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Does anyone know how the metallurgy on the modern Springfields stacks up against that used by Colt and other contractors during WW II?

I'm guessing that it's better than on the old guns, although probably not equal to modern Colts. ??

I saw a WWII Springfield gun at a penny under 400 dollars at a show last week, and it looked like it was very well made. I'm thinking seriously of getting either that or the stainless Mil-Spec announced in the new issue of, "Shooting Times".

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My guess is that it is the equal of the modern Colts.
Brazil has some of the most modern, state of the art steel production in the world. The forged 4140 steel that Springfield uses is hardened (heat treated) to John Browning's specifications, just as I assume Colt is.
 
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