Originally Posted by rayra
That's just wrong right there. 'Springfield Armory since 1794' my ***. It's practically false advertising, they are inferring they are the same organization when all they did was buy the name rights.
The original national Springfield Armory was in Springfield, Massachusetts - http://www.nps.gov/spar/
They closed in 1968.
Springfield Armory Inc, a private company, was formed in 1974 and is located in Illinois.
they also bought the right to use the name Springfield Armory, which dates back to 1794.
like it or not, I will buy a Springfield before a Colt or kimber, mostly due to the series-80 safeties on those two.