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Rand or mismatch

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by chinchin, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. chinchin

    chinchin

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    I have purchased my first 1911A1 and I need some information on it.
    Here is what is marked on the pistol.
    Left of the slide is REMINGTON RAND INC
    SYRACUSE N.Y.U.S.A.
    Right side of the slide has nothing on it
    Right side of the frame has a 6 digit Ser# 240xxx
    right rear of the trigger guard is the letter I or the number 1
    Right front of the trigger guardis the letter G
    Left side of the frame has the letters FJA above the magazine release
    The letter P is below the magazine release
    Bith sides of the frame at the trigger guard is releaved for easier finger placement
    Right front of the trigger guard are the letters GG or G6 or 66 nothing else on the frame.
    I cannot get a picture of the pistol loaded on here but am willing to send a picture to a member email to be loaded on the site if they wish.
    Any information on this pistol would be appreciated.
    Regards
     
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  2. Road Dog

    Road Dog Senior Member Millennium Member

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    FJA = Frank J. Atwood, same as my 1944 & 1945 RRs so it sounds like a RR frame. You can easily check the serial number online. Is it still parkerized?

    RD
     

  3. 1911Tuner

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    FJA...Frank J. Atwood was the Remington Rand inspector, but his initials are also on the Ithacas. A serial number will be needed to determine whether the frame was manufactured by RR.

    It probably is a Rand frame. There were far more of them made than Ithacas.
     
  4. chinchin

    chinchin

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    RD
    All serial numbers I seem to be able to find are in the 7 digits. Have yetto find any in the 6 digit s.
    Regards
     
  5. chinchin

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    RD
    Sorry forgot to answer the Park question most is warn off of the slide by someone wanting to polish it with what must have bee a heavier grade of steel wool. Frame is not bad. There is light pitting at the front of the trigger guard and on top of the slide where you would rack it to load a round.
    Regards
     
  6. tango44

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  7. Jim Watson

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    Correct answers are on the other board where you posted pictures.
    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=339550

    The gun was "sanitized" by removal of the US Property markings and serial number after it was misappropriated from government stocks or pilfered from issue.
    A made-up serial number was stamped, apparently to get on the Canadian registry from what you say there.
    Collector interest is zero, value of the gun is purely as a plinker.
     
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  8. halfmoonclip

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    That makes sense; wondered about the lack of 'US Property' markings.
    Moon