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Old 02-07-2019, 12:02 PM
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I see its more challenging, but if there is any chance. Remington Rand frame is what it was marked as. S# 1934695 . If possible ..Ty
RRs are easy; it's Ithacas that can be tough. Shipped early November 1944. No records exist to tell us where however.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:37 PM
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If Remington Rand pistols can be searched mine is 2228246. It's my CMP pistol.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:55 PM
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Default another remington rand

Can you tell me about Remington Rand sn:1793353, its not a CMP 1911A1 had it for years, thanks in advance.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:17 PM
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Since there's some renewed interest in this thread I'll summarize what's available for the big 4 manufacturers:

Colt - Usually where and when it originally shipped though not all were shipped in numeric order so there are some guesstimates.

RR & USS - Fairly accurate month/year of shipping but nothing else.

Ithaca - Possibly specific dates and destinations but the records are a mess so there's no guarantee. Some are easy, some are completely illegible.

Happy to look when I'm in front of the computer but need the entire SN.

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If Remington Rand pistols can be searched mine is 2228246. It's my CMP pistol.
April 1945

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Can you tell me about Remington Rand sn:1793353, its not a CMP 1911A1 had it for years, thanks in advance.
September 1944
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:23 PM
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COLT 260207. Thank for the info, if any, on my “safe queen”!
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:35 PM
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COLT 260207. Thank for the info, if any, on my “safe queen”!
3/27/18 in a 3,900 gun shipment to Springfield.
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:12 PM
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Wow! Thanks. "Over Here, Over There...."
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:12 PM
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Colt 47721 sold it back in 1999 but I am curious.

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9/29/1913 to rock island
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:24 PM
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I have an odd one, #46352X. No longer any collectors value as an issued piece as it has been hard chromed and peep sights added; however, may be of some collectors value as for what it is. Seems that sometime back, according to some old gunsmiths I've talked to, some western lawmen had peep sights installed on 1911s, in particular Texas Rangers. While at the Texas Rangers museum back in the late 1980s, I asked about 1911s with peep sights with the curator and he said he had heard of a few old rangers who had this modification made to their 1911s, but didn't have an example at the museum. He also said he had heard that a lot of older sheriffs and deputies with aged eyes modified theirs as well. This one shows hard use and holster wear, so it was not just someones idea to chrome it up for an occasional shooter, it was carried often and used a lot. It has an arched mainspring housing and a short trigger.

I acquired this one in 1986, in a large estate sale of firearms, mostly milsurps. I had mentioned the 1911 to Major Dick Culver at one of the GCA Conventions and later followed with photographs, asking him if he owned it if he would do anything to it or leave it as is. Dick said he had also heard the story about some western lawmen adding the peep sights to 1911s, and he wouldn't alter it at all and leave it just as it is. He said that one day I might find out more information and regret changing it. He seemed to remember an article in a gun magazine years ago about these modifications and the gunsmiths who made them.

I know this one is not an as issued piece, but I could post some photos later this evening if appropriate. Anyone have any ideas about these modifications?

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Old 02-07-2019, 05:21 PM
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Thanks MajorD.

Richard
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