I just bought a springfield 1911 loaded and noticed that it has made in brazil stamped on the slide. I knew that springfield was making some of their guns down in brazil, but didn't realize that they were all made down there. Is this the case? They don't really say on the website. Just curious I guess.
Just found this on 1911forum.com "All Springfield 1911s have significant Brazilian content. Those with "ww" or "n" prefix serial numbers are 100% Brazilian. Those with an "NM" serial number prefix are finish machined and assembled from components shipped from Brazil, but have enough U.S. value-added to escape the made-in-Brazil
stamps." I guess I should've googled it first after I didn't find the answer on TGT, but either way just thought I'd post for anybody else on here looking.
Understood where you coming from just wanted to assure you after hundreds of rounds they function great, I at first thought mine was made in Brazil however at the time Springfield told me the frame only the rest was assemble and manufactured here, but in any event happy with the product. Sad to say very few items we buy today are fully made in the USA, scopes are a big grab bag in our global economy never know where they come from
parts or assembly.
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