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hey all im new to forum from ohio here and i have a guy thats got a. springfield
45 acp parkerized mil spec and his bottom dollar is 375.00 and he has purchased this pistol through a surplus store. for starters im not really that familiar with the 1911 models considering my name is glock on here i shoot glock . so basically im just trying to get some feedback on the pistol is all and see what the value of the pistol is. here is what he tells me it has some holster wear and comes with one high cap mag. and the reason he is selling is because he is getting back into tournament shooting and they dont allow high cap mags nor double stacks only a single stack mag. so any feedback will be greatly appreciated
 

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first, check the sticky at the top of the Springfield Forum, and determine if it's the GI milspec or regular. The regular is valued higher. I bought mine (reg, parkerized) for $400 lightly used, and feel I got a good deal

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The current hi-cap model is a G.I., and I don't think Springfield made the hi-cap as a Mil-Spec prior to that. That is, I'm not aware of any hi-cap Mil-Specs from Springfield that aren't G.I. models. The Springfield hi-caps have a few parts that are not compatible with single stack 1911s, so if you need replacements, you don't have the same wide variety of choices. I just got a new G.I. hi-cap, and it appears to be a very well-made gun. The list price is well over $500, so a used one in excellent condition should be worth at least $375.
If the seller is a competitive shooter, then the gun could have a lot of rounds through it (not necessarily, though). I know guys who shoot hundreds of rounds a week, as practice for shooting a couple of hundred more in weekend matches. I'd make sure that wear isn't just from holstering.
 

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well he purchased the gun 3 months ago from the surplus store. but since it is a high cap he cant use it for tourny shoots. he also says hes run about 400 rounds through it in the last 2 months. says it shoots great and the reason he is selling he has bought a new kimber which is approved for his tourny shoots. he is asking 425.00 and says bottom dollar is 375.00 and if it makes any matter he is a officer here where i live
 

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ok everyone says great gun buy it its a good gun. but i want feedback fedback feedback on his pistol. like upgrades any known problems hey may have occured over time things to look for. in its features toawrds buse and exxcessive rounds goene through it. ive never messed with any type of 1911
 

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you stand corrected

Ratsrepus said:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the GI made south of the border - I thought the Mil-Spec was made in the US of A?
Most of the Mil-Spec pistols are made in Brazil, as are all of the WWII GI pistols. ALL Springfield pistols are forged and have some machine work done in Brazil. Brazilian finished pistols include, but are not necessarily limited to, the WWII GI, Mil-Spec and the Loaded models. The Loaded and Mil-Spec pistols made in Brazil have N prefix serial numbers, the ones finished in the US have NM prefix serial numbers. According to the Springfield reps at the 2005 SHOT show. They "should" also say Imbel or Imbel Brazil on the dust cover and have some sort of Brazil marking under the left grip.

Robert
 
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