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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?

Thanks,
Jim
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At least they were tactful enough to hide it under the slide stop. Others were occasionally hid underneath the grips or inside the mag well too. Your pistol may or may not still have its original finish, but the importer stamp will reduce value to a small degree. If the pistol still looks nice some buyers may not even care about the stamp.

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No, the serial number is Remington Rand. Trust me, Scott would've caught that first thing.


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Many S/N tables (including mine) erroneously reported that 1944 production began much higher in the serial range. I've since amended the SN table on my website.

Damn. I thought my RR was a '43.


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[This message has been edited by dsk (edited 11-15-2001).]
 
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