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When my father passed away, I inherited his RemRand 1911A1. It was his favorite gun, and I grew up admiring, taking apart, and shooting this pistol. I'm interested in finding out more about it in particular. I've visited several websites, and learned much. I believe it was manufactured in 1945 as it has a serial #21475XX series number. It doesn't have the green colored parkerized look...more dark gray. All parts match except the grip safety appears to be blued instead of parkerized. It sure feels great in my hand, and shoots good too. Any info in general from the experts (or anyone else)will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Original finish on the 1945 Remington Rands was a light grey finish. I have a '45 RR, but the finish is very thin due to high mileage. The best thing I can do is point you towards three excellent sites that deal specifically with USGI .45s, including Remington Rands.

BTW the finish should be parkerized all around, with the small parts being possibly darker but still parkerized. Only the barrel and some internal parts should be blued.

<A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/M1911_M1911A1" TARGET=_blank>http://www.geocities.com/M1911_M1911A1

</A> http://www.coolgunsite.com

http://www.model1911a1.com

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http://www.geocities.com/M1911_M1911A1

[This message has been edited by dsk (edited 10-05-2001).]
 

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Perhaps the grip safety is just a darker parkerized color. It's definitely darker than the frame. Thanks again for the site information.
 

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Just looked at some info and pictures on model1911a1.com. This pistol is a RemRand serial number frame for certain. In my original post I described it as "dark" gray, but it does look the same color as the example in the pictures. It appears to me mostly original parts...at least on the outside. Sorry if I'm babbling...but this is cool stuff to me.
 

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Just keep comparing it to the photos on all three sites. Ty over at coolgunsite.com has a 1945 Remington Rand that is close to mint. I know it's original finish because he bought it from me.


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Thought my ears where ringing


I have been way to busy..no play


Looks like you have been keeping watch just fine Dana
. We need to hook up and do some shooting its been to long.
Cheers---
Ty "Alive and still around"....


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