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I picked up a used Springfield 1911A today - but I can't tell if it's an

Operator or Mil Spec.

It has the dovetail, trigger, night sights of the Operator.

It has the frame of the Mil Spec - no accessory rails.

Any way to tell the difference?

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Sounds like a loaded Parkerized model. (has beavertail and Novak style night sights) Go to the SA website and view the different 5inch models. Or call SA with the serial number and they will give the specs and model clarification on the pistol.
 

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If it has a beavertail grip safety, in addition to what you described, you probably have a Loaded model. AFAIK, all Operators come with an accessory rail.
 

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Thanks for your quick responses!

Looking forward to learning from you guys. This is a BIG change from what I'm used to shooting... leaning a lot already.

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Good call. It is the Loaded Parkerized model. I didn't drill down far enough under the loaded model to find it.

Thanks!

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