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Ijust bought a springfield 1911 markednmc ser. num. 11443 in

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Ijust bought a springfield 1911 markednmc ser. num. 11443 in ss finish what do i have ?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Blue Book of Guns, Firearms Appraisals
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 11 months ago.

Was the serial number prefix "nmc" or was the "nmc" marked elsewhere on the gun?

Can you attach some photos of the gun?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
phillp,the springfied pistol only one mark beingnmc11443 and it has a 2 and one half cmpensaed at the end the barrel is 2 andone half
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it has three dot sights 7 shot mag sorry no photos help alex rutkowski
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
it says compact on the other side of the slide
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 11 months ago.

Ok - I've got step out for about 20 minutes or so. I'll pick this up when I get back.

Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 11 months ago.

Is that a two-tone finish? Or is the entire gun stainless? How long is the barrel?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the barrel is 2 and one half inches all ss
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 11 months ago.

The smallest 1911 from Springfield Armory has a 3-1/2 barrel. Are you sure it is 2-1/2? To measure, close the action and drop a rod down the barrel. Measure the length of the rod from the muzzle.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
its 2 and one half barrel
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 11 months ago.

OK - let me check another source.

Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 11 months ago.

I'd love to see a photo. I'm not finding anything with a 2-1/2 inch barrel for a 1911. I'm going to opt out and let another expert try his hand at this. Someone should respond here shortly.

Philip

Expert:  Tom replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Does the slide on your 1911 have slots cut in the end for a ported barrel?

Tom

Expert:  Tom replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Just to be sure, when you are measuring the barrel you are including the chamber and the ported area?

Tom

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
tom, 3 and one quarter inch total in barrel no slots it appears its could be from the late 88s?it is one good looking pistol buffed ss slide three dot sites best of luck Ihave tried everybody ALEX RUTKOWSKI
Expert:  Tom replied 11 months ago.

Hi Alex,

It sounds like a 1911 Ultra Compact Stainless. It is similar to the following one on GunBroker. Grips will be different and this is a High Capacity. Yours should have a 6 round mag.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=535489212

Tom

Expert:  Tom replied 11 months ago.

The above link in blue should be your gun, let me know.

Tom

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
tom ,7 round mag. nothing on gun broker is like mine we are on the wrong tract ALEX
Expert:  Tom replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

Did you look at the second gun I sent, the Ultra Compact 1911A1 stainless custom? I really need a picture to determine which model you have.

If it is a stainless 1911 it should look like the ultra compact shown, all 1911's have the same shape, grips can be different and barrel lengths are usually 3", 4 1/4" and 5".

Tom

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
i did not receive any photos how about a refund.alex Rutkowski
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
did you forget me sounds llike it alexRutkowski
Expert:  Tom replied 11 months ago.

Hi,

I am not at my computer all day, I am a gunsmith and have repair work too.

The blue link under my last reply is a picture of the gun, it is showing on my page, you should see it too.

I really need a picture of your gun to tell you what it is. It is easy to attach one, use the paper clip icon. You can also email it to JustAnswer.com and ask that it be forwarded to me

bc877bda-ab3a-43d9-9fc1-c59b494ee552_SpringfieldArmoryPSA1911A1Model1911AUltraCompactStainlessCustom

Tom

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