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    Questions regarding newly acquired Rem Rand M1911A1

    I have a few questions regarding my newly acquired '43 Remington Rand. I hope some of the experts here will be willing to oblige.
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    It was advertised as "Original and all complete" however from my limited research I believe that the barrel is incorrect and I suspect the safety may also be incorrect.
    Any feedback is appreciated.
    I purchased this pistol for what I consider a fair price even if these items are not correct, I am simply trying to determine the facts, I am not trying to fault the seller.
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    The Colt Barrel is definitely not original to the pistol (i.e. - it did not leave the factory with that barrel in it); a few of the very early Type I Remington-Rands had Colt barrels (SNs from under 930k). An original barrel for that SN would be a High Standard, marked H S on the right lug. Don't know about safety.

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    Thanks Keith

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    Nice pistol. From what I see everything (but the barrel) looks correct.

    The thumb safety does look correct (Type 3). It is common for the safety, slide stop and mag release to be a darker black color like that. The overall finish appears original and not re-parked.

    This book is amazing resource for 1911 part identification.
    The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols: Joe Poyer, Craig Riesch, Technical Adviser, Karl Karash: 9781882391462: Amazon.com: Books


    What did you pay for it?

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    Thanks for the information joz.
    I actually have that book, that is how I knew about the barrel, but I was confused about the safety info.
    I would be happy to discuss the purchase price by pm, but would prefer not to post it on the forum.
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    The barrel is not correct, however that being a Colt barrel that would have been found in a Colt 1911a1 and that is not a bad thing. There were a lot more, in fact many more RRs made than Colt's during WW2. That Colt barrel is much rarer than a HS or Flannery barrel.


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