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Old October 16th, 2019, 06:49 AM   #16
 
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I just ended up with your guns brother. Mine came from a paratrooper. Needs new springs and a little TLC after living in a holster since it came home from WWII.




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Old October 16th, 2019, 02:45 PM   #17
 
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My first 1911 was a Remington Rand I bought at the Sembach AB Rod and Gun club back in 1968. Paid $50 for it. It was a total clunker. You could hardly see any rifling in the barrel. It patterned, not grouped but it was mine and I loved shooting it.
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Beautiful. Thank you.
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Nice 1911 for sure.
My dad worked for Remington Rand in Syracuse New York back in the war years. He did inspection work and test firing. He told of one gun going full auto and emptying the magazine.
About 20 years ago I bought a nice RR 1911 at a gun show for $350.00. I never fired it but gave it to my son so he will always have the connection to his Grandfather.
My wife got lucky and won a CMP RR 1911A1 s/n 223460x shipped in April 1945 to HI. I wonder if your dad tested it? It did get an overhaul at ANAD around '80 something. Sure hope the Army releases some more of these.

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Beautiful pistol and while I appreciate the history of the piece, I wouldn't want to own it. I'm not in the least a collector so the urge to start modifying things would be overwhelming! Anyone that goes near that pistol with a dremel tool should probably be horse whipped!
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In the '60's I was actually issued a RR. Being in a Construction Engineers Unit, we didn't always get the newest equipment, especially weapons. I could shake mine and listen to it rattle, but the 'ol girl actually shot very good, especially for it's condition.
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In the '60's I was actually issued a RR. Being in a Construction Engineers Unit, we didn't always get the newest equipment, especially weapons. I could shake mine and listen to it rattle, but the 'ol girl actually shot very good, especially for it's condition.
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Shot a lot of 1911's from different manufacturers. Don't remember ever having one that didn't rattle. Only failed to qualify expert once when a cold front came in overnight before qual day. Missed it by 3 points that day and had to settle for Sharp Shooter.

Love these old girls. My Auto Ordnance MilSpec has a bit of rattle to it but my Kimber 3" is tight. Both are good shooters.
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Love the mismatched grips.
Wrong grips on mine for sure!
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I had one, S/N 223xxxx. My father got it from the CMP in the late 1950s for $30, IIRC. He gave it to me before I went on active duty in 1968. I gave it to my son when he got commissioned in 2007. Truly a rattletrap, but it always went bang.
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Very nice Remington Rand, I have one also, my dadís from WW2.
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