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Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Bobthemotorcycle, Jan 25, 2012.
I can't answer all of those questions, but the frames marked with a "N" prefix are Brazil, and the "NM" are made in the US. I think both are still forged, but don't take my word for it. As for the barrel, I don't have a clue.
One of the experts should be along to help out shortly so we can both learn more!
All forged slide and frame, started life in Brazil.
N serial prefix is finished in Brazil, while NM serial prefix is finished in IL. This means more machining were done in the states, like the frame rails and such, thus, you'll find a tighter fitted frame/slide with NM guns.
As for their 2-piece barrel, I believe the N models have them.
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Heh, see, I was only marginally correct, at best!:rofl2:
I have a couple of "N" guns that are tighter than the "NM" gun that I have.
So it is not any guarantee either way.
The two piece barrels come on both N & NM models on the cheaper guns such as the Mil-Specs.
Not sure of the higher end Springers.