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Old 05-06-2021, 04:57 PM
USriflecal30 USriflecal30 is offline
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Tellico Plains TN
Posts: 381
Default Also rolled the dice on a rack grade

I got an fresh 1978 Anniston rebuild service grade in round 1. Wife just got a rack grade in round 2 (RGN was just over 21000). I think it's cool. Hoped to get something with more of a "been there done that" look than the freshie (which I also love). What I guess should be original finish, but very much worn, but no scratches, no bad dings, a painted rack number. Can even see the very faint crossed cannons on rear of frame. No rebuild stamps. Remington Rand frame, with very light but clear serial number. Colt slide with sharp stamps too. The wear on the two matches perfectly. Sure looks like the mag release, thumb safety and slide release are blued, certainly fresher than the frame/slide? The barrel is blue or black park with a P on the left side and C in a square on the right side of the lug (haven't looked up the barrel manu yet, but I'm sure someone can chime in). Barrel rifling looks great, muzzle is a little dinged up. But barrel/bushing and frame/slide fit are just as good as my service grade.

Thank you CMP!

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Old 05-06-2021, 05:17 PM
Tothemax Tothemax is offline
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Billings, MT
Posts: 1,363

Looks nice.
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:18 PM
NambuKijiro NambuKijiro is offline
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 7

Looks great! I hardly see anyone share Rack Grades so I felt a bit nervous when I ordered one yesterday. Hoping it turns out as well as yours! This only makes the wait that much more difficult.

Here's hoping I get the confirmation soon, I haven't seen anyone contacted yesterday post that theirs have shipped yet.
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Old 05-06-2021, 05:37 PM
thielenjp thielenjp is offline
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Iowa
Posts: 164

Very nice rack. I'm not sure what I'll say when the call comes. Leaning towards a rack or field....

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Old 05-06-2021, 05:50 PM
brinkalink18 brinkalink18 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: North Texas
Posts: 59

Very nice! I hope to get a similar looking one; I like the worn, original finish as well.
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:02 PM
AtkRWC AtkRWC is offline
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: South Texas
Posts: 40

Oh wow. That is nice and love the look.
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:28 PM
kevin08 kevin08 is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: FL
Posts: 256

Very nice. I'm sure "the wife" is thrilled. I'm torn between rack and field. Should be getting the call tomorrow or Monday.
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Old 05-06-2021, 07:20 PM
JPW99 JPW99 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Indiana
Posts: 97

I hope there is a rack grade left when I get the call I am at 26k hope they last till then it is about all I can afford I also rather have the been there done that look . good luck to every body
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:47 PM
soshuman soshuman is offline
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 6

Nice! I was completely decided on SG when I received the email with my RGN. My thought was that if I could only have one, then make sure it was the best. Now, like others have stated, I'm torn between RG & FG. Not that I would snov a SG, but I'm liking what I see more and more. Thanks for posting
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Old 05-06-2021, 10:57 PM
Ma Deuce Ma Deuce is offline
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Daytona Beach,Fla
Posts: 208

I love the Rack and Field Grades there more original than the Service Grades I think. I like the original look V.S. the Sandblasted or how ever they refinish them and then add the new finish.
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