Wow. Just when I think that I have finally decided on the Springfield Mil-Spec, I read reports like this. Sometimes I think I should just flip a coin.I bought a 1991A1 in March of this year. Mfg date of fall of 2000. Doesn't say anything about a series 90 anywhere on it, but I do have an early series 80 Government blued model, and other than the finish, there is nothing cosmetically different. What is different is the fit. The 1991A1 is much, much tighter than the early series 80 in all
respects, the barrel fit in particular. The hammer sides on the new pistol are recessed in order to clear the slide, and the slide to frame lockup in battery shows 4 bright rub marks on the frame rails, just like it should.
Yes, if I could have any 1911, it would definitely be that one. But it's not for sale here in CA.GI-45, you might want to check out the New COLT 1911 A1. there's a thread already running here.