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-   -   Anyone ever got rack #'s on grips? (http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=249089)

ACampComLegacy 07-19-2019 06:21 AM

Anyone ever got rack #'s on grips?
 
Got this one a few years ago; only 2nd time I've ever seen rack #'s on sidearm...

Anyone else?

https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...8f&oe=5DBDAE3C

cmp1911admin 07-19-2019 06:23 AM

rack #
 
I got a bunch of them:D

majorfa 07-19-2019 06:27 AM

Now that is funny

Shomway 07-19-2019 06:38 AM

One here.....http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=249084

ACampComLegacy 07-19-2019 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cmp1911admin (Post 1851383)
I got a bunch of them:D

No pics; no #'d grips :p :p :p

ed.:
That's humor boss...

ldnaar 11-10-2019 11:38 AM

Is there any additional information on grip rack #'s? I recently received this Remington Rand CMP 1911 with B 14 on the left hand grip, and am curious if the grip rack numbers provide any additional historical information. Also any insight on the "38" on the upper right hand slide? TIA
http://www.imgurupload.com/images/20...0/IMG_0007.jpg
http://www.imgurupload.com/images/20...0/IMG_0009.jpg
http://www.imgurupload.com/images/20...0/IMG_0008.jpg

MajDave 11-10-2019 07:02 PM

There was really no regularity on how units marked their weapons. Each of the different units I have been in marked their weapons differently. Usually stenciled on the grips for pistols or on the butt stocks for rifles. The arms rooms and vaults were usually poorly lit and the small serial numbers were very difficult to see when issuing weapons. The fix was to have a stenciled number that corresponded to the serial number. upon turn in the armorer would usually have a flashlight to verify serial number. Your pistol could have been assigned to B Company but no real way of telling what unit it belonged to with just the rack number. The number on the frame was just another way of putting a rack number on the weapon. At the time I served, the only guidance that I recall was the rack number was not to be permanent and a stenciled or painted number was considered a removable marking.

Wakko 11-10-2019 10:38 PM

Mine has a painted one on the frame itself.

ldnaar 11-11-2019 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MajDave (Post 1884426)
There was really no regularity on how units marked their weapons. Each of the different units I have been in marked their weapons differently. Usually stenciled on the grips for pistols or on the butt stocks for rifles. The arms rooms and vaults were usually poorly lit and the small serial numbers were very difficult to see when issuing weapons. The fix was to have a stenciled number that corresponded to the serial number. upon turn in the armorer would usually have a flashlight to verify serial number. Your pistol could have been assigned to B Company but no real way of telling what unit it belonged to with just the rack number. The number on the frame was just another way of putting a rack number on the weapon. At the time I served, the only guidance that I recall was the rack number was not to be permanent and a stenciled or painted number was considered a removable marking.

Thank you for this information. These markings add to the history of these guns. While my husband (RNG 3031)received a beautiful service grade Remington Rand frame and slide, we both agree my field grade R/R has a lot more character with the original finish and various markings. When I received "the call" (RNG 9931) I was only offered Field or Rack grades. The FFL told us it was not as nice as our first one, so I was disappointed, but after seeing and examining the gun, I couldn't be happier. Thank you CMP. We never thought we would be fortunate enough to own a piece of military history, let alone two of them.

Uncle Mike 11-11-2019 09:12 AM

Hi, I received one, and lately have seen several. Mine looks like yellow grease pencil and the others I have seen, one on CMP Auction also looked the same. Mine looks like "48" the CMP one was marke "4" using the same closed top "4". Interesting to me is that they were all "SA" marked and 1911's, regards, Mike

PS: This is conjecture on my part and it may mean nothing,:)

https://i.imgur.com/Yh9YcS1b.jpg


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