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Lot 2812: Blued Experimental Series Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Pistol

Auction Date: October 7, 2021

Scarce Experimental Series Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Blue Finish and "ERRS" Serial Number Prefix

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Scarce Experimental Series Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Blue Finish and "ERRS" Serial Number Prefix

Manufacturer: Remington-Rand
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 544
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

This experimental series of pistols, like the demonstration series, are believed to have been produced sometime after mid-1943, and were primarily utilized to test changes in production with the goals of improving efficiency and quality. It is believed that less than 100 experimental pistols were produced in this series. Many of the pistols in this series show features that never made it to full production, such as No. ERRS 38, pictured on p. 315 of "Colt .45 Service Pistols: Models of 1911 and 1911A1" by Clawson, which is fitted with an experimental pair of black plastic grips. This example, No. ERRS 35, appears to have been a test of a more polished blue finish, which was a major departure from the matte parkerized finish present on most Remington-Rand produced 1911A1 pistols. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection

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