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Old January 14, 2018, 23:56   #28
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Originally Posted by MajHenryWest View Post
Find a Springfield Armory basic parkerized GI model from a few years ago,
my understanding is that they are forged, mil-spec pistols which for a time were made by Imbel in Brazil.
The page you quoted is not quite true. The NM serial numbered pistols are Imbel forged frames. The others are not, and no, NM does not stand for national match! It was just their serial numbering process.

I have 2 SA NM serialized pistols that I would put up against any Colt, and they are heads and shoulders above a RI.
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