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Need comments on this 'Remington Rand' 1911A1 please.

Marked: UNITED STATES PROPERTY NO. 1028xxx M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY on the right side of the frame. There is also a faint marking just forward of the pin from the safety which resembles the Ordnance Mark - but it is weak.

The left side of the frame has the intials FJA below the rear portion of the slide stop. Rear of the magazine release is an initial which could be a D or P - it is weakly stamped.

Here's the kicker. When the slide stop is removed the frame beneath it is stamped HING LONG NAPA, CA.

The slide is marked REMINGTON RAND, INC. SYRACUSE, N Y. U S A. on the left side.

There are no apparent markings on the barrel.

Comments please - has anyone encountered the HING LONG NAPA, CA before?

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Hello Mdwpm....
According to your serial number, you possibly have a Rem Rand slide on Union Switch & Signal frame. FJA inspectors initials were used on Ithacas, Remington Rands and US&S pistols. The good news is that there was some serial number overlap in the 1943 guns. DSK will be able to help you determine whether your pistol is correct. Is the "P" on the frame the same as the "P" on top of the slide in front of the rear sight?

Again, DSK...will hopefully see this and give you more to look for.

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