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Old 12-14-2019, 01:30 PM
Chuck44 Chuck44 is offline
 
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Default 1911 Hammer question

Was the extended hammer spur an original part on some Remington Rands or was it added during a rebuild?

https://imgur.com/a/bPR3hzm
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Old 12-14-2019, 03:57 PM
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That particular one was added during a rebuild.

Generally speaking, RRs always had narrow hammers. The very first USGI 1911A1 I ever owned many years ago was a Type II that came from directly from a local Marine's estate and it had wide hammer that I believe to have been a Colt part supplied to RR at startup. Many "experts" at the time told me it was wrong because the books only show narrow hammers.

All that aside, yours was made much too late for a leftover Colt hammer to have been used at the factory.
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Old 12-14-2019, 08:34 PM
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The Remington Rand that the hammer is on doesn’t have any rebuild marks that I can find. Was it just as common for guns to be rebuilt with no marks as with marks in the time they were in service.
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Old 12-14-2019, 08:46 PM
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Yes, it happens. The RR you pictured was refinished and has a replacement hammer so it's safe to say it went through a rebuild (if it's a CMP gun) and it wouldn't necessarily have been marked at the arsenal.
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:20 AM
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My CMP Colt, up & down, is arsenal redone and no redo markings.This Colt has an early A1 receiver with a RR hammer. Nice tight rebuild and better than the A1 Ithaca I carried while in the Army. I had a barrel burst in that Ithaca. Changed out the barrel and in kept on going.
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:32 AM
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My CMP Remington Rand is in the 196,000 range and has been rebuilt. It still has the narrow hammer.

Thanks for the thread, I learn something new here everyday.
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Old 12-15-2019, 10:26 PM
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My CMP July 1944 RR frame and type 3 slide has a Colt wide spur hammer and a Colt barrel. I believe it was in Poyer’s book that I read that Colt supplied hammers and barrels to RR for early production pistols. While I have a later production pistol I believe the Colt parts on my pistol were originally on an early RR. My service grade pistol is a USMC Albany rebuild. It was clearly refinished in dark gray park and used after rebuild based on honest wear. I posted photos back when I received my pistol. RGN 3805 if I recall correctly.m
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