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Thread: Strange marking psoition 1911 A1

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    Strange marking psoition 1911 A1

    Hello everyone, I am considering bidding for a 1911A1 that I spotted.
    I would like to submit a picture of it where the Remington Rand markings on the left and right sides are strangely placed.
    What do the experts think about this?

    Thank you in advance
    C

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    Last edited by Christophe; 24th May 2024 at 13:14.


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    That pistol has been heavily buffed and refinished. Anything is possible.
    Hawkmoon
    On a good day, can hit the broad side of a barn ... from the inside

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    They mention a refinishing on the auction's ad, but I don't understand how the markings could be so out of alignment

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    Difficult to determine very much from these photographs.

    Some marks, possibly all, appear hand engraved. Some of the small parts have been chrome plated. Blue removed from the barrel hood or the barrel replaced. I do not think the slide would have passed inspection with the roll mark that far out of place.

    I would not purchase this pistol if you want a representative WWII example.

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    I won't. Thanks for the appraisal!

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