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neomentat
10-23-2007, 10:41 PM
I heard from somewhere that the springfield factory is shutting down or something, is this the reason why the springer 1911s are so hard to find these days?

JawBone
10-23-2007, 10:57 PM
The only thing remotely like that I have ever heard was that Springfield Armory (along with Les Baer) threatened to leave Illinois if the state passed its proposed AW Ban in 2006...but I assumed they would set up shop elsewhere if that happened.

Army
10-23-2007, 11:11 PM
The maker of some of the most popular and affordable handguns, shutting down? Nah.

mike100
10-23-2007, 11:34 PM
Just about everything they sell is imported. Maybe they assemble M1A's here out of parts.

eckerph
10-23-2007, 11:50 PM
Just about everything they sell is imported. Maybe they assemble M1A's here out of parts.

XD's are imported and the their 1911 frames and slides are made in Brazil. Dont know about their M1a1 rifles.

slick_711
10-23-2007, 11:58 PM
(Supposedly) the plant in Brazil shuts down for nearly a month once a year for some big annual holiday down there. That may be what you're thinking of or heard about.

Mute
10-24-2007, 7:46 AM
Let me guess. This info comes from the same people who claim Colt is out of business right? Stop listening to gun store commandos and know-it-alls.

dfletcher
10-24-2007, 10:13 AM
Colt is out of business!! OMIGOD - where did you hear that, it must be true .....:eek:

SVTNate
10-24-2007, 11:37 AM
Springfield 1911's are hard to find? Could have fooled me, they're all over the place out here :)

NIB
10-24-2007, 11:57 AM
I've heard of others shutting down in the past, not just Springfield, shutting down for inventory or other reasons. They'll open back up if they do.

Trader Jack
10-24-2007, 1:59 PM
XD's are imported and the their 1911 frames and slides are made in Brazil. Dont know about their M1a1 rifles.

Yes, XDs are from Croatia and the 1911 frames for the Mil-Spec and GI series are made in Brazil but the orther 1911 frames are made right here in the good old USA.:)

timmy8151
10-24-2007, 2:23 PM
Yes, XDs are from Croatia and the 1911 frames for the Mil-Spec and GI series are made in Brazil but the orther 1911 frames are made right here in the good old USA.:)

Actually all of SA 1911 frames and slides are forged in Brazil. The higher end models are finish machined in the US rather than Brazil.

mike100
10-24-2007, 2:40 PM
I've heard that some of the casting foundry for the M1A is in Taiwan and some part or other came from Australia. The one thing I'm certain of is that, except for the USGI content parts, springfield m14's aren't made here. My 2005 socom 16 does have a surplus usgi H&R trigger assy., but that's it.

The thing I like about the springfield m1a rifle is that it is not a proprietary or copyrighted design. If you don't like the SA part or service, you have other choices and original genuine milsurp parts to choose from.

on the other hand, there is the XD and springfields customer "no-touch" parts and repair policy.

cnyankee
10-24-2007, 2:45 PM
it happens in TWO WEEKS:rolleyes:

Kruzr
10-24-2007, 3:00 PM
springfields customer "no-touch" parts and repair policy
Oh, that explains it. A few years back, I sent a Loaded UC back to them twice and now I see that just as I suspected, they never touched it. :)

bwiese
10-24-2007, 3:13 PM
I sent a Loaded UC back to them twice

Hmm, I hope it was actually unloaded ;)

dw1784
10-24-2007, 4:13 PM
I've heard that some of the casting foundry for the M1A is in Taiwan and some part or other came from Australia.

The receiver is 100% domestic.
Cast in Wisconsin and machined in Geneseo, IL.

for more info, contact:
John Moe
Regional Dealer Representative
Springfield Armory
420 West Main St.
Geneseo, IL 61254
800-680-6866
johnm(at)springfield-armory(dot)com

Timberland
10-24-2007, 9:55 PM
Springfield 1911's are hard to find? Could have fooled me, they're all over the place out here :)

Ive only ever seen there base models up north.

NIB
10-25-2007, 12:40 AM
The receiver is 100% domestic.
Cast in Wisconsin and machined in Geneseo, IL.

for more info, contact:
John Moe
Regional Dealer Representative
Springfield Armory
420 West Main St.
Geneseo, IL 61254
800-680-6866
johnm(at)springfield-armory(dot)com




Do I get a discount if I do?:rolleyes:

SVTNate
10-25-2007, 4:47 AM
Ive only ever seen there base models up north.

Loaded, Champion Stainless, PRO, GI, Mil-Spec, TRP in Armory-Kote and Stainless.... they're all over the place. Well, not the PRO, but I do see them from time to time.

Doesn't matter to me anyway, as I order my guns online and have them x-ferred to my FFL. Springfield 1911's are plentiful.

Knauga
10-25-2007, 6:10 AM
Outside of the GI, finding them in California is pretty difficult. I happend across my last Springer by dumb luck. It had just been put on the shelf that day and I snatched it up as fast as I could.

Kruzr
10-25-2007, 11:12 AM
Hmm, I hope it was actually unloaded ;)
It wouldn't have mattered, if they were looking down the muzzle at arms length, it would still have missed them. :)