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Lot 3617: Remington-Rand 1911A1 Pistol 45 ACP

Exceptional Late World War II 1945 Production Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 U.S. Army Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 7, 2012

Lot 3617: Remington-Rand 1911A1 Pistol 45 ACP

Exceptional Late World War II 1945 Production Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 U.S. Army Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: September 7, 2012

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,500
Price Realized:

Exceptional Late World War II 1945 Production Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 U.S. Army Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Remington-Rand
Model: 1911A1
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Grip: plastic
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 215
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This is an example of a late 1945 production Remington-Rand Model 1911A1 pistol. According to sources the last pistol manufactured by Remington-Rand was numbered 2,465,139, this pistol being numbered 2,445,999. The left side of the slide is marked with the third type legend "REMINGTON RAND INC./SYRACUSE, N.Y. U.S.A." and the "P" proof is marked on top centered between the ejection port and rear sight. The right side of the frame is stamped with an Ordnance Wheel cartouche behind the grips, "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" over the serial number behind the slide stop hole and "M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY" in front of the slide stop pin hole. The left side of the frame is stamped with "FJA" the inspector mark for Frank J. Atwood with a "P" near the magazine release. It has the checkered stamped trigger, checkered hammer with narrow spur, checkered thumb safety, serrated slide catch, serrated arched mainspring housing with nine grooves and Keyes Fibre grips with the narrow reinforcement ring around the screw holes, mold numbers 23 and 27. It is fitted with a proper blue finish barrel marked with the "P" proof on the left side and "HS", indicating High Standard manufacture, on the right side of the lug. This pistol has a blue finish magazine marked on the bottom of the base "19200-/ASSY 5508694/MFR. 1M291".

Rating Definition:

Excellent plus with 99% plus original finish, showing very slight sharp edge wear on the tops of the sights and muzzle end of the slide, with a few scattered very minor scratches. The grips are excellent with sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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