Welcome to M1911.ORG
The M1911 Pistols Organization Forums Site


Dear members,
Please make sure the email address we have for you, is correct and valid.


Sponsors Panel
If you intend to buy something from the companies advertising above, or near the bottom of our pages, please use their banners in our sites. Whatever you buy from them, using those banners, gives us a small commission, which helps us keep these sites alive. You still pay the normal price, our commission comes from their profit, so you have nothing to lose, while we have something to gain. Your help is appreciated.
If you want to become a sponsor and see your banner in the above panel, click here to contact us.

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Feedback please

  1. #1
    Join Date
    19th January 2021
    Posts
    5
    Posts liked by others
    4

    Feedback please

    I carried one of these during the first 6 years I was in the Army, have owned this one for years, and really have no experience with collecting them. That's why I'm here. I can't find any rebuild marks on it - at least no RIA stamp. The barrel is a High Standard. I think I found somewhere that it's a '44 build.

    Thoughts on it?


    RR3.jpg RR7.jpg RR6.jpg RR5.jpg RR4.jpg
    Last edited by Devious_6; 19th January 2021 at 22:10.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    4th June 2004
    Posts
    2,637
    Posts liked by others
    120
    Welcome to the forum.

    Produced 1944, color in these photos makes it appear possibly refinished.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    19th January 2021
    Posts
    5
    Posts liked by others
    4
    Don't think it was refinished - based on what I can find online, it appears to be possibly all-original. I've ordered a copy of Reisch's book - his work on M1 Carbines isn't perfect but fairly accurate. Hopefully, his 1911 book is the same.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    4th June 2004
    Posts
    2,637
    Posts liked by others
    120
    The color looks a little too "green" on my monitor but that could just be the photos; Remington Rands tend to grey finish.

    Check the feedramp in the frame at the front of the magazine well. That should exhibit bare metal showing a slight sanding pattern and not parkerized over. Also check the firing pin. Those produced "in the white" but refinishers often don't know that and parkerize them. I notice the barrel still looks to have blue finish. That's another good sign as refinishers usually parkerize them also.

    If these things check out that's a good indication of original finish.
    Likes (2) :
    Devious_6 (21st January 2021), Ric4509 (21st January 2021)


  5. #5
    Join Date
    28th September 2008
    Location
    Northern Italy
    Posts
    546
    Posts liked by others
    87
    Let me first say that I agree with DORAN, anyway from the pictures that pistol seems as right as rain to me.
    Nice REMRAND anyway.
    Buy the gun not the story and don't be drawn to an example that is not original, originality isn't something that can be restored. I've never seen a 1911 I didn't like.
    Likes (1) :
    Devious_6 (24th January 2021)


  6. #6
    Join Date
    19th January 2021
    Posts
    5
    Posts liked by others
    4
    I pulled it apart - all seems to be in order. Bare metal feed ramp and in the white firing pin. Barrel seems black, not blue.
    Likes (1) :
    Sergio Natali (27th January 2021)


  7. #7
    Join Date
    4th June 2004
    Posts
    2,637
    Posts liked by others
    120
    What marks on the barrel? HS on the RHS and P on the LHS for a correct barrel. Barrels finished in dark blue that might look black under some lighting.
    Likes (1) :
    Devious_6 (25th January 2021)


  8. #8
    Join Date
    19th January 2021
    Posts
    5
    Posts liked by others
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by Doran View Post
    What marks on the barrel? HS on the RHS and P on the LHS for a correct barrel. Barrels finished in dark blue that might look black under some lighting.
    Barrel markings are correct. Must be the lighting on my workbench in the basement that throw the colors off.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    2nd June 2004
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    1,886
    Posts liked by others
    30
    I think it looks okay.
    The only change most people should make regarding their old .45's today is to leave them alone.
    Likes (1) :
    Rick McC. (5th February 2021)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Sponsors Panel
If you intend to buy something from Brownells, please use their banners above. Whatever you buy from them, gives us a small commission, which helps us keep these sites alive. You still pay the normal price, our commission comes from their profit, so you have nothing to lose, while we have something to gain. Your help is appreciated.
If you want to become a sponsor and see your banner in the above panel, click here to contact us.

Non-gun-related supporters.
Thank you for visiting our supporters.