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Old 04-06-2011, 04:30 PM
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Para-Ordnance/Remington Rand

Was at a local gun dealer today. In the pistol case was a .45 ACP with a Para-Ordnance frame and a Remington Rand slide. The slide was bare metal with a nice satin finish and looked new but the Remington Rand marking was clear and unmistakable (Type III). The strange thing was the tag on the pistol said "New" and it did look new and the price was a grand and change. Is this legitimate and I'm just ignorant about it or is it a really nice put together that they are trying to pawn off as new?
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:12 PM
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Was at a local gun dealer today. In the pistol case was a .45 ACP with a Para-Ordnance frame and a Remington Rand slide. The slide was bare metal with a nice satin finish and looked new but the Remington Rand marking was clear and unmistakable (Type III). The strange thing was the tag on the pistol said "New" and it did look new and the price was a grand and change. Is this legitimate and I'm just ignorant about it or is it a really nice put together that they are trying to pawn off as new?
Maybe new arrival or new finish, nothing else.

It's a put together, mixmaster, whatever you want to call it, even if it has a nice finish.

-Steve
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:35 PM
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Remington Rand stopped production of M1911A1 pistols and parts in 1945. The Para Ordnance frame is going to be late 1980's or newer vintage.
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