Posted: 7/2/2012 8:01:33 PM EDT
LOOKING AT A REMINGTON 1911 G.I. ISSUE FROM 1942 . APPEARS TO BE IN VERRY GOOD CONDITION ANY IDEAS OF IT'S VALUE ?
I DO NOT HAVE ANY PICK'S OF THE SET UP BUT IT ALSO INCLUDES DATED MILITARY BELT AND HOLSTER WITH MAGIZINE POUCH
AND CANTEEN ATTACHED . ANY IDEAS OF WHAT THE VALUE OF THIS WOULD BE ?
THANKS , SMITTY
Somewhere between 1 and 2 with four digits. Condition is everything, original finish is everything, matching numbers is everything.
I know the BlueBook isn't much help most of the time but...
MODEL 1911A1 REMINGTON RAND
- approx. 1,086,624 mfg. 1943-1945 in Syracuse, NY, ser. no. ranges
916,405-1,041,404, 1,279,649-1,441,430, 1,471,431-1,609,528,
1,743,847-1,816,641, 1,890,504-2,075,103, 2,134,404-2,244,803, and
2,380,014-2,619,013, parkerized finish. Mfg. during WWII by Remington
Rand Corp. These pistols were not made by Remington Arms Company during
the war - Remington Rand was originally the Remington Standard
Typewriter Company which was sold by E. Remington & Sons in 1884.
The weapon appears to be in very good condition I would grade it at about 75% - 90% . It does seem to have original finish and matching numbers
It appears to have low round count and almost no signs of wear on the slides and frame .
The belt ,magizine pouch and holster also show almost no wear .
Dont have the serial #'s to be able to check futher at this time .
The guy wants 2,000 for the package . I am thinking of offering him 1,500 and see what happens .
Just don't want insult him . hoping to meet somewhere in middle
Paging Doc Brown. How can the seller say it's a 1942 issued pistol when, according to the cite, RR made them from 1943-1945? I'd ask for claification before I bought.
Best of luck. I hope you get clarification, and a good bargain if you buy it.
Not legal advice, MHO, YMMV, etc.
Unless it's dirt cheap ($400 or less) check the ordnance wheel on the back right of the pistol with a strong light. If the marking does not glow bright it's refinished.
Talked to owner today and I missunderstood him as saying it was a 1942 He informed me it was in fact a1943 issue . and will get serial # for me to verify .
Looks exactly like picture which axl has posted . Also the Belt , Canteen , magizine pouch , and Medical kit is also still on the belt as in pic like axl's
all apear to be in original condition with some natural wear and age . very good condition
I greatly appriciate everyones input and the more input the better for me .
Hopefull it will help me make a good decision on weather to purchase or not .
Planning on making offer this weekend . Hope it flies with owner , worst he can do is say no .
Thanks , smitty
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