Wednesday, February 22, 2012

1944 mfg Remington Rand 1911A1

with some fairly unfortunate modifications...
Of course, without the modifications, this would have been at least a $1500 gun and probably would not have been in the gun case. As it is, with the re-parkerize, the pac grips, the goofy rubberized mainspring housing and the damn pac pad on the bottom of the General Shaver, probably original, magazine... it was worth a LE trade-in Beretta 96 and a little bit of cash.

Shoots great, hope to have the correct grips for it soon, will probably hunt down a magazine that does not have two tapped holes in its floor plate, and am searching for the correct, 8 ribbed, arched mainspring housing. And, this finishes my search for a 1940's 1911.

It does have the correct HS stamped barrel, checkered trigger, checkered hammer, checkered thumb safety and Edit... The mag release is appropriately checkered and the slide release is ribbed.

4 comments:

  1. They may the originals here


    https://www.simpsonltd.com/index.php?cPath=201_262

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  2. Great stuff Zach, appreciate it.

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  3. Sounds like a good deal you made and I bet it turns out to be a good shooter too!

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  4. I am pretty happy with it Wilson; and, it easily shoots minute of cinder block at 25 yards.

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