SOLD FOR: $1450
Make: Springfield Armory
Model: 1911 Marine Corps Loaded Operator
Serial Number: NM533616
Year of Manufacture: 2015-Present. We think it was made in 2017 based on the date on the night sight.
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Removable Magazine Single Action SA Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “SPRINGFIELD INC / GENESEO IL USA / NM533616”. The right side of the slide is marked “SPRINGFIELD ARMORY” followed by the Springfield Armory crossed cannon logo. The top of the barrel visible through the ejection port is marked “S.A. .45 AUTO”. The left side of the slide is marked “OPERATOR / CAL. 45”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Trijicon serrated blade with a tritium lamp and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a Trijicon Novak style square notch sight with two tritium lamps and is dovetailed into the slide and screw set. The lamps are bright and easily acquired in low light environments.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black rubber Pachmayr grips that enclose the frontstrap. The left medallion is missing, otherwise there are no major defects, just light handling wear. The grips rate in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Black Armory Kote Slide with Olive Green Armory Kote Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks and standard operational wear. There are no major defects. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are sharp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included with this handgun is an 8-round magazine.
Our Assessment: This is a great tactical pistol with a skeletonized trigger and hammer, beavertail extended grip safety, drift adjustable Trijicon night sights, forward slide serrations, beveled magazine well, and a picatinny rail. This pistol looks like it was seldom used and sat in its safe for much of its life. The pistol is in Excellent condition and comes ready for carry, competition, or recreational target shooting. Get this Marine Corps Operator, attach your favorite rail mounted accessory and you’re set. The 1911 design is proven and has seen over a century’s worth of hard service, the perfect gun to have by your side. Please see our photos and good luck!