I wish we had more photos of it. But if it was made in 1945 it has the wrong hammer. And I’m not sure if it’s the right slide. I just cannot tell if it is correct because of the photo.
Looks like it was put together from parts , trigger is wrong ,receiver may have been refinished, if the grip bushings are same color as the receiver then yes.the slide looks off on finish and surface texture for that late a pistol.
We need a close up of the slide surface texture , late Rands have a particular pattern on them.
At what point would a load become heavy?I would think that the vast majority of all the USGI pistols are not 100% original, in any case the trigger and the hammer are not time correct I think, I don't think that the receiver was refinished. It's a nice pistol, but if you really want to use it at the range sometimes, stay away from heavy loads but first replace the recoil spring with a fresh 16 lbs one.
If I was going to shoot it, it wouldn’t be often nor excessive. I collect some other WWI-II things and decided to get a 1911 as well. But since this pistol here isn’t 100% original/matching a few rounds here there couldn’t hurt, right?reprobate, what's your s/s Randall got to do with a WWII-era Remington-Rand? I fail to see the connection.
WeOutaHere54, just put new recoil and firing pin springs in your R-R if you decide to shoot it. I would leave it alone and put it aside as a safe queen. If you are not a collector of WW-II Colts or U.S. pistols, I would sell it to a collector and use the funds to buy a modern 1911 - Colt, Wilson Combat, or Night Hawk Custom...
As long as they aren't +P loads, only shoot standard velocity ball ammo, put in a new 16lb spring and hope for the best. I'd even think of shooting semi wadcutters. The slide could crack so be careful, though the later Rand slides , assuming this is one , may be better than others?If I was going to shoot it, it wouldn’t be often nor excessive. I collect some other WWI-II things and decided to get a 1911 as well. But since this pistol here isn’t 100% original/matching a few rounds here there couldn’t hurt, right?
Doesn’t “lunchbox special” imply that the parts were stolen/do not have inspector marks/serial numbers? If that’s the case, the pistol I have now does have inspector marks etc.If anything, the trigger and hammer (and likely the sear) are replacements. Otherwise, the pistol looks correct. Frame looks to be original finish. You might have a "lunchbox special".