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Old 06-11-2008, 03:48 PM
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1911 Randall ?????




Hi Guys,
Anyone out there know anything about the randall 1911's?
I have a chance to buy one from a buddy of mine, but don't
know to much about them. Its in .45acp, stanless and has
three randall marked mags with it. Someone care to give me
a ballpark $ frame on this? Its the service model.
Thanks,
Denny
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:16 PM
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I just did an "advanced search" on Randall and found 50+/- threads on the Randall pistols. The company didn't last long. To bad, they weren't bad pistols.

They made magazines before they got the pistols out. Pachmyre(sp) had them make magazines for them under the Pach name.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:26 PM
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They made a real cool mirror image left handed 1911.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:29 AM
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They are great guns, slightly ahead of their time, a co-worker/shooting buddy had one and it was a keeper for sure.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:12 AM
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I've owned a Randall Service Model for the past 25 years, or more. It has been a reliable, and accurate pistol. I paid $150.00 for it, because it kept stove-piping and FTE. Upon inspection, the firing pin stop plate had cracked the internal edge under the extractor, and the missing piece allowed the extractor to move around. Back then Randall parts were still available, and I replaced it. Other than recoil springs, nothing else has failed.

In their short production life, they manufactured many different models. The standard, round top slide, 5" model is the A111. It's valued at $785.00 in Excellent Condition, $600.00 in Very Good, and $500.00 in Good. This is the 2007 Edition of the Standard Catalog of Firearms.

Send inquiries about the pistol to www.Randall45.com, or [email protected].

This was included in the Book used to quote the values.

Randall mags seem to command a premium price today. At Auction sites, and Gun-Shows, they run in the $35-55 range, depending on condition.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:33 PM
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I shot a buddie's last month. get it. If you don't like it you will get your $ back.
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:27 PM
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:28 PM
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.45 Randall 1911

Just bought one yesterday, yet to shoot it, but from all I have seen and carried, I am very pleased with it. Just have to have time and a place to shoot now.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:25 PM
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I used one for years as a carry gun and then sold it when I was out of work. It was a very nice gun, but, and this may be heresay to those who never handled them, it was hard to tell from an AMT if you didn't look at the slide markings. They were made from the same material and I would guess had some of the same OEM parts.
I miss it and wish I had it back. It was a lot nicer than the Colts of the time, in that it had better sights and a speed safety.
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:22 PM
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Randall solved the galling problems the early AMT's had by using two different types of stainless steel.

I just retreived my original box and owner's manual to answer a question in another thread and found my original pick-up slip. Bought my A131 in April of 1984.
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:19 PM
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Next to Detonics the first real successful stainless 1911. They were good pistols and then Colt started to make stainless 1911s; and that may of done Randall in.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:10 AM
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I paid $529 for mine with one clip. they threw two "other" clips in with the deal. I was told it is an $800 gun, and don't take less if I sell it.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:49 PM
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first to solve the galling problem

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Randall solved the galling problems the early AMT's had by using two different types of stainless steel.
IIRC Detonics started producing stainless pistols in the spring of 1980, Randall started manufacturing in May or June of 1983. IMHO Detonics was the first to solve the galling problems.

Randall 7 round magazines were some of the best ones I have even seen and I still use them to this day.
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:20 PM
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IIRC Detonics started producing stainless pistols in the spring of 1980, Randall started manufacturing in May or June of 1983. IMHO Detonics was the first to solve the galling problems.

Randall 7 round magazines were some of the best ones I have even seen and I still use them to this day.
any idea where I can get 2 randall mags? I want two for my .45
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Old 08-14-2008, 07:28 PM
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any idea where I can get 2 randall mags? I want two for my .45
sorry have not seen any for sale in quite awhile. gun shows I guess. the mag has Randall stamped on the bottom plate of the tube, polished stainless finish are how they came from the Randall factory back then.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:05 AM
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sorry have not seen any for sale in quite awhile. gun shows I guess. the mag has Randall stamped on the bottom plate of the tube, polished stainless finish are how they came from the Randall factory back then.
Yes, I have one that came with the 1911. It works very well, the other 2 that were thrown in do not. I seldome ever get to gun shows but will look around. Thanx
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:22 PM
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I have some extra Randall mags. PM me.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:02 PM
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Interesting info. I jumped on here because I have someone wanting to trade me one for my PS90. I think he is thinking they were worth more though.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:23 PM
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I am a Randall collector, and yes, many are worth exceedingly more than what was mentioned. I have a couple that are worth over 2,000. The magazines are also made of aircraft stainless steel. they do have both left and right handed magazines, and their 9 mm mags demand even more of a premium. They were advanced for their time and were the first production all stainless steels with 10 groove target barrels. buy it. Let me know what model you have.
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