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Thread: Acouple of questions about Remington 1911's .

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    Acouple of questions about Remington 1911's .

    There are two questions about Reminton 1911's I have had. One was asked quite a few times on this Forum with no answer.
    On the latest production guns, How is the the frame machine work look by the rear of where the recoil spring sits? Also called the "Bowtie"
    Second are these guns made completely here in the U.S. or I heard they were made in "Turkey".

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    Hi T-TAC. I bought a new R1 Commander in December 2014. As regards the bowtie, below is a down-and-dirty pic. My apologies for my cel phone quality and imprecise photography skills. The machining looks good to me; as good as any of my Colts. This weapon has almost 1000 rounds thru it now. I am most pleased with the R1 and would buy it all over again. It's a shootin' son-of-a-gun! With respect to the place of manufacture, Remington informed of this:

    Remington Support

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    Your Remington Model 1811 R1 was manufactured in Ilion, NY.
    Thank you,
    Remington Consumer Service


    Thank you and best regards,
    Remington Customer Services

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    I asked Remington specifically where the parts and components of the R1 are made. This morning I got this response:
    Remington Support

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    Dear Ed Jones,
    Thank you for contacting Remington! All parts and components for the Model 1911 pistol are made in the U.S.A., so it is truly an American firearm. Glad you are enjoying your R1 Carry Commander!
    Should you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our Consumer Services Department at 800-243-9700, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.


    Thank you and best regards,
    Remington Customer Services

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    Can't tell from ED 's pic, but it looks like they may still be butchering the frame like this:



    Can anyone that owns a Remington 1911 please advise if they are still cutting the frames like this?

    Both John and I asked another poster in a previous thread; but a reply was never provided.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

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    I think I'll stick with Colt. One of the few 1911 manufacturers that stick pretty close to John Brownings original specs

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    Rick, I don't think I've ever seen a factory production job like you show above. I can assure you my R1 frame looks nothing like that. I tried to take a better pic this time, but again, my camera, lighting and unsteady hand leave a a lot to be desired. And T-Tac, I can't argue with your decision to stick with Colt. I'm a long time Colt guy myself and have never gone wrong there.



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    Here's the bowtie area on my R1S. This is not new production, but is only about 18 months old. I've compared it to a CZ 1911A1 and it looks pretty much identical.

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    Just checked my recent purchase. The "bow tie" (I thought that was a Chevrolet) is slick as snot. Mine was made in Huntsville, FWIW.

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    I have the stainless enhanced model with over a thousand rounds, that's three years old now. It's a great looking 1911 on the inside as will as the outside.
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    My R1 Enhanced has the angled machining but it's clean and the pistol shoots great.

    Before I bought my Remington, I compared the R1 Enhanced to a 2016 Colt Competition 1911 and based on what I saw, I chose the Remington. I also saved $54 over the cost of the Colt but that had nothing to do with my decision.

    Below is a reduced silhouette target I shot 16 times at 16 yards using two hands. I'm sure the pistol will do better but I'm old and not as steady as I used to be.


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