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Do you know what the S/N is on that one? There was discussion about it in another forum, and it looks nice but the milled trigger might be incorrect, unless the serial number is really low. Aside from that it looks very good.

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I'll e-mail Pete and see if he'll tell me.
 

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dsk, I just sent you an e-mail with the serial number of the Remington Rand.
 

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As you surmised it's 1945 production. There's not much else to tell from the single photo. The MS housing appears serrated, which is correct. The grips appear correct as well, as does the hammer and most other small parts. However, like Ben says it should have an HS, not an SP barrel. Also, the trigger appears to be the milled type which would only be correct on most Colt as well as VERY early 1943 contract production. Yours should have a stamped trigger w/ a defined border at the top and bottom of the trigger face. When you get it, check the finish to verify originality. The finish should be a medium to light grey, and with discernible disruption of the finish inside the inspector's and proof markings, as well as the serial number. The "NO." was stamped before finish, so it should look more rough then the numbers (stamped AFTER finish) which should still be sharp. Bullet ramp on frame should be bright and milled, NOT parkerized over nor given a mirror polish. MS housing and slide stop should be serrated, hammer and thumb safety checkered.

Let us know what you find.


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[This message has been edited by dsk (edited 11-16-2001).]
 
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