Thursday, February 23, 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.


  1. They may the originals here

  2. Great stuff Zach, appreciate it.

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

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