springfield has been using the 38 super firing pin for several years.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 4:37:38 PM EDT
My Mil-Spec has Brazil markings.

Get a new extractor when you buy the pistol... the stock Springfield ones are garbage. About a half dozen failures to fire within the first 150 rounds. Since then I've had only a couple in 500 more rounds.

Everyone told me the slide release was garbage too, so I replaced mine, I took their word for it.

Link Posted: 2/8/2006 5:10:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shadowblade:

Originally Posted By crowboy:


Also , the Milspecs I have seen have the NM serial # prefix with NO Brazil markings.. having said that, I tried to put a GI firing pin in my "Milspec" and found out that the firing pin hole is to small for the GI pin



I have, and have seen, milspecs from Brazil. While some probably get US frames, I don't think it is the norm.

Never tried a GI pin... interesting.



If the serial prefix is NM it will not have Brazil markings..
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 3:00:56 AM EDT
what milspec models have the stainless one peice barrels??
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 3:31:03 AM EDT
tag!
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 11:11:57 AM EDT
What's with the Brazil markings? Are they made in Brazil? Sorry, I'm a noob at this.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:45:56 PM EDT
One more thing- the mil spec stainless model- what is the finish like, matte or shiny. Can't really tell from the pic on the website...
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:12:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 10:13:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 7:46:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Shadowblade:

Originally Posted By IndyNJ:
One more thing- the mil spec stainless model- what is the finish like, matte or shiny. Can't really tell from the pic on the website...



Shiny on the flat surfaces, matte on the rounded surfaces.



Shiny's not my style, gonna go with the Parkerized
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:25:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By IndyNJ:

Shiny's not my style,





It can match your shoes.
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