I know IMBEL very well. I'mma recovering FAL-oholic. IMBEL FAL receivers are forged, yet the M1A's are certainly CAST. They have both types of machinery. I never put the connection together between SA and Imbel.......you'd think I would with an Springfield Armory IMBEL SAR-4800 in .223.......jedibrain said:I believe all loaded model frames and slides are forged. Not sure about milspecs though. Really I'm not sure about any of them, but I swear I can remember the latest springfield catalog saying that they are forged.
The frames are mfg in Brazil, by a very reputable company, IMBEL. Not cheap imports, good stuff. I believe that the guns are shipped here as parts, then assembled in the US. I had also heard a rumor that SA was planning on having the frames shipped here as 80% complete, and doing the final machining here in order to avoid some import taxes.