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Old 04-30-2016, 05:20 PM
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Picked up this Remington Rand from our classifieds.
Had the shoulder rig and some grip panels pretty close to issued.
1944 Remington Rand. Function is flawless w/230gr ball.
Pistol was re-parked sometime in it's life the job was very
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Very nice example. I was wondering if there are any rebuild stamps on the left side of the frame?
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if I am reading the ser nr right it shipped in late 1944. very nice find. lee
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That's a beaut! Great picture with the M3 holster and vintage ammo.
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A lot of nostalgia there, collector value, and still good to shoot a snake or a burglar!

I sometimes carried one of those in the USAF in preference to a .38, when we had the choice. I preferred a Colt that I had in Newfoundland, but the R-R was as reliable.

I later bought a Lend-Lease Colt. It wasn't as accurate as my civilian .45's, let alone the Gold Cup, but would stay in about five inches at 25 yards. That's enough for most battle needs.
Might have done better if I'd tried more brands of ammo.
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Very nice example. I was wondering if there are any rebuild stamps on the left side of the frame?
No arsenal re-work stamps...


Closer shot...

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Super nice pistol and you have to love a WWII 1911.
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I cannot make out the SN from your picture, so it is not possible to confirm if the frame SN is consistent with R-R manufacture. The full list is here: Model 1911A1 Dates of Production

When these went through arsenal rebuild and refinish, there was usually some arsenal mark stamped on them. Arsenals did not have any reason to keep original parts together, so it is not unusual to find mismatched slides and frames. R-R manufactured more M1911A1s than any other manufacturer, so they are the most commonly found. Aside from the 500 made by Singer, the most uncommon is Union Switch and Signal. I had one of those at one time. P.S. - the GI ammo box is from after WWII (1954-69). More contemporary with Vietnam use. Most WWII .45 ACP ammo had steel cases.

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I cannot make out the SN from your picture, so it is not possible to confirm if the frame SN is consistent with R-R manufacture. The full list is here: Model 1911A1 Dates of Production

When these went through arsenal rebuild and refinish, there was usually some arsenal mark stamped on them. Arsenals did not have any reason to keep original parts together, so it is not unusual to find mismatched slides and frames. R-R manufactured more M1911A1s than any other manufacturer, so they are the most commonly found. Aside from the 500 made by Singer, the most uncommon is Union Switch and Signal. I had one of those at one time. P.S. - the GI ammo box is from after WWII.
First thing you always check on a USGI is the serial number
and the inspectors mark.
This one is 1969xxx.....within the RR range.
The inspectors mark is also correct.
I am hip the ammo is not WWII vintage.
No clue as to who did the re-park.
There are no arsenal rework stamps.
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Very nice, very, very nice. Thank you for posting.
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I've got Rem-Rand s/n 1799xxx. 1944, also. All original, I got it from the son of the army vet that unpacked it in the Pacific. There are a few light scratches IN the Parkerizing, but none that got through to the steel below. The soldier was a veterinarian officer who took care of Army mules in the Philipines after Doug returned.

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"The soldier was a veterinarian officer who took care of Army mules in the Philipines after Doug returned."

A fellow Auburn student friend of mine was attending on an Army ROTC scholarship. He was a vet science major. Since the Army no longer has mules or horses, they use veterinarians as food inspectors.
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Thank you for sharing. When I see this stuff, I see my dad chasing Rommel across North Africa, and, at times, the reverse; and him in Britain for the buildup and following the souls of Normandy (and the rest) into France, and beyond into history. I have no words that can describe how I worship the greatest generation the world has known. They kept us safe.
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