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Old 11-21-2020, 12:34 PM
kbuilta kbuilta is offline
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Rock Island, IL
Posts: 227

RGN 17348, Asked for Service Grade when called on 29 October 2020.


What arrived:
  • Ithaca frame 1826378 / Colt slide
  • Frame stamped FJA and P for the proof. Also the little 'devil's head' Ithaca stamp on left side front end of the trigger guard.
  • No Arsenal rebuild stamps anywhere but finish is so good it must have been refinished at some point and all the parts were certainly changed.
  • Ithaca shipping records available online seem to indicate it's a 1944 frame but shipped February 19, 1945 to Belle Meade ASF Depot - Belle Meade, N.J. From there, who knows?
  • Slide is heat treated at the muzzle end but not at the slide stop notches which all-knowing Internet sources indicate that the slide dates between 1937 and mid-1943.
  • The Colt Slide is marked with its matching Colt frame's serial number: 753704. Records indicate it was shipped as part of that Colt pistol to Springfield on December 10, 1941 - the first shipment after Pearl Harbor. I think I'm not going to 'correct' this pistol with some Ithaca slide - too much history!
  • Slide has some markings underneath that appear to be inspector stamps: G, 2, U and maybe a V. Forgot to pull the firing pin plate off to check for the outside chance of a Colt SN underneath, given its apparent age - will do that later.
  • Replacement barrel 7791193 with .45 AUTO and 85 also stamped. With TZ 17 P on one side of link lug and M on the other side.
  • Replacement grips numbered 5564062 and 5564063 which I think make the "Cold War grips"?
  • Slide release and hammer are checkered so apparently not Ithaca. Slide release and thumb safety have a different finish, too.

So, a really, really nice mixmaster that looks good and is nice and tight - not a rattle trap at all. Looking forward to cleaning her up, lubing properly and taking her to the pistol range.

Thanks, CMP!! Very happy.
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:06 PM
BaseCamp BaseCamp is offline
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 7

Service Grade 1944 Colt Frame and Colt Slide. Honored to be the new custodian.

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Old 12-02-2020, 07:34 PM
spalding spalding is offline
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: IL
Posts: 101

Field grade Aug. 1943 Remington Rand slide and frame. Asked for a worn one with rack numbers. CMP delivers. Two rebuilds, SA, and Anniston in Oct. 75.
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Old 12-02-2020, 09:42 PM
Capt.Tom Capt.Tom is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Treasure Coast, FL
Posts: 286

Originally Posted by spalding View Post
Field grade Aug. 1943 Remington Rand slide and frame. Asked for a worn one with rack numbers. CMP delivers. Two rebuilds, SA, and Anniston in Oct. 75.
My wife's 1911 has a very close serial number a went through Anniston 12/75

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Old 12-11-2020, 12:47 AM
ss-gar ss-gar is offline
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Posts: 9
Default Colt Service Grade

I just got mine today, ordered the service grade.

I tried to keep my expectations in check, and I'm not dissapointed one bit. Colt frame, SN 1713972, GHD inspected, looks like all stamps and SN are sharp, except for Ordanance crossed cannons that are faint. Looks consistent with Parko-Lubrite for a late 1944 Colt. Mainspring housing is checkered like an earlier Colt, hammer and safety are checkered, slide stop is serrated. Remington Rand slide (third type) and a replacement barrel (1990).

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Old 12-14-2020, 12:18 PM
Fogtripper Fogtripper is offline
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UT
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Originally Posted by TW56 View Post
It looks like the right grip may have possibly spent time in the same arms room as ss-gar and D. Lupini 1911A1.

I thought I saw a similar color and style left grip rack number but I can not seem to find or locate the pics or thread again.

This CMP pistol was shipped by CMP on 12-7-2020.
Thanks for looking,

Which grade was it?
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Old 12-16-2020, 11:40 PM
KJT KJT is offline
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 12

Service Grade, received December 15, 2020.
Colt frame, Colt slide.
Colt frame shipped to Springfield Armory January 22-29, 1945 (Thanks thebearcat!)
Replacement barrel dated 1990.

Link to photo: CMP 1911A1

Last edited by KJT; 12-17-2020 at 01:31 AM.
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Old 12-17-2020, 12:01 AM
KJT KJT is offline
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Location: CT
Posts: 12
Default Colt 1911 S/N:72087

This Colt 1911 is on display at the Museum of Military History in Vienna, Austria.
Thanks to thebearpack, we know it originally shipped to Rock Island on May 2, 1914.

Link to photo: Colt 1911 S/N:72087

Last edited by KJT; 12-17-2020 at 01:31 AM.
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Old 12-17-2020, 09:56 AM
Iron Rider Iron Rider is offline
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 466

My wife's 1911 arrived a couple weeks back...

Originally Posted by Iron Rider View Post

Packet sent: 9/12/2018 USPS (FFL included and emailed)
Packet received: delivered to the mail room at 11:56 am on September 17, 2018
Lottery Number assigned: 18,068 (received 03/07/2019)
Contact that it is her turn: 11/23/20 12/3/20 (phone tag)
Shipped: 12/7/20
Received: 12/8/20
Make received: Remington Rand w/Colt slide
Model received: 1911A1
Serial Number received: 17573xx
Grade received: Service
Here's her 1944 RR/Colt (below) with my 1943 Colt/RR (above, received 2 years ago, RNG 1507):

A nice dark park, no arsenal marks I can find:


Magazine - a Mec-Gar that appears little-used:

She is way happy with it... I'm looking forward to heading out to the range with her! It's interesting mine is a Colt/RR, hers is RR/Colt. Colors don't quite match though...
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Old 12-18-2020, 08:38 PM
into the sun into the sun is offline
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 342
Default Field Grade Remington Rand

Received this 1911A1 Remington Rand today, just under the wire for a 2020 delivery. My number was 18343 and I sure was holding my breath this week. I went with a field grade as I was hoping for more of an original look and I am not disappointed. I asked Autumn to tell the armorer to pick one like they were going to keep it personally.

Been through two rebuild it appears. Still looking at the parts, looks mostly RR and the barrel is HS marked. I have plenty of Garands, but this 1911 world is all new to me.

Italian made mag, ha.


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