1911 Experts - Need help with a Remington Rand


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No Quarter
April 4, 2007, 08:20 PM
Friend of mine has a Remington Rand 1911 - Serial # 10875XX

Parkerized finish with checkered wood grips. The gun is not marked anywhere with any government markings (nor "Property of" etc.) It certainly appears to be an all original gun. I would think it falls somewhere in a 1943 or so manufacture date. Did Remington Rand make a civilian version or did some of their wartime production guns not come marked as being government property?

Wondering if any of you have any additional info on that gun based on that serial number. I would appreciate it if you would also reference whatever materials you might glean the info from so that I can give him the references as well.

Thanks in advance for your help!

NQ

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No Quarter
April 4, 2007, 09:28 PM
Ok. I think I have it. I think it is a US&S frame that had a Remington Rand slide on it. The serial number matches a US&S production gun.

Coolgunsite.com is what I looked at to come to this conclusion.

Any other input is welcome.

Thanks,

NQ

GeorgeR
May 20, 2007, 05:10 PM
Hi. US&S frames were never parkerized. They were sandblasted (fine grit) and then hot blued with DuLite salts. Some of the finest frames to come out of WWII and with the least number of rejects. Interestingly, they were all built by women. Out of approx 1100 employees at US&S over 1000 were women. My wife has mentioned this to me a number of times.

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