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Remington UMC 1911-Need Help Identifying

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Two1911s, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Two1911s

    Two1911s New Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    I am new to this forum so bear with me if I don't do things quite right.

    One of my 2 Govt issue 1911's is what I originally thought was a 1912 Colt Navy based on the S/N 10894 on the frame and the slide being a Colt. At a recent gun show I was corrected and told the frame is a Remington UMC because of the inspectors initials EEC and that he only inspected for Remington UMC. The gun is also stamped with AA on the left side just in front of the slide release lever. The rear saftey tang is shorter than the one on my other 1911, a 1943 RR. The gun has a lanyard loop at the base of the grip. I have several 2 tone mags and at least one of them also has a lanyard loop. I am told this is the Augusta Arsenal id when it went througt the rebuild program between WW1 and WW2.

    The slide I now know is wrong based on the assumption that the frame is a Remington UMC.

    Questions: What other markings should I look for to help identify this gun? What is a good, reliable source for value? I can send pictures if some one tells me how to attach.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. Oro

    Oro Senior Member

    Sep 22, 2007
    WA state

    Well, sounds like you've helped by giving the pertinent ones - the s/n (duplicated by Rem. UMC and same as some early Colts), AA re-work, and Rem. UMC inspector stamp.

    The story that it is a Remington with a Colt slide sounds correct. Looking under the f.p. stop for a different Colt s/n would be wise, and also the barrel markings to try and ID the barrel.

    Value for arsenal rebuilt/mixed guns is still wide based on condition. Searching sold prices on GB and what you see at gun shows is the way to figure it out. I would guess somewhere between $500 and $950 depending upon the condition and other part's originality.

    Here's some instruction on adding photos:

  3. Two1911s

    Two1911s New Member

    Mar 2, 2010
    Oro: When you write to look under the FP stop do you mean under the bottom, rear hood of the slide? Looking from the front of the slide to the rear I can see a '3' near the front the the flat surface. About mid-way back there is a partial letter that might be iether a W or M. Farther back is the number 6

    On the top, outside of the barrel hood there appears to be 'HP' with the right leg of the H shared with the left leg of the P. On the bottom left side of the ear to which is attached the link is a partial letter that might be the top half of 'K'. ON the other side of the ear is the letter 'Y'. There are no other markings.

    If this is not the area you describe as the FP Stop and where this Colt S/N would be located let me know where to look.

    Thanks, Bob



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