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Started by vonmazur , Jan 17 2011 06:02 PM

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#1 vonmazur

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:02 PM

Guys; Here is a rebuilt 1911, as done in 1942, by Springfield. It has a SA Barrel, and Rem Rand spare parts contract slide...

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:05 PM

Here is the other side....

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:08 PM

those 45's are a real stopper. gotta love em!

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:20 PM

Nice pistol! Not an M1911A1 though, strictly speaking :) Looks like in addition to the Model of 1911 frame and trigger, the hammer and safety are probably WWI vintage as well. Maybe mag release and slide stop as well, hard to see in the pics though. The transition to M1911A1 took place in the mid 1920s.

Those Models of 1911 that served in two world wars are pretty cool. That's a great addition to any collection

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:33 PM

Looks nice. How do you know it was rebuilt in 1942?

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 06:46 PM

Guys: I had trouble with aol, so I did not post the whole enchilada, sorry....

I know it is 1942 because it has the SA Mfg 1942 barrel, it is marked on the left side of the lug, "S"+"P". Above that it is marked with the heat treat batch marking; "PX-4". SA only made the barrels for a part of 1942, then when High Standard got going, they stopped...(The sent the machinery to make 03 Barrels to HS as well...I do not know if HS got the SA machinery or not for the 1911 A1 Barrel Contract ...)

The slide is Rem Rand Spare Parts Contract, not ordinary production, the marking on the right side; "US Model 1911A1" indicates this.

There are none of the usual rebuild marks on the frame, as seen during WW 2 rebuild programs..."AA" "RIA" etc...

The Trigger, Slide Stop, Hammer, Safety, and Grip Safety are all WW 1. The Frame is Colt, 1917, Gilbert H Stuart inspected--"GHS" in a circular motif...

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:09 PM

With any luck I can turn my tax return into one. Probably oughta be rsponsible with it, though... Dang. I really, really, really, really want one. Only military pistol I MUST have. Luger, broomhandle, P38, got a just postwar S&W, so I've got enough of a Victory taste to do without, but man, a 1911 or 1911A1 always makes me drool.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 07:21 PM

Dale-
Thanks for posting the pics and excellent description. To most, this would appear to be just another "mixmaster" which it most definitely isn't. Sure wish that "puppy" could talk!

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:23 PM

I'd like to know where even the mixmasters are. I just did a search on every gun site I could find, it seems only museum pieces survived the decomissioning of the 1911A1 in the 80s. You've inspired me to hock as much crap as I can and therefore get one and STILL be somewhat responsible.

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 03:52 AM

Guys: I had trouble with aol, so I did not post the whole enchilada, sorry....

I know it is 1942 because it has the SA Mfg 1942 barrel, it is marked on the left side of the lug, "S"+"P". Above that it is marked with the heat treat batch marking; "PX-4". SA only made the barrels for a part of 1942, then when High Standard got going, they stopped...(The sent the machinery to make 03 Barrels to HS as well...I do not know if HS got the SA machinery or not for the 1911 A1 Barrel Contract ...)

The slide is Rem Rand Spare Parts Contract, not ordinary production, the marking on the right side; "US Model 1911A1" indicates this.

There are none of the usual rebuild marks on the frame, as seen during WW 2 rebuild programs..."AA" "RIA" etc...

The Trigger, Slide Stop, Hammer, Safety, and Grip Safety are all WW 1. The Frame is Colt, 1917, Gilbert H Stuart inspected--"GHS" in a circular motif...

Dale


That's a really cool pistol you have there, especially the replacement slide.

As far as putting a more accurate date on when the pistol went through a rebuild, it is worth mentioning that Remington Rand wasn't using that particular slide legend on the left side of the slide until about February or March of 1943. There was another version used a short time before that, but the one on your replacement slide was used for about 7 months (Feb.-Sept.) in 1943 for production and spares.

So, you have a window of about 7 months on the replacement slide manufacture date...hope this helps... :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 08:11 AM

Thanks, It could be 1943 as well....I was basing this on the barrel and slide anyhow. This is the first time I have seen a replacement Rem Rand Slide that I can recall....The only thing for sure is that it is not post war, as the individual carried this gun during the war....

Too bad the holster rotted out!!

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