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Thread: My Remington semi USGI clone.

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    My Remington semi USGI clone.

    I started with a Remington R1, which in itself was somewhat a tribute to the M1911 of WW1. I tried to pay tribute to both WW1&2, Army Air Corps/Army Air Force.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/sXMEf6kJxgq4JbMX6

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    Several years ago I had and shot at the range a REMINGTON R1.
    I remember that was a very good 1911 with an excellent price.
    Sergio
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    Nice pistol, and it goes well with the M1 Carbine. But I'm curious as to why to think the R1 is an any way a tribute to the M1911 of World War 1.
    Hawkmoon
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    I guess more of an odd I read an article which indicated that the R1 was kind of a nod to the 1911's built in World War 1

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    I would have to say that the author of that article was on crack. The R1 is a modernized 1911-pattern pistol that includes a number of updated features (some possibly desirable and some undesirable) even compared to the WW2 vintage M1911A1. It has the scallop cuts behind the trigger, it has different sights, a different grip safety, different cocking serrations on the slide. I see nothing about it to relate it to the WW1 M1911.

    The author may have been discussing (or referring to without being clear about it) the fact that some WW1 M1911s were manufactured by Remington UMC, which was a direct predecessor of the current Remington Arms Company. So there is a distant tie-in because if the ancestry, but I think it's a stretch to say that the R1 pistol itself in any way "nods" to the WW1 M1911.
    Hawkmoon
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    Agree.

    Remington could probably make a few bucks with faithful copies of the Remington UMC of WWI and the Remington Rand of WWII.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Watson View Post
    Agree.

    Remington could probably make a few bucks with faithful copies of the Remington UMC of WWI and the Remington Rand of WWII.
    They might ... but the latter would be cheating if they did. Although both companies had "Remington" in their name, they were completely unrelated. Remington UMC was always an arms and ammunition manufacturer. Remington Rand made typewriters and office machines until their efforts were switched to making M1911A1 pistols as part of the war effort during World War 2. History classes today gloss over or completely omit the fact that many major manufacturers converted from their peacetime products to various war products during WW2. Look up the WW2 history of the M1911A1, the M1 Carbine, the M1 Garand, and other of our arms such as tanks.
    Hawkmoon
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