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09-06-2009, 01:09 AM
i have come across an engraved 1911a1
that has cromed slide and frame with gold trigger and hammer.
marked:"United States Property no.1931300"
"M1911A1 US army"
and on the other side: "Remington Rand Inc"
"Syracuse, N.Y. U.S.A."
can anybody tell me about this particular weapon?
09-06-2009, 01:20 AM
"gussied up" by a former owner.
Remington-Rands were a staple of WWII, not real exceptional.
Only significance would be if the SN was traced to a well known figure???
Strip it and look closely for additional maks as to who the engraver was. migth turn a lead for the owner of that time period.
09-06-2009, 09:12 PM
It was made in late 1944. As far as I'm concerned, someone totally ruined a perfectly good Military sidearm by doing the engraving and chrome plating to it. But I guess thats just my opinion.
By late WWII, RR was making the best quality, least expensive pistol of all the contractors at that time.
09-06-2009, 09:40 PM
The popularity of the gold and nickel finishes date back to the late 1940's and early 50's. Many an old Colt SAA was ruined during that time by being engraved, then nickel plated with a gold hammer, trigger, and cylinder.
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