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Thread: Remington Rand Help Needed

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    Remington Rand Help Needed

    I have a 1911 Remington Rand gifted to me by a WWII vet. Serial NO. 2461614 which should show it to be a 1945 manufacture for US military. It does not have a stamp showing US Gov Property. Only the serial number. Also Remington Rand Inc Syracuse NY USA on safety side and P stamp forward of rear sight, but no other markings. What have I got. Was thought to be his personal weapon in the PI in 1945, BUT? Thanks for any help

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    You have a service pistol that the serviceman who pilfered it worried about getting caught so he removed the USP stamp. Just be glad he didn't file off the serial number.
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    Rick McC. (24th June 2020)


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    Thanks for the quick response. This weapon shows no signs of stamping removal. Finish is uniform and appears in original albeit used condition. Not sure how stamping can be removed without a trace. Any chance some of these guns were issued without being stamped. I'm not a collector and obviously not educated on old weapons. Don't care about the guns value, just curious as to the lack of armory or gov markings.

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    We need to see photos. Of both sides, both the entire pistol and close-ups of the areas of the frame and slide where markings are -- or should be.
    Hawkmoon
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    Sergio Natali (25th June 2020)


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    Hawk moon is correct. With out clear close up photos of all areas which do or should contain markings everything is a guess.
    It is even not outside the realm of possibility that a completely unmarked frame ( possibly commercial make) was stamped with a serial number and built into a “parts gun” with a rand slide. I see this pretty frequently actually.

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    All discussions and evaluations in general start with close and clear photos taken in daylight in the shade without flash, possibly icluding the serial number or at least part of it.
    Sergio
    Anything with a FLGR is fluff, if JMB didn't put it on the 1911 you don't need it.
    If you're going to collect be careful not to get drawn to a piece that is not original, make sure it is a very good example and buy the gun not the story.

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    While it is very common for 1911’s to have the property mark removed ( most of the 1911’s had it on the left side dust cover where removing it is easy- I have seen many where it was very well done and hard to tell)
    On A1’s the Mark was above the serial number and I see this missing far less commonly

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