Sa 1911-a1 ?

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    Sa 1911-a1 ?

    I happened upon a fairly good deal IMO on a 1911A1 fullsize.

    The question is: On the side it says made in Brazil. Ok. But assembled here.


    Is there in any real difference in quality? Is it less of a Springfield 1911 since Springfield Armory contracted is out or something?

    Is there ANY real difference between the ones made there and the ones made here?

    Shoots awesome like and darn accurate.

    Has the idiot mark on it ans minor holster wear.

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    I'm wondering about this also as I have one that was made in Brazil. Mine has an idiot mark, too, from the first time I reassembled it.
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    I may be the "idiot" but what is the idiot mark???

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    When inserting the slide release pin back in, it is very easy to scratch the weapon above the trigger guard. Google "idiot mark" and you will find plenty of pics.

    Also, many cats and dogs have been shoot in the ass with the spring, based on some reading I have done.

    First time disassembly/reassembling of a 1911 can be a chore for many, it was for me. It's simple now.
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    Well, to get back on topic.. my understanding is that springfield does their casting in Brazil. I am not sure if it is all their models though. My SA "loaded" has the Brazil marking but I am very happy with it. It has yet to give any type of problem and if it does, I have heard the SA customer service is hard to beat.

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    My SA Champ LW has a Alum. Brazilian made frame. Seems like it runs just fine. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    K...confirmed my hunch.

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    They all begin in Brazil. How much is finished here is questionable. Supposedly, those of which the majority of the finish work is done in Brazil are stamped "Brazil". Also supposedly, those that are mostly finished in the US are stamped Geneseo, not Brazil.

    That's the supposition anyway.

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    My 1911 A-1 in Parkerized finish is stamped in the frame Geneseo, Il. I dunno, it could be certain models indeed..
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    Good firearms, excellent 'starter' 1911s. My Springfield Mil Spec has been a reliable shooter with enviable accuracy (confirmed by a couple much more experienced shooters). It'll be some time before I can do this weapon justice. If ever I meet the folks who made my firearm, wherever they live, I'll have to shake their hands.


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