Bought my first 1911 today!

Bought my first 1911 today!

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    Bought my first 1911 today!

    Well, I finally broke down and bought my first 1911 today, a Springfield Champion model. It has a coupe of small marks on the slide, but nothing that I can't live with. It also has had a Birdsong "Black T" finish applied to the slide. I can't wait to get a little range time with this and see what will happen,

    I have a question though concerning it, as it had no box or papers with it. I would like to find out when it was produced and also how do I get a key for the "ILS" system? It did not have one with it when I purchased it. I don't intend on using it, but it would be a nice thing to have. I believe that it is a "loaded" model due to the Novak night sights, LW delta hammer and adjustable trigger. Any ideas on looking up the info on these questions would be great!

    Thanks!


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    Call Springfield, they should be able to tell you the date based on serial number and ship you a key. You can also download the users manual from their site.

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    Call Springfield and give them the Serial number and they should be able to give you all the information on it. When you get a minute how about some pictures for all of to see Congrats by the way!
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    Great score, enjoy!!!
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    Congratulations. Now all we need are PICTURES!
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    the manual tells you how to take out the ILS lock if you dont like it, I think?

    to bad your going to have to buy another one, oh wait thats good news congratulations
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    I'll have to break out the camera and take a few pic's. I just got back from the range, fired a little over a hundred rounds. Not a single issue with it with three different ammo's. Fired like a dream!

    I'll have to contact Springfield and see what they can tell me.

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    I have Springfield Mil-Spec Micro Compact. First .45 I bought. Had to ship it back to SA early on but once I got her back it ran like a Swiss watch.

    I have had it for about 7 years now and probably have a little over 5000 rounds down range with no issues. It was my carry piece off an on for years.

    Now that you have one you will have at least one or two more 1911's before it is all said and done. I love my Sig's and HK's and wouldn't give them up for anything but I shoot a 1911 better than anything else in the gun safe.

    SA's are great guns for a great price.

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    Congrats-gun porn please
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    congrats on the new gun enjoy
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    Obviously, I have an affection for Springfield 1911s...



    And I have yet to remove the ILS from any of them. What bother?

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    Nice choice on the Springer.. Congrats..

    EDIT: SA Mil-Spec all the way for me..
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