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Old gun followed me home

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by armedwalleye, Apr 27, 2013.

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  1. armedwalleye

    armedwalleye Member

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    Well, Ok, it followed me home after I went back for it. A Remington Rand 1911A1, serial number dates her to late 1943 production. Had it examined by my local gunsmith whose opinion I trust, after a takedown and review and comparison to relevant research materials he believes it not only to be a parts correct 1943 RR, but also believes, based on minimal wear and consistent wear on all parts that these are likely the parts it left the factory with in 1943. Wow. What a piece of history. Offered me $400 over what I paid, and I politely declined.
    I intend to take the old warhorse out and let her stretch her springs later this afternoon.
    Also got the period correct Boyt holster and 2 Risdon and 2 Scovill magazines.
     
  2. Unemployedshooter

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    Great find. How bout some pics?
     
  3. armedwalleye

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    Pic, only one so far

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  4. tarosean

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    Nice score
     
  5. Fred_G

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    Sweet! A friend of mine got a RR 1911 a while back. Unfortunately for him, someone in the past had it nickel or chrome plated. :eek:

    But it shot great.
     
  6. hacksaw

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    That is a great find! Color me envious!
     
  7. MICHAEL T

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    I have a 1941 USGI Colt I had 20 years or so . Shoot it enjoy it you holding history in your hand every time you do.
     
  8. Dframe

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    GREAT! Those old war horses NEED to get out there and spit some fire from time to time.
     
  9. armedwalleye

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    ..and she enjoyed the exercise! Hope I can shoot as well when I'm 70.

    I worked hard outside most of the morning, and took her out for a short run in the afternoon, and I'm still grinning.

    If only she could tell the stories....
     
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  10. stevek

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    Congrats! Wonderful score! Let us know how the range trip goes...
     
  11. armedwalleye

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    Range trip was a success, and I'm still grinning. Very smooth loading and cycling, shot well, minimal recoil, 3" group from the first mag and better with the second. I think she'll do better once we become acquainted.

    Does anyone know if there's a way to trace records on these old guns? Maybe not to a particular soldier, but to a unit or a distribution point anyway?
    I'd like to try to figure out where she's been.
     
  12. glove

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    Nice find.:cool:
     
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    Were you grinning because of the pistol shooting or the fact that it finally quit snowing? :)

    Thats a very nice find!!
     
  14. bannockburn

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    Great find! I would love to something that nice follow me home.
     
  15. armedwalleye

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    Shiftyer,
    At this point, it's about a horse apiece.
     
  16. oldcelt

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    That is a fine looking old war horse that has been well cared for.
     
  17. valkyrie.rider

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    Ive got the same 1943 pistol, but mine is well used. Little to no bluing left. Wood grips have been worn almost smooth. Still functions 100% and plenty accurate for its intended purpose. Great guns!
     
  18. Robbins290

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    Nothing says sexy like a classic mil spec 1911. Good score
     
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