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Old 01-12-2022, 02:33 PM
airbuspete airbuspete is offline
 
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Default What would cause these marks?

I just received my rack grade Remington Rand yesterday. Looks like I didn't get one as nice as the other rack grades I've seen posted. At least it has both a RR slide and frame. It looks like someone took a ball peen hammer to the area where the grip safety meets the frame. A careless armorer maybe?
The barrel seems almost new, from 1985?
Thanks for any opinions!
Pete
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Old 01-12-2022, 03:10 PM
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Id be happy with that one, but it does look like someone hammered the hell of of it.
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Old 01-12-2022, 03:20 PM
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Someone that doesn't know how to remove a thumb safety. More common on the slide stop.
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Old 01-12-2022, 03:21 PM
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You did well!! Shoot it and enjoy!!
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Old 01-12-2022, 03:44 PM
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Maybe it looks worse in person, but from your pictures it looks like a winner. I'd be more than happy with that one.
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Old 01-12-2022, 05:19 PM
M1A Rifleman M1A Rifleman is offline
 
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I have seen these before and assumed it was from a holstered pistol being banged around on something hard.

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Old 01-12-2022, 06:16 PM
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These were tools of war, used for much, much more than discharging bullets. Think of these USGI pistols as Swiss Army knives. They were used for shooting, hammering, prying, grappling, hurling, cracking walnuts, etc... Every scar, scratch and ding is a sign of use.
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Old 01-12-2022, 06:47 PM
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Thanks everyone. This pistol is growing on me! I knew before ordering a rack grade what I was getting into (I have a rack grade M1 garand), I just was initially disappointed by those specific marks and can certainly live with it. I'm going to take it to the range tomorrow hopefully.
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Old 01-12-2022, 07:39 PM
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Id bet money it was used as a hammer. If it doesnt grow on you, let me know. I could easily live with that one.
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Old 01-13-2022, 03:27 PM
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Someone that doesn't know how to remove a thumb safety. More common on the slide stop.
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