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Old 05-13-2021, 11:00 AM
Hartinarmz Hartinarmz is offline
 
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All I can add at this point is the FK is a '50's RIA rebuild.
Poyer's book reverse's the EB (Elmer Burkje) earlier, with FK Frank Krank (later) dates at RIA.
Enjoy, nice pistol I would love to receive!
Awesome! Thank you for the updated info, I was using coolgunsite.com. I'm just happy it's an early rebuild.

The flaming bomb symbol immediately underneath the serial number looks exactly like the US Army Ordnance Corp collar brass if that helps. I'll take better, more detailed photos once I have it in hand.

Upon further inspection, I may have to retract my statement about it being an Ithaca frame. It now appears to be a Remington Rand if I'm reading the serial number correctly. It appears to be "918709", which would make it the 2,304th 1911a1 Remington Rand produced, so that is kind of cool!
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Old 05-13-2021, 02:06 PM
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Think somebody may have reversed the time frames. Internet search indicates FK was 41-46 and EB was 47-58

http://myplace.frontier.com/~aleccorapinski/id9.html

https://www.1911forum.com/threads/fr...ision.1025728/

Airborne,
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Old 05-21-2021, 02:46 PM
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After a nice little all expenses paid vacation courtesy of the US Army, I was finally able to pick up my 1911! It exceeded my expectations. I've attached better photos after cleaning it up a little bit. The slide does not have a serial number behind the firing pin stop and the barrel is marked "COLT 45 AUTO" at approximately 7:30 o'clock with a "G" in front of the lug. I am in love with the wear. And the frame is a Remington Rand, among the first made.






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Old 05-21-2021, 04:21 PM
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Awesome!
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Old 05-21-2021, 06:02 PM
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Think somebody may have reversed the time frames. Internet search indicates FK was 41-46 and EB was 47-58

http://myplace.frontier.com/~aleccorapinski/id9.html

https://www.1911forum.com/threads/fr...ision.1025728/

Airborne,
Mark
I Have read from J.B. these sites are mistaken, and have them reversed. Thus recorded in the Poyer/ Reisch book also. As I remember from J.B. EB died and FK took over as the later RIA inspector post WWII.
Regardless, another nice pistol, Congrats Mr. Hart!

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Old 05-21-2021, 09:17 PM
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this guy has seen some travels since he left the factory! I'd be happy with him too
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Old 05-21-2021, 09:32 PM
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All I can add at this point is the FK is a '50's RIA rebuild.
Poyer's book reverse's the EB (Elmer Burkje) earlier, with FK Frank Krank (later) dates at RIA.
Enjoy, nice pistol I would love to receive!
Actually Frank Krack's service at RIA ended in 1946 when he retired.
See Frank's obit in the Kissimmee Gazette paper in 1963 which mentions his service as Supervising Inspector of Ordnance at RIA prior to his retirement:


Elmer Bjerke took over from 1947-1958.
And here is a nice writeup found in the Moline, IL DISPATCH from June 2012:
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Old 05-22-2021, 02:02 AM
MacTarnahan MacTarnahan is offline
 
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OMG, this is exactly what I would hope for.
Beautiful weapon. I just ordered a Field Grade today (RGN 21757).

I'm going to love what ever I get, but I'm lusting after yours right now.

Thanks for the photos :-)
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Old 05-22-2021, 08:03 AM
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After a nice little all expenses paid vacation courtesy of the US Army, I was finally able to pick up my 1911! It exceeded my expectations. I've attached better photos after cleaning it up a little bit. The slide does not have a serial number behind the firing pin stop and the barrel is marked "COLT 45 AUTO" at approximately 7:30 o'clock with a "G" in front of the lug. I am in love with the wear. And the frame is a Remington Rand, among the first made.






That's my dream! Rack grade??
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Old 05-23-2021, 05:26 PM
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kfields
Thanks for doing the research to the RIA inspector question.
Even if it proves I can't trust my faulty memory. Now lets see, what did I walk in this room for?
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