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Old 09-13-2021, 08:54 PM
JW_Pepper JW_Pepper is offline
 
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Default Field Grade M1911A1 - June '45

From what I understand, my Wife received an original not-reparked, not-rebuilt June 1945 Remington Rand. I've read "Some are rebuilt without the marks" but a forum member pointed out to me that bullet feed ramps with original milling and not polished smooth are an indication of an un-rebuilt 1911.

Would love to hear what y'all think. Does everything look in order or is anything out of place?

I hoped for "as original as possible" and "dark color". Reading the forum, you get one or the other...never both. Unless it's an Auction item.
My old school Southern girl is happy she received original vs re-worked dark.

https://imgur.com/a/Ido8rqA
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:18 PM
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Very nice late RR, congratulations!

Just my personal opinion (and I am not an expert at all), the frame looks in original finish. However the slide does not look like period correct (seems from an earlier RR).
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:30 PM
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I hope it's not the only time you've heard it, but your wife is a lucky woman! That's an excellent pistol.
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:32 PM
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I would say that in the army (as an MP), I more than once cleaned my feed ramp, aggressively. I'd always heard that the feed ramp was important, so kept it shiny.
However, I'd say this is exactly the type I carried many times at Ft Polk, in Hawaii, etc
It looks as original as you'd get, which was probably a Vietnam rebuild or two, but thats not a negative, it meant it was meant for duty with the soldiers who protect us
But could be original finish.
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:34 PM
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Very nice late RR, congratulations!

Just my personal opinion (and I am not an expert at all), the frame looks in original finish. However the slide does not look like period correct (seems from an earlier RR).
Educate me. How do you determine the slide year?
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:52 PM
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There’s a lot of good info at coolgunsite.com
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Old 09-13-2021, 09:59 PM
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Educate me. How do you determine the slide year?
RR in the serial range 2 million and above have unique Blanchard milling marks on two sides of slide. The milling marks are only seen on late RR.
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:07 PM
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RR in the serial range 2 million and above have unique Blanchard milling marks on two sides of slide. The milling marks are only seen on late RR.
Thompma2929 pointed me to coolgunsite (which I always seem to end up at because of the depth of info) and the Remington Rand stamp is same as version 3. Post 980,000 to end of production.

I'll look it up, but what are 'unique Blanchard milling marks'?
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:43 PM
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Thompma2929 pointed me to coolgunsite (which I always seem to end up at because of the depth of info) and the Remington Rand stamp is same as version 3. Post 980,000 to end of production.

I'll look it up, but what are 'unique Blanchard milling marks'?
Sorry, not easy to post pics on this site. Please see the unique Blanchard milling marks in the following discussion thread (please see the pic in Post #4):

https://www.1911forum.com/threads/cm...911a1.1026479/
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:58 PM
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Sorry, not easy to post pics on this site. Please see the unique Blanchard milling marks in the following discussion thread (please see the pic in Post #4):

https://www.1911forum.com/threads/cm...911a1.1026479/
More than happy to hear an honest opinion. That's what we're here for.
These pics show grind lines. Not angled, but possibly Blanchard? If 'no way' is the answer, so be it, it's a pre 2.4MM slide. Let me know your thoughts.

http://imgur.com/a/3qpZEf4
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