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Old 05-20-2020, 08:47 PM
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M 1911 slide and frame ID

Need help identifying slide and frame
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Old 05-20-2020, 09:13 PM
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Looks like a Remington Rand slide on a 1913 vintage Colt receiver.
Put together and Parkerized as part of the Augusta Arsenal overhaul process.
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:05 PM
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Remington Rand slide but I have no idea what the marking on the right side of the slide is. Not seen that before.
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:41 PM
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I believe that's the arsenal replacement slide marked with "M1911A1 US ARMY".

The grips probably not from Arsenal rebuild. Likely placed by whoever owned the pistol previously.

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Old 05-20-2020, 10:51 PM
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The slide is a normal WW2-era Remington Rand, but some arsenals would apply the "M1911A1 US ARMY" to slides put on WW1-era M1911 frames, since those were not marked with the pistol designation. Most arsenals didn't bother doing so however.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:23 AM
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Thanks for the information. I was concerned that the slide was not the original replacement as I have not seen the M1911 A 1 marking on the right side of a Remington rand slide. Would you leave the gun as it is or try to find a colt 1911 - 1913 slide.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:44 AM
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Since it is a correct and original rebuild, I would not change anything. Think about the history of it - most likely was in the trenches in France in 1918, could have returned to France in 1944, may have been to Korea and Viet Nam. I think its been blasted and re-Park'd since the AA rebuild. I think the grips are G.I. 30-row walnut that were made by Colt. If they are, they represent a significant portion of the pistol's value.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:49 AM
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Agree.
I have seen several posts lately about making 1911s "correct", even CMP Sales pieces with certificates as to their authenticity. They are not factory fresh originals, but they are true US service pistols and should stay as is.

I am dismayed by the number of fakes and frauds that are turning up.
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