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    Remington Rand 1911A1 1943 Ser 9849XX Mainspring Housing Question

    Guys I'm looking at a 1943 Remington Rand with a Du-lite finish, everything seems to appear correct but one thing that I need to confirm is the correct mainspring housing type, on a 1943 in the Clawson guide it says an early Rand would have checkered, late would 8 rib type. Is the 1943 considered to be late or early? Which housing would be correct, cause the 1943 is sporting an 8 rib housing. My gut is saying checkered is correct.

    Thanks, David

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    For as much as I know on early RR checkered MSH is correct until around #1'360xxx, 1'380xxx (1944) than 8 ribs, to EOP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikecp View Post
    For as much as I know on early RR checkered MSH is correct until around #1'360xxx, 1'380xxx (1944) than 8 ribs, to EOP.
    Thanks Mike!

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    Had a similar question too when I came into my Rem-Rand 1911A1.

    My research indicated that RR, as a war-time expedient measure, stopped checkering on the MSH and the slide release tab at about the 1.2 mil serial #, switching instead to doing serrations on those parts (or what you call "ribs.")

    My RR is an all correct 1.5mil (early '44), and both the SS and MSH have serrations.

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    Checkered is the only right answer IMO.

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