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Old 08-03-2019, 03:59 PM
doubletee2 doubletee2 is offline
 
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Default RR over 1918 Colt

Here's my 1911 Service Grade received 02/08/2019. My RGN was 8320.



https://photos.app.goo.gl/15dVNQBVVMWRoyaG6

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Old 08-06-2019, 06:46 PM
Sooner4Life Sooner4Life is offline
 
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Default Remington Rand 1911A1

https://imgur.com/a/uyWZR1h?s=sms

Here is my received Remington Rand 1911A1. Thanks to theBearpack, I know the frame was shipped in June 1944.

I am certainly not a 1911 expert and trying to find more info on the slide and weapon as a whole. I think the slide may predate the frame but not sure. The slide has “New York” spelled out indicating a Type 1? Also, I read RR slides are supposed to be blank on the right side—but this one has M1911A1 US Army stamped on the right side. Was this done during a rebuild perhaps? I also do not see any cross cannons on the frame anywhere.

Any info anyone wants to chime in with is welcome!

Thanks!
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Old 08-07-2019, 06:08 PM
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Got my rack attack today thanks CMP
https://imgur.com/a/zPiYFbw
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:05 PM
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Got my rack attack today thanks CMP
https://imgur.com/a/zPiYFbw
That's a great looking pistol...and a rack grade? Nice!
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:25 AM
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Default RR replacement slide

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https://imgur.com/a/uyWZR1h?s=sms

Here is my received Remington Rand 1911A1. Thanks to theBearpack, I know the frame was shipped in June 1944.

I am certainly not a 1911 expert and trying to find more info on the slide and weapon as a whole. I think the slide may predate the frame but not sure. The slide has “New York” spelled out indicating a Type 1? Also, I read RR slides are supposed to be blank on the right side—but this one has M1911A1 US Army stamped on the right side. Was this done during a rebuild perhaps? I also do not see any cross cannons on the frame anywhere.

Any info anyone wants to chime in with is welcome!

Thanks!
Sooner4Life,
Your pistol has an early RR replacement slide. Reference Joe Poyer’s book for Collectors, 3rd ed., page 326. Colt, RR, Ithaca, and US&S all manufactured replacement slides that were marked on the right side such as yours. That requirement ended for all manufacturers in October 1943. Edwards Meadows book, pages 48, 82, 109, and 143 also describes this requirement that ended in October 1943. Only replacement slides were marked on the right hand side. Original slides were blank on the right side.
The crossed cannons, or final ordnance inspection mark, was stamped on all RR receivers at the right rear between the hammer and disconnector pin holes. On my CMP 1944 RR the mark is very faint. From photos posted on this forum that seems to be common. Also, seems to be uneven with the deeper stamp at the top of the mark and less at the bottom.
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:48 PM
Tango 1 Tango 1 is offline
 
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Default My Colt M1911

It was shipped in August 1918. Have one Augusta rebuild but with no date. Appears to be in original black finish. Even though it has an Ithaca slide, finish matches frame. It is possible that it was one of the WW1 Colts sent to Ithaca to assist with the WW II start of production.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrh8ytmpbm...16473.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gy5u055ptz...37987.jpg?dl=0
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:02 AM
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It was shipped in August 1918. Have one Augusta rebuild but with no date. Appears to be in original black finish. Even though it has an Ithaca slide, finish matches frame. It is possible that it was one of the WW1 Colts sent to Ithaca to assist with the WW II start of production.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrh8ytmpbm...16473.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gy5u055ptz...37987.jpg?dl=0
It's a late WWII (or post-WWII) depot level assembly utilizing a COLT WWI receiver (# 437984...1918) & an ITHACA WWII slide.

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If it's got a WWI COLT serial number...

It's a WWI COLT receiver (frame) with a WWII ITHACA slide!!!

If it's got a ITHACA serial number, it might be one of the 6,200 surplus 1911 receivers (these receivers were reclaimed by the Ordnance Salvage Board after production terminated in 1919) that SPRINGFIELD ARMORY shipped to ITHACA in December, 1942. Most of them were unfinished COLT receivers, but some were refurbished receivers with assembly and acceptance marks. If it is an unfinished WWI COLT receiver, it can be easily identified by the letter "H" at the 12 o'clock position from the disconnector hole, which indicated FRANK HOSNER's provisional inspection. Many of these surplus receivers had heart shaped openings in the grip, further indicating they were of WWI production. ITHACA completed the necessary manufacturing operations (to make 'em M1911A1s), including finger clearance cuts behind the trigger, and numbered them in the ITHACA serial range from 856405 to 870000. The remanufacturing program extended into June, 1943. In addition, ITHACA purchased over 7,000 new receivers & more than 2,200 new slides from COLT from the latter half of 1942 through March, 1943, These receivers are usually found in the serial range below 870000. COLT slides can be identified by a small radius cut in the forward left corner of the ejection port. (CLAWSON (3rd Edition) Page 53)




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Old 08-11-2019, 08:08 PM
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Here is my service grade:
Colt SN 34994 frame made in 1913, WGP inspector cartouche, shipped on 6/17/13 to Springfield.
USGI replacement slide with 7790314 marking (from what I understand form internet search means it is hard slide, MFR cage number 26584)
Barrel: Colt 45 auto
Any more info is greatly appreciated.









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Old 08-12-2019, 12:20 AM
Philip_g Philip_g is offline
 
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here's my SG
https://imgur.com/a/t6MT8H0
I don't know anything other than the ship date and where it went (Shipped to Springfield on 2/6/18) thanks to the sticky thread

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