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Old 07-11-2019, 06:46 PM
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Default Remington Rand &Flannery barrel

I have a Remington Rand 1911 with a serial number in the 929,000 serial range.

From what I understand it was made in early 1943.

It has a type 1 slide with the words "New York" and apparently this slide is possible for this serial number.

The word,"No" just before the serial number is underlined and I believe this dates the piece as being made prior to May 1943

The pistol is not parkerized and I think it has the original Du Lite blued finish

The barrel is a Flannery barrel and from what I have read this barrel would only have been used by Remington Rand starting in 1944

So my question is: Is it possible that this is the original barrel?

I have a friend who bought over $100,000 worth of US military gun parts and he has a number of High Standard, Colt, Springfield Armory and Flannery barrels

The barrel on my pistol has some dark areas in the lands and I want to get a mint replacement barrel.

Should I get a mint Flannery barrel or a High Standard? Or maybe a Colt?

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Old 07-11-2019, 06:51 PM
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Chances are it would have had a High Standard or possibly even a Colt large G barrel. Colt supplied barrels to RR at first until HS could get a supply to them. Would not have had a Flannery that early. Colt would be the most correct I suppose but since neither is original, either is fine
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:56 PM
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Chances are it would have had a High Standard or possibly even a Colt large G barrel. Colt supplied barrels to RR at first until HS could get a supply to them. Would not have had a Flannery that early. Colt would be the most correct I suppose but since neither is original, either is fine

If this was your pistol what replacement barrel would you prefer?
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:26 AM
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I thought you lived in CANADA?
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:35 AM
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I thought you lived in CANADA?

I do.

The pistol did not come from the CMP.

I got the gun from a gunsmith friend. He bought it from an old lady who found it fully loaded cocked and locked in her attic.

The gun belonged to the old lady's late husband who registered it in the early 50s.

The pistol probably sat in that attic for 50 years.

The gun was loaded with 1942 dated ammo.

The late husband was a World War 2 veteran and somehow he got hold of a US pistol when he was in Europe.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:38 AM
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cool ! Great find.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:49 AM
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cool ! Great find.

I bought the pistol several years ago and I just put it away. But reading these CMP threads re-awkened my interest and I went looking for the gun. She was hiding behind a number of Garands.

Thebearpack helped me and he explained that the pistol was made in January 1943.

The barrel dates from 1944 and is not the original barrel. But during the war Flannery barrels were often used to replace barrels that were damaged by corrosive primed ammo.

The correct barrel was probably a Colt "G" marked barrel and I can get one in perfect shape--for a price

With the Colt "G" barrel, it will be a correct 1911A1

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