SOLD FOR: $4495.05
Make: Springfield Armory Custom Shop
Model: 1911-A1 Professional, PC9111
Serial Number: CRG225
Year of Manufacture: 1999 (Certificate of Authenticity)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol, Detachable Magazine Fed with Thumb and Grip Safeties
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked with the crossed cannon logo followed by “SPRINGFIELD ARMORY” and “SPRINGFIELD / Custom”. The left side of the slide is marked “PROFESSIONAL / CAL .45” and “CRG225”. The chamber is marked “NOWLIN 45 ACP” and the bottom is hand inscribed “225”. The right side of the frame is marked “SPRINGFIELD INC / GENESEO IL USA / CRG225” and is also marked “CAL .45” on the dust cover. The interior flat at the rear of the slide is marked “225 CC / M M”. The side of the bushing, obscured by the slide, is inscribed with the last three digits of the serial number, “225”. The slide stop is marked “225”. The barrel link is inscribed with the last three digits of the serial number, “225”. The right side of the trigger guard is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a white dot and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a Novaks Lo-Mount sight with two dots and is dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood panels. There are no major defects, just light handling wear. The checkering is sharpThe grips rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: “Black T”, as per Springfields website.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there is stubborn fouling that should clean up.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. A few of the edges have some light wear. There is a light takedown mark on the frame. There is standard operational wear. The markings are strong and clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp and has a short reset. The slide to frame fit is snug. 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 are a certificate of authenticity and an 8-round magazine.
Our Assessment: This is a Springfield Armory 1911 Professional pistol in .45 that boasts a host of additional features over its original 100 year old design. The Professional was originally developed for an FBI RFP which designated a pistol which would feed any commercial hollow-point, flat nose or semi-wadcutter ammunition, 50,000 round warranty, fire three consecutive 10-shot groups of 1.5″ or less at 25 yards from a Ransom rest, 20,000 round test period followed by another accuracy test with less than 15% reduction in accuracy, and a MRBF no greater than 2,500. After testing, the Springfield submission was the only candidate to meet these stringent requirements. As good, capitalist Americans, Springfield not only produced these pistols for the FBI contract, they offered them on the civilian market as well. In addition to “standard” custom features such as extended beavertail grip safety, ambidextrous thumb safety, skeletonized hammer and trigger, hand checkered 20 LPI frontstrap and mainspring housing, the pistol also had more subtle features such as a slightly recessed slide-stop pin which would not be accidentally knocked out of place, slightly extended magazine release button, beveled magazine well and, perhaps most importantly, individually hand fit barrel, bushing, slide and slide-stop. Needless to say, this was a pistol produced in the Springfield Custom shop and all of the commercial produced Professionals were held to the same strict standards as the FBI contract pistols. This pistol is in Excellent condition with wear consistent with being shot a few times and meticulously maintained. If you’re looking for a performance 1911, specifically designed for life-or-death reliability, you can’t do much better than this. Please see our photos and good luck!