My thanks to knedrgr for bringing attention to a rather rare Springfield. In the early nineties, '92ish, Springfield did a small run of around 250 Compact 45s. In the late 90's they did a larger run, still trying to get a good figure on the late run. These are essentially a 4" Champion slide on a Officer's size frame. Very early models had a standard barrel with a bushing, majority of the first run and all the later run were the cone, or bushingless barrels. This particular Compact was bought from the original owner. It was purchased early 1999. A call to Springfield verified it was an October 1998 manufacture. Owner carried it for a brief time, firing only 300 rounds. It was then placed stowed in a safe for over ten years, only firing 30 rounds. A detail strip verifies that internally it is near mint. Slide to frame fit and barrel lock up is very good. Trigger fit is rather loose, with a horrible break of 7 lbs 10 oz. It shows a unloaded weight of 26.75 oz. Review to follow shortly.